Harrisonburg – This week Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, a political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in the race for the 26th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
“I am grateful to receive the support and endorsement of the VFBF AgPAC,” said Delegate Wilt. “As a representative of the top ag producing community in the Commonwealth, I understand how critical a vibrant agriculture sector is to our local economy. The success of other sectors of our economy are also tied directly to the success of our local farmers and other ag-related businesses. It’s humbling to have their support. If reelected, I plan to continue to support favorable policy that allows farmers to pursue profitable enterprises while ensuring proper stewardship of our God-given natural resources.”
Tony Wilt is among 94 candidates that Virginia VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for House seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.
“Delegate Wilt has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and challenges farmers are facing and has proven his support through his favorable voting record in the General Assembly. We believe Delegate Wilt and the other endorsed candidates will help agriculture and forestry maintain its vitality as the number one industry in Virginia,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president. “We look forward to working with them in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly.”
The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions 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 vafb.com.
Delegate Wilt currently represents the 26th House District in the Virginia General Assembly. The 26th District includes the City of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County.