HARRISONBURG—Virginia AgPAC, the political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, has endorsed Tony Wilt in the June 15 special election to fill the 26th District seat in the House of Delegates.
Wilt seeks to succeed former Del. Matt Lohr, who resigned earlier this spring to serve as Virginia’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer services. His endorsement is based on recommendations by farmers in the 26th District, which covers much of Rockingham County.
Rockingham has more than 1,900 farms and is ranked first among Virginia counties for cattle, milk and poultry production and for total value of agricultural products sold.
"Our members believe Mr. Wilt has an understanding of the needs of farmers in the Shenandoah Valley, and that is extremely important to us," said Wayne F. Pryor, VFBF president and chairman of the Virginia AgPAC board of trustees.
The non-partisan Virginia AgPAC was created in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues.
Contact Andrew Smith, VFBF senior assistant director of governmental relations, at 804-290-1021.