We have been impressed with Assemblyman David Valadaos work in the California Legislature, and believe he is prepared to represent our region in Congress. We recommend that voters in the 21st Congressional District support Valadao in the Nov. 6 election.
Valadao, a Hanford Republican, is a conservative who can work across party lines to represent the interests of the San Joaquin Valley, as well as the nation. Valadao is a good fit for the 21st District, which is mostly rural and agricultural.
He is the son of immigrants who came to the Valley in search of the American dream. The Valadao family emigrated from the Azores Islands of Portugal in 1969, and Valadaos father started a small dairy farm in Kings County in 1973. His familys experience gives Valadao, who was born in Hanford in 1977, an understanding of the challenges facing new Americans.
Valadao became part of the dairy business, and knows the growing economic problems of that segment of agriculture. He also farms other crops in Kings and Tulare counties, which gives him an understanding of the challenges facing all of agriculture.
David has served in leadership positions for the California Milk Advisory Board and Western States Dairy Trade Association. His campaign reported that he also was elected as Regional Leadership Council Chairman for Land O Lakes Inc., a major producer-owned cooperative.
Valadao says it is important to create an environment where small businesses can succeed. One of his priorities would be to work in Congress to secure a clean, reliable water supply for the Valley.
Because his 30th Assembly District is within the 21st Congressional District, he is already representing much of the population of the newly drawn congressional district.
In the June primary, Valadao carried the majority of the vote in the 21st District. He polled 57% of the vote to 22.1% for Democrat John Hernandez and 20.9 % for Democrat Blong Xiong. The top two vote-getters moved on to the general election, with Hernandez being his opponent on Nov. 6.
Voters in the 21st Congressional District should back David Valadao on Nov. 6.