AgPAC, the political action committee of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, recently announced their endorsement of Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Expressing appreciation of the endorsement, Peace said, "I'm honored to have received this endorsement; it is a strong vote of confidence from the farmers of the Commonwealth. Agribusiness is an important part of Virginia's economy. I am focused on working with my colleagues in the General Assembly and the agricultural community to get Virginia's economy moving again. By embracing a solution-oriented approach, I will work to enact the right policies at this critical time to assure a more prosperous future for farmers and every other sector of Virginia's economy."
The 97th District is now the proud home of the Virginia State Fair which annually showcases Virginia's finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and crafts. The Fair has been one of Virginia's greatest annual traditions since 1854. The Fair will take place from September 24 through October 4 and will be held for the first time this year at The Meadow Event Park located off of I-95 exit 98 next to Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA, Caroline County. For more information please visit http://www.statefair.com
"Each of the endorsed candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of agriculture and forestry or has a favorable voting record in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau issues," Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of Virginia AgPAC and VFBF president, said.
The non-partisan Virginia AgPAC has over 147,000 members statewide and was created by Farm Bureau in 1999. It employs in-kind contributions to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues.
Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at www.VaFarmBureau.org
With 147,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia's largest farmers' advocacy group.