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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Sam Farr

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 17

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As Our Representative, Sam Has...

  • Obtained more than $65 million in defense conversion funds to start a new California State University on the Fort Ord site.
  • Initiated tax incentives that preserve farmland for farming, not urban sprawl.
  • Brought millions of dollars to the district for local agriculture projects, including support for organic farming and research into alternatives to methyl bromide.
  • Launched initiatives to save essential fish habitat and improve support for national marine sanctuaries.
  • Authored the original Oceans Act, a version of which passed Congress and was signed into law in 2000.
  • Won an executive order giving permanent Wilderness status to the offshore rocks and islands along the entire California coast.
  • Helped maintain the Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute as premier educational institutions
  • Helped secure a Defense Department finance center that employs more than a hundred federal workers; a new University of California science research center; a new housing project for the homeless; a veterans' clinic; a business-industrial airport; two new public golf courses; 8,000 acres of new federal parkland, and a one-stop job training and employment center.
  • Helped pass a major campaign finance reform bill.
  • Forced the House of Representatives to initiate its own recycling program.
  • Fought to designate California's Route 1 as an "All American Road" - one of only six in the nation.
  • Worked to add 7,960 acres to Pinnacles National Monument.
  • Stopped the Navy from conducting practice bombing runs over the Big Sur coast.
  • Secured the funding for the National Marine Fisheries Service lab in Santa Cruz.
  • Obtained funding for construction of Hartnell's new regional health occupations training center.

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