STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Dickie Bell (R-20) this week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 20th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Bell is among candidates that VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats in its initial round of endorsements. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.
“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of agriculture and forestry or has a favorable voting record in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau issues,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president.
“I am humbled and honored to have received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC.”said Delegate Bell. “Agriculture and Forestry are vital to the economy of this region and I have worked hard to support this industry during my time in the House, and will continue to prioritize this throughout my time as delegate.”
The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions and endorsements to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at VaFarmBureau.org.
With nearly 150,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which currently includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, and the City of Staunton. The newly drawn 20th District will also include parts of Nelson County and the City of Waynesboro.