Family Farm Action Announces 26 endorsements across 7 States
Family Farm Action, an advocacy organization, building political muscle for family farmers and rural communities, announced a slate of 2018 midterm candidate endorsements. The list includes candidates in Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Iowa.
Family Farm Action Political Director Cody Atkinson said: “We are excited that so many candidates across the country are taking a stand for family farmers and against the multinational corporations that are extracting wealth from our rural communities.”
Family Farm Action is endorsing candidates from State Representative to U.S. Senate to build a strong coalition of champions for rural communities and farm families across the country.
Family Farm Action 2018 Midterm Endorsements:
JD Scholten IA 4th Congressional District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse JD Scholten for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. While Steve King has been in the pocket of foreign-owned multinational big ag, JD has been outspoken in his support of Iowa’s family farmers. Mr. Scholten understands that consolidation of industrial agriculture corporations has irreparably hurt Iowa’s rural communities by extracting their wealth and crushing opportunities for future generations. As Rep. King continues his repulsive rhetoric out of step with Iowans, JD Scholten offers a path forward that all Iowans can be proud to stand with. Vote JD Scholten November 6th.
Zach Wahls IA 37th Senate District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Zach Wahls for Iowa’s 37th Senate District. Mr. Wahls is a champion for Iowa’s rural communities and understands that to bring prosperity, wealth, and opportunity back these forgotten towns a new approach must be taken. As your state senator, Zach will bring community leaders from across the political spectrum together to build a shared vision for the future of Iowa that leaves no Iowan behind. Vote Zach Wahls on November 6th.
Alan LaPolice KS 1st Congressional District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Alan LaPolice for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District. Mr. LaPolice is a champion for Kansas’ family farmers and understands that when given a chance, Kansas farmers can compete with anyone in the world, all they need is a fair shot. If elected, Alan will fight to bring back opportunity and wealth to rural Kansas. Vote Alan LaPolice November 6th.
James Thompson KS 4th Congressional District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse James Thompson for Kansas 4th Congressional District. James has always been a fighter, whether it be during his service in the Army or on the campaign trail fighting for a better deal for Kansans. As your Congressman, James will work tirelessly to ensure all trade deals being pushed are fair and give Kansas farmers a seat at the table. Vote James Thompson November 6th.
Claire McCaskill US Senate
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Claire McCaskill for reelection to the United States Senate. Sen. McCaskill has kept Missouri’s rural communities at the forefront of her priorities as your Senator. She has voted to bring competition back to agricultural markets, supported reform of corrupt commodity checkoff programs, and put Missouri’s farmers on a level playing field by supporting fair and reciprocal trade practices. Family Farm Action strongly encourages those who support Missouri’s family farmers to vote to reelect Claire McCaskill on November 6th.
Crystal Stephens MO 18th Senate District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Crystal Stephens for Missouri’s 18th Senate District. As your state senator, Mrs. Stephens will work across the aisle to create a better future for our family farmers and ranchers. She knows that without changes now, the rural communities in every corner of our state will continue to struggle. Crystal won’t just be a new voice in Jefferson City; she will bring a whole new approach to the failing status quo. Vote Crystal Stephens on November 6th.
Adrian Plank MO 47th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Adrian Plank for Missouri’s 47th State House District. Adrian will be a champion for Missouri’s rural communities if elected and is committed to restoring wealth, prosperity, and opportunity to areas that have been left behind by Jefferson City’s friendly policies for foreign-owned multinational corporations. He knows that, when given a fair chance, Missouri’s farmers can win again.
Joni Perry MO 3rd House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Joni Perry for Missouri’s 3rd House District. As your state representative, Joni will be a champion for fair markets, access to affordable capital, and push to end the foreign ownership of Missouri’s most valuable natural resource, our farmland. Coming from a long line of family farmers, Mrs. Perry knows that continuing down the road of foreign ownership and corporate farming will eventually end Missouri’s long history of family farming. Vote Joni Perry for state representative on November 6th.
Doug Beck MO 92nd House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Rep. Doug Beck as he seeks re-election. Rep. Beck has worked tirelessly in his position to restore opportunity and prosperity to Missouri’s rural communities and family farmers. He has been a champion of reform that would return local control to Missouri’s citizens, not foreign-owned big ag corporations. Vote Doug Beck November 6th.
Martha Stevens MO 46th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Martha Stevens for re-election to Missouri’s 46th House District. Rep. Stevens is dedicated to restoring prosperity, wealth, and opportunity to Missouri’s rural communities. As your state representative, Martha Stevens has pushed legislation that would stop any more of Missouri’s farmland from being bought by foreign-owned multinational corporations. Missouri’s farmers and ranchers have been the foundation of our state’s economy in the past, and by reelecting Rep. Stevens, it will be the beginning of a brighter future as well. Vote Martha Stevens on November 6th.
Kip Kendrick MO 45th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Kip Kendrick’s re-election campaign for Missouri’s 45th House District. As your representative, Kip has been a fierce advocate for Missouri’s family farmers and the protection of our shared natural resources. Keeping Rep. Kendrick in office will ensure a fighter is in office who understands the importance of restoring our rural communities. Vote Kip Kendrick on November 6th.
Tracy McCreery: MO 88th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Tracy McCreery’s re-election campaign to Missouri’s 88th House District. As your state representative, Tracy has proven herself to be a defender of Missouri’s family farms. She has fought to restore our once thriving rural communities by pushing back against the corporate takeover of our farmland and will continue do so when re-elected. Vote Tracy McCreery November 6th.
