Committee Assignments: Natural Resources and Agriculture
Contacts: Chief of Staff: Mark Spannagel Legislative Director: Kevin Eastman Twitter: @DougLaMalfa
Experience: Congressman LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner from Northern California all his life. He earned his degree in Ag/Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He manages the family farming business originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1931. An active leader in Northern California agriculture, Doug was elected as a founding director of the California Rice Commission from Butte County. Doug also served on the Domestic Promotion Committee of the USA Rice Federation. He was elected to the State Assembly in 2002 and left in 2008 due to term limits. In 2010 he was elected to the 4th Senate District receiving more votes in than any other legislative candidate in the state.
Importance: Rep. LaMalfa believes in protecting water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California’s water supply. He has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs. In 2004, he was the only California Legislator invited to testify at a Congressional Field hearing to restrict the overreaching federal Endangered Species Act. As a farmer and small business owner with direct experience dealing with federal regulation and the ESA, Rep. LaMalfa is expected to be a strong and consistent voice in favor of scaling back and streamlining regulations where possible. As a Member of the Natural Resources Committee, he is in a good position to push for ESA reform.
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