Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC Endorses Del. Rich Anderson for House Seat

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Richmond—Del. Richard L. Anderson this week received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, a political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in the race for the 51st District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

In accepting the endorsement, Del. Anderson stated that “I’m thankful for this vote of confidence by Virginia farmers and the opportunities I’ve had to promote agriculture here in Prince William County and in Richmond through the policy process. Although I was raised in an urban environment, I feel privileged to have spent a number of my teenage summers on a dairy farm in Bristol, Va., owned and operated by my cousins. There, I learned to respect Virginia’s farming, forestry, and agricultural community.”

Del. Anderson is among 87 candidates that Virginia VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.

“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and challenges farmers are facing and/or have proven their support through their favorable voting records while holding positions in the General Assembly. We believe these candidates will help agriculture and forestry maintain its vitality as the number on industry in Virginia,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president. “We look forward to working with them in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly.”

The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at www.VaFarmBureau.org.

Del. Rich Anderson resides in Woodbridge and represents the 51st House District in the General Assembly. A retired 30-year Air Force colonel, Anderson chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology and serves on three House committees: Appropriations, General Laws, and Transportation. He also chairs the House-Senate Military and Veterans Caucus and the Virginia Commission on Civics Education.

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