Butte County Farm Bureau Makes 2018 Election Endorsements

(Oroville, Calif.) – The Butte County Farm Bureau has announced 2018 Election endorsements for Larry Wahl for Butte County Supervisor in District 2, Bob Evans for Butte County Supervisor in District 3 and Diane Brown for Butte County Assessor.

The Board of Directors of the Butte County Farm Bureau hosted all of the candidates for Butte County Supervisor in District 2 and 3 and the candidates for Butte County Assessor for a question and answer forum as part of their April Board Meeting. “Farm Bureau leaders know the critical role that elected officials have in the ability for farmers and ranchers to conduct business in our county,” said Darren Rice, Butte County Farm Bureau President, “and interviewing candidates and making endorsements helps our organization communicate to our members and the agricultural community about these potential decision makers before voters fill in their ballots.”

Butte County Farm Bureau has been politically active for many years in Butte County elections, and makes working with and providing education and information to all county government officials and staff a priority in their program of work.

Supervisor Wahl has earned the Butte County Farm Bureau endorsement before. “Supervisor Wahl maintains a strong position on keeping cannabis from taking over Butte County and threatening the health of our sensitive agricultural lands,” offered Butte County Farm Bureau Executive Director Colleen Cecil.

Bob Evans is seeking the District 3 Supervisor seat that is currently held by Maureen Kirk. Supervisor Kirk is not seeking reelection. “Evans is no stranger to local government and we are confident he will be protect the open space and agricultural landscape of Butte County when elected,” said Rice.

Diane Brown is seeking re-election to the Butte County Assessor seat that she won in 2014. “Ms. Brown has done a great job during her tenure as the assessor; working to modernize and improve efficiencies even with a smaller staff,” said Cecil, “and she is not done and has earned another term at the job.”

The Butte County Farm Bureau, established in 1917, is a non-profit, grassroots organization, supported by 1,300 Butte County farming and ranching families.  The Butte County Farm Bureau represents agriculture and rural interests at the local, state and national levels. For more information on the Farm Bureau or to become a member please call (530) 533-1473 or visit http://www.buttefarmbureau.com.

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