Plowing political ground

Farmer announces he’s running for Assembly

More than a year before the primary election, Butte County farmer Ryan Schohr has announced his candidacy for Dan Logue’s 3rd Assembly District seat. Logue will be termed out of office at the end of 2014.

In a press release Schohr (pictured) says his family has farmed locally for more than 150 years and that “Our communities need a representative who has as much experience on a tractor as in a meeting room.

“There is too much government intrusion via environmental regulations,” he charges. “It’s unacceptable that government ‘green schemes’ continue to slam businesses and families with higher energy prices that push up costs for everything. I say enough!”

Schohr has served as president of the Butte County Farm Bureau, which, not surprisingly, has already endorsed his fledgling campaign.