September 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MADISON – Jesse James of Altoona has been endorsed by the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee for the 68th Assembly District. VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.

“Jesse understands that many small towns are dependent on the success of the surrounding farming community,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Governmental Relations Rob Richard. “His commitment to developing rural economic development opportunities and holding the line on excessive regulations for farmers convinced our local interview committee that he will best represent their interests in Madison.”

The 68th Assembly District includes portions of Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson and Trempealeau counties. James is a Republican seeking an open seat.

“As an Army veteran and Altoona police chief, the safety of the district’s communities and its residents is top of mind for Jesse,” said Richard. “That along with his understanding of rural, agricultural communities, is why our local members support him.”

The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is comprised of 18 farmers from across the state and was formed to give farmers a more direct role in electing leaders who best represent agriculture’s interests.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with members of every farm size, commodity and management style.

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