Washington State Farm Bureau Endorses Dino Rossi for Congress

Washington State Farm Bureau Endorses Dino Rossi for Congress

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issaquah, WA – 
Today the Washington State Farm Bureau announced their endorsement of Dino Rossi for U.S. Congress. Serving 46,000 member families in the state of Washington, the Farm Bureau is the foremost advocate for farmers and ranch families. This is the earliest the Washington Farm Bureau has ever issued an endorsement in a Congressional race.

"Dino has been a great friend of agriculture," said Mike LaPlant, WFB President. "When he was in the Senate, Dino had a near-perfect voting record when it came to agricultural issues."

"I am incredibly grateful for the support of the Washington State Farm Bureau," said Rossi. "The Farm Bureau is an essential voice to educate lawmakers and speak for farming and ranching families, and their early endorsement is a welcome vote of confidence. I am proud of my consistent pro-agriculture voting record in the State Senate, and will always be an advocate for farm and ranch families."

The Farm Bureau joins the Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs (COMPAS) and the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police in endorsing Rossi's candidacy, further underscoring the momentum that has built since Rossi announced his candidacy in September.
  

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Dino Rossi is a former state Senator and is known for his successful work creating and passing fiscally responsible budgets that protect the most vulnerable in our society. He has received eight awards from the developmentally disabled community for his legislative work on their behalf, is a past Chair of the Board of Special Olympics Washington, and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University. The grandson of an immigrant coal miner and the son of a teacher and a beautician, he now lives in Sammamish with his wife Terry and family.
   
The 8th Congressional District spans the Cascade Mountains, traveling south from Sammamish to Auburn and to Mount Rainier, and across the mountains to include much of Central Washington, including Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Chelan, and Leavenworth.