Hollister, Calif. – Anna Caballero, Chair of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and candidate for California State Senate District 12, was today endorsed by Republican farmer and San Benito County Supervisor Anthony Botelho. Botelho serves as the District 2 Chairman on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors as well as an apple farmer who supplies Martinelli’s Juice Co.
“I’m a registered Republican, and support Anna Caballero for California State Senate District 12,” said Anthony Botelho, a farmer and San Benito Supervisor. “Anna has a long track record of reaching across the aisle to find solutions for California’s most pressing issues, including in the State Assembly, where she worked on a bi-partisan committee to protect our water. Because of Anna’s commitment to working together to deliver real results, I am endorsing her as the best choice for State Senate District 12.”
“I am very grateful for the support of Anthony Botelho as well as his important work on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors,” said Anna Caballero. “Anthony understands that I am committed to fighting for the interests and rights of rural Californians, no matter what side of the aisle they stand on. In the State Senate, I promise to continue the bipartisan work I have done in the Assembly to ensure rural Californian communities have access to clean water, good education, and affordable healthcare.”
Assemblymember Anna Caballero serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee in the California State Assembly and is the former Mayor of Salinas. As the first female Mayor of Salinas, Caballero oversaw the expansion of programs that reduced gang violence and brought crime in the city to an all-time low. Cited for her fiscal discipline, she turned a budget deficit into a surplus and went on to serve as the California Secretary for Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she cut wasteful spending and championed the expansion of housing construction and services for homeless veterans. She is endorsed by the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, Firefighters, Nurses, and Teachers.
California’s 12th State Senate District, split between the Salinas Valley and the counties of Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Benito, and Stanislaus, is one of the most competitive legislative districts in California.