On March 20, 2018, APG State PAC participated in a fundraiser dinner for Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). Assembly Member Cooper represents the 9th Assembly District of California, which includes the areas of South Sacramento, Galt, and Lodi. Mr. Cooper has been a good ally to the agriculture community since being elected in 2014. At the dinner, the Assemblyman talked about his desire for thoughtful, bipartisan policymaking rather than reactive legislation that has negative consequences for many, including agriculture.
On March 21, 2018, APG State PAC participated in an event for Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) who represents the 44th Assembly District in California, encompassing Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Camarillo, and Moorpark. As a member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, Ms. Irwin is familiar with the issues facing the industry, such as water and over-regulation. Drawing from her engineering background, she has a no-nonsense approach to policymaking. The legislature and agriculture industry can greatly benefit from her more fact-based reasoning.