State Rep. Scott Bruun, candidate for Congress in Oregon's 5th district, received the endorsement of AG-PAC, a prominent agriculture group, this week. Bruun also received the support of AG-PAC in the Oregon primary and was endorsed by the Oregon Farm Bureau earlier this summer.
"Scott Bruun has been a proven advocate for Oregon's farmers, foresters, and natural resource industries, and we're confident that he will continue to be a voice for these important jobs while in Congress," Roger Beyer, AG-PAC Chairman, stated. "Scott is a candidate that truly understands the issues facing Oregon farmers, and we're pleased to support him in this election."
"I am grateful for this endorsement and the continued support of AG-PAC and the Oregon agricultural community," Bruun said. "Agriculture plays a vital role in this district's economy, and, like many Oregon industries, our farmers have been hit hard by the recession. By promoting responsible spending and innovative economic policies, we can ensure our agricultural sector's continued success."
AG-PAC is comprised of 15 different agriculture and natural resource-based organizations. It was organized in 1989 to support candidates committed to a healthy agriculture and forestry-based economy.
Bruun is running for the seat currently held by first-term Democrat Congressman Kurt Schrader. A member of the House Budget Committee, Schrader has proven himself a reliable supporter of House Democrat leadership, voting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over 97 percent of the time.
Scott Bruun is a businessman and three-term Oregon legislator. Bruun and his wife of 16 years, Alison, have two young daughters and live in Clackamas County. They are active in local charitable, sports and church activities.