Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller endorsed Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, in the race for a seat representing San Joaquin County in the state Senate. Berryhill is running against Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton.
Supervisor Leroy Ornellas ran for the seat in the June primary, but only the two Assembly members made it to the November runoff. Ornellas endorsed Berryhill in July. Supervisor Ken Vogel endorsed Bill Berryhill last year.
In a statement released announcing the latest endorsement, Ruhstaller calls Berryhill a “vocal advocate for the water needs of our area.” Ruhstaller adds: “He has worked tirelessly to oppose southern California’s efforts to take our water and leave us the bill. We need people in Sacramento like Bill Berryhill who understand the unique needs of our community.”
Here’s the full text of the release:
(Stockton, Calif.) The Bill Berryhill for Senate campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of another respected local San Joaquin leader, Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller. Larry joins an impressive list of supervisorial endorsements for Bill Berryhill including all five supervisors in Stanislaus County, three in San Joaquin County, and Supervisor Don Nottoli who represents the Sacramento County region of the 5th District.
“Bill is a vocal advocate for the water needs of our area,” commented Supervisor Ruhstaller. “He has worked tirelessly to oppose southern California’s efforts to take our water and leave us the bill. We need people in Sacramento like Bill Berryhill who understand the unique needs of our community.”
Currently, Larry is beginning the third year of his first term on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. He represents the 2nd District, which encompasses most of central and northern Stockton. As a Supervisor, Larry has been a strong advocate for a comprehensive Delta restoration plan as a member of the Delta Protection Commission.
As a grower Bill Berryhill knows the Valley. The Berryhill family has been here four generations. For thirty years he’s run the successful wine grape growing and harvesting operation he built from the ground up. He did it the old fashioned way, with hard work and a commitment to quality.