Farming and agriculture are in my blood. I was raised on a farm and have made my living growing grapes for more than thirty years. I know what it takes to make a living in the San Joaquin Valley.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest obstacles to farmers, ranchers, and growers is not weather, insects and pests, or international competition, but our own state government. Extremist politicians and bureaucrats in Sacramento have put utopian environmental policies ahead of family farms and agricultural sustainability. I've stood up to those politicians and bureaucrats and will continue to do so until common sense prevails and the San Joaquin flourishes again.
I'm in favor of rolling back business-killing regulations and for putting farms and families first. As your State Senator, Ill have the experience and skill to promote the interests of family farms and help improve the agricultural engine of the Valley.