Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Valley Farmer, Brad Goehring Announces Candidacy in 11th Congressional District

Brad Goehring Announces Candidacy in 11th Congressional District
San Joaquin businessman and Ag leader jumps into race against vulnerable Congressman Jerry McNerney.

Stockton (CA) –Brad Goehring, a leader in the San Joaquin County agricultural community and small businessman from Clements has entered the race for the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District. The 11th Congressional District is currently held by vulnerable Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton).

“I am running because I believe it is time for our representatives in Washington to show some responsibility. The solutions put forward on the critical issues we face in our country today seem to lack any responsibility. I want to go to Washington and stop the bailouts and attacks on free enterprise and hard working taxpayers,” said Goehring.

“Everyone knows that Washington is broken. There are solutions that can be found without raiding the treasury and making our kids and grandkids pick up the tab,” continued Goehring. “I want to find solutions that put families back to work and channel our energies into creating good paying jobs in the private sector. Without a healthy, growing private sector we cannot move America forward.”

Brad Goehring was born in 1965 in Lodi into a fourth-generation San Joaquin Valley farm family. He was raised in Lodi and graduated from Lodi High School. After attending San Joaquin Delta College, Brad majored in Business Administration at CSU-Chico, all while learning the value of hard work as a farm laborer in his family's orchards and vineyards from the age of 11. He has owned and operated Goehring Vineyards, Inc. since returning from school.

Brad and his wife Kristin were married in 1997 and they have three children, Lexus, Bryson, and Brielle. They make their home in Clements in northern San Joaquin County.

Brad currently serves on the Board of the Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Recognized statewide as a leader on agricultural issues, Brad serves as Director at Large for the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau and as national spokesman for the California Farm Bureau's work on the Clean Water Act.

Goehring’s website is now active at www.goehringforcongress.com

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