Tom Hurst MO 62nd House District
Family Farm Action encourages the reelection of Tom Hurst for state representative. Rep. Hurst has fought to end the foreign ownership of Missouri’s farmland. Vote Tom Hurst November 6th.
Deb Haaland NM 1st Congressional District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Deb Haaland for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. As the first Native American woman in Congress Deb will be a trailblazer for western rural communities. With a commitment to ensuring farmers and ranchers of all backgrounds have a fair shot in the market and multinational corporations stop extracting our wealth, Deb will be a fighter in Washington DC.
Jim Dotzenrod ND Ag Commissioner
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Jim Dotzenrod for North Dakota’s Agriculture Commissioner. As a farmer himself, Jim knows the importance of access to fair markets, and as your commissioner, he will fight to give North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers access to fair and competitive markets. North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers can compete with anyone in the world. They need to be given the opportunity. Jim Dotzenrod will provide them with that opportunity. Vote Jim Dotzenrod for Agriculture Commissioner on November 6th.
Joshua Boschee ND Secretary of State
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Josh Boschee for North Dakota Secretary of State. Josh understands the threats to North Dakota’s farmers are larger now than ever before, and as Secretary of State, he will continue to protect family farmers from multinational corporate takeovers. Also, Josh will modernize the office so that farmers and ranchers spend less time dealing with bureaucracy, and more time caring for their land, crops, and livestock. Vote Josh Boschee on November 6th.
Kylie Oversen ND Tax Commissioner
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Kylie Oversen to be the next Tax Commissioner of North Dakota. Kylie has shown herself to be a champion of North Dakota’s hard-working family farmers and ranchers and will continue that work as Tax Commissioner. In this position, Ms. Oversen will ensure a fair tax code that restores opportunity and prosperity to rural North Dakota. Vote Kylie Oversen November 6th.
Tim Mathern ND 11th Senate District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Senator Tim Mathern for re-election to North Dakota’s 11th Senate District. Sen. Mathern has spent his time as your state senator to ensure that every North Dakotan has access to public services that help build a better future for North Dakota. He has worked tirelessly to return control of agriculture to family farmers and rural communities. Vote Time Mathern November 6th.
Erin Oban ND 35th Senate District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Sen. Erin Oban’s bid for reelection. As your state senator, Erin Oban has been an outspoken critic of attempts by corporate agriculture to take over North Dakota’s tradition of family farming and ranching. With your support, Sen. Oban will continue being a champion for North Dakota’s rural communities. Vote Sen. Erin Oban on November 6th.
Marvin Nelson ND 9th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Rep. Marvin Nelson for re-election to North Dakota’s 9th house district. As your representative, Marvin has always supported legislation which promotes and protects North Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers. If re-elected, Rep. Nelson will push legislation to invest in North Dakota’s forgotten rural areas infrastructure, moves government positions into rural areas to remind bureaucrats whom they serve, and continue to fight multinational corporations seeking to destroy North Dakota’s proud history of independence. Vote Marvin Nelson November 6th.
Gretchen Dobervich ND 11th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Rep. Gretchen Dobervich for North Dakota’s 11th district. Rep. Dobervich has been a fierce defender and supporter of North Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers and will continue doing so if re-elected. As your representative, Rep. Dobervich will continue her work to provide resources for North Dakota’s forgotten rural communities that include protecting natural resources for future agricultural production and access to mental health crisis and suicide prevention services. Vote to re-elect Gretchen Dobervich November 6th.
Sherrod Brown US Senate
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Sherrod Brown’s reelection campaign to the United State Senate. Sen. Brown is an ally of Ohio’s family farmer and has a proven record of championing issues that help rural communities. Senator Brown Joined with his colleagues to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill and supports reforming the corrupt commodity checkoff programs. Support Sen. Brown on November 6th.
Sharon Sweda OH 13th Senate District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Sharon Sweda for Ohio’s 13th Senate District. As a long time resident of Huron County, Mrs. Sweda understands the importance of local control over resources. She will be a fighter to return decision-making power to the citizens of the district and restoring funding for local communities in need. Vote Sharon Sweda November 6th.
Joe Helle OH 89th House District
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Joe Helle for Ohio’s 89th House District. Mr. Helle comes from a long line of Ohio family farmers and knows all too well the challenges they face. As your representative, Joe will work to protect Lake Eerie from harmful runoff that compromises family farms and local economies. Vote Joe Helle November 6th.
Drew Edmondson OK Governor
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Drew Edmondson to be the next Governor of Oklahoma. Drew was a champion for Oklahoma’s farmers as Attorney General and will accomplish even more as Governor. Most importantly, Drew understands that decisions have to be made with input from those being affected by the current broken system and will work closely with rural communities and farmers to ensure future legislation works. We strongly encourage Oklahomans to vote for Drew Edmondson on November 6th.
Mark Myles OK Attorney General
Family Farm Action is proud to endorse Mark Myles to be Oklahoma’s next Attorney General. Mark understands the status quo in Oklahoma isn’t going to cut it for Oklahoma’s struggling rural communities and family farmers. As your Attorney General, Mark will strengthen the office’s antitrust division to prevent foreign-owned monopolies from continuing to extract wealth and opportunity from Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers. Vote Mark Myles for Attorney General on November 6th.