San Joaquin County officials are on their annual lobbying trip to Washington D.C. this week.
The first wave flew out on Saturday, but the meetings began in earnest on Monday. Elected officials and other local leaders have a packed schedule of meeting with members of congress and their staff as well as officials with the Obama administration.
The San Joaquin Council of Governments, which organizes the trips, say these annual trips have helped bring back more than $75 million since 2001.
Here’s a snapshot of Debby Moorhead and Steve DeBrum, two Manteca City Council members, with Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, provided by his office.