A longtime farmer, educator and public servant, Ken Vogel, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in his race for state Assembly. Vogel, R-Linden, seeks election in the 12th Assembly District, which includes parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
“Ken Vogel has compiled an impressive record of service to his community and to agriculture,” CFBF President Paul Wenger said, “and will make an outstanding member of the state Legislature. We need the voices of more farmers, such as Ken, to assure that laws recognize the daily benefits agriculture provides to our society, economy and environment.”
Vogel grows walnuts and cherries in the Linden and Farmington areas, and served on the board of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, which recognized him with its President’s Award for lifetime service. He also belongs to the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He worked as a teacher, vice principal and principal before his retirement from the Lodi Unified School District, and served on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
“Ken has been a leader in every endeavor he has undertaken, and I have no doubt that pattern will continue in the Assembly,” Wenger said. “He has vowed to make agriculture his top priority in Sacramento, and we look forward to working with him on issues that matter to family farmers, ranchers and rural residents.”
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 53,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.