Archived Releases

October 7, 2013
I’m shocked Governor Brown has once again turned his back on farmers, farm workers and the agriculture community in California. Clearly Mr. Brown has not learned from his past mistakes. The governor’s veto of AB 571 could literally be a death sentence for the California citrus industry and the thousands of jobs it brings to our Central Valley.
October 4, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent the following letter to Agricultural Labor Relations Board Chairwoman Genevieve Shiroma requesting evidence on the board’s recent decision to reject a Gerawan Farming employee petition seeking a union decertification election: October 4, 2013 The Honorable...
October 3, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today the opening of his Hanford district office at 113 Court Street, Suite 205. The office will be staffed by Paula Vinzant (district director), Christine Caprelian (executive assistant/district scheduler) Daniel Medina (constituent services) and Johnny...
September 26, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak co-signed this letter urging Governor Brown to veto AB 711.
September 24, 2013
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) submitted the following letter to the Joint Senate Committee Hearing on 2014 Water Bond: September 23, 2013 The Honorable Jerry Hill Chair, Senate Environmental Quality Committee State Capitol, Room 2205 Sacramento, CA 95814 The Honorable Fran Pavley...
September 24, 2013
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) sent the following letter today to Governor Brown urging him to veto gun control bills that restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Californians: September 24, 2013 The Honorable Jerry Brown Governor of California State Capitol, First Floor...
September 23, 2013
WHO: Senator Andy Vidak WHAT: Kern County Valley Fever Symposium Hosted by Congressman Kevin McCarthy Senator Vidak will participate on the panel titled “California Public Policy and Challenges,” moderated by Senator Jean Fuller. Other panelists include Dr. Janet Mohle-Boetani, Deputy Medical...
September 19, 2013
Del Monte Foods Tour - Andy will tour the Del Monte Foods plant, a major employer in Senate District 16. The Hanford plant was built in 1976 by Contadina Foods and was acquired by Del Monte in 1997. In 1998, Del Monte consolidated its fresh