October 12, 2002 - The Californian: The Californian says to Re-elect Farr to Congress

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The Californian says to Re-elect Farr to Congress

Read and comment on this editorial from the Californian that says that if anyone can give "career politician" a good name, it is incumbent Sam Farr in the 17th Congressional District. The 60-year-old Democrat from Carmel looks like a shoo-in for a sixth term in office. Read their editorial about this RPCV who served in Colombia from 1964 - 66 at:

Re-elect Farr to Congress*

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Re-elect Farr to Congress

U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, who has represented Monterey County in the House of Representatives since 1993, should and presumably will keep his job.

Re-elect him on Nov. 5.

Farr's credentials remain impressive with respect to what he's done for communities of the Central Coast from Santa Cruz to Salinas to Hollister. He gets things done.

Two years ago in the 2000 congressional election, he cited among his priorities:

# Preservation of land to protect agriculture and tourism.

# Building more affordable housing.

# Making the Monterey Bay area the "Kennedy Space Center" of ocean research. Since then, Farr has led Congress to preserve more land in Monterey County, particularly farmland, forest and sensitive wildlife habitats along the Big Sur coast, and pristine parkland in the Pinnacles National Monument.

He also secured funding for the Fish and Wildlife Service's California and Idaho Condor Recovery Program.

This year he lit a fire under local officials to get them serious about affordable housing. Farr introduced legislation to halt all conversion of military land on former Fort Ord until agreements were reached to increase the percentage of affordable housing in development plans for the property.

Farr's leadership to fund oceanic research and expand the reach of federal protections for coastal waters is beyond reproach.

Add to these his reputation as the environmental legislator. He earned a 100 percent rating from the League of Conservation on its National Environmental Score-card for 2001. Farr's consistent, principled leadership on clean air, safe drinking water, and open space issues make him one of the most invaluable environmental leaders in Congress," the League said. Farr consistently seeks the highest bar with respect to the environment.

The self-described "activist legislator" has earned his stripes as a Central Coast representative, serving as a state Assemblyman and Monterey County supervisor.

Farr is facing nominal opposition in this election from Ray Glock-Grueneich of the Green Party, a paralegal from Soquel; Jascha Lee, Libertarian software engineer from Santa Cruz; and Republican Clint Engler, a Salinas general contractor.

Re-elect Farr on Nov. 5.

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