PRESS RELEASE from the Western Growers
Endorses McCain for President of the United States
IRVINE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western
Growers' Board of Directors has voted to endorse Arizona's John McCain
in his bid to become the
44th president of the United States.
"Senator McCain has shown courage, determination and exceptional
leadership skills in support of policies and principles important to
Western Growers' members in Arizona and California," said Western
Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif. "He has steadfastly promoted free
markets, sensible fiscal policies, repairs of our immigration laws, and
knows how important to our economy are the fruit, vegetable and nut
producers in the west."
Bob Gray, Western Growers Board Chairman and CEO of Duda Farm Fresh
Foods Inc., added "We are proud to stand with Senator McCain for his
strong efforts to bring our critical industry issues to the forefront.
We are also mindful and appreciative of the Senator's deep
understanding of the challenges to American security and take great
comfort in the experience and depth of preparation he will bring to the
Western Growers is an agricultural trade association whose members from
Arizona and California grow, pack and ship ninety percent of the fresh
fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California and seventy five
percent of those commodities in Arizona. This totals about half of the
nation's fresh produce.
SOURCE Western Growers Association
Paul Simonds, Mgr. Communications, +1-949-885-2257, PSimonds@wga.com,
or Wendy Fink-Weber, Dir. Communications, +1-949-885-2256,
WFWeber@wga.com, both of Western Growers Association