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Turlock Farmer to Run For Congress

Congressional Candidate Michael Eggman

Michael Eggman, a Turlock farmer, will run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

“I am running for Congress in the community where I grew up, went to high school and where I work every day on the family farm,” Eggman wrote in a letter to announce his candidacy.

Eggman, a Democrat, is the younger brother of State Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton). He would face off against second-term U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) in 2015.

Eggman stresses his “farmer's common sense” and contrasts himself with Denham, whom he paints as a “career politician.”

“As a farmer and a beekeeper I drive up and down the Valley hundreds of miles every day,” Eggman wrote. “I see the challenges facing our community every day.”

Denham owns a small almond ranch in Merced County and operates an agricultural plastic container business, but has predominantly been a politician since he joined the State Senate in 2002.

Eggman has worked on the family farm, mainly handling finances, for the past 10 years. During that time, Eggman says he has seen first-hand the challenges the Valley faces.

“Farmers, small businesses and our Valley families are hurting and we are really disgusted about the inability of our elected leaders to work together on the issues facing us, I’m a small family farmer and that perspective helps put the people and community I live in first,” Eggman wrote.

Comments 4

  1. Obama Backed says:

    This reporter fails to mention that the democrat candidates targeting Denham last election and this election are backed by President Obama in an effort to push his radical, socialist agendas in places such as Turlock. Stanislaus County voters did not approve of Obama and surely do not approve of his hand picked puppets.

    • Chris says:

      So the fabrication begins already. You have no idea what you’re talking about. So typical you sign in anonymously a throw stones – shame on you.

  2. Fake Denham says:

    Jeff Denham is a career politician that says he is a farmer. He doesn’t even live in Turlock but says he does. My vote is for anyone but fake Denham.

  3. Brandon says:

    Eggman is a farmer………who handles finances………see the disconnect? He drives hundreds of miles everyday……handling finances?

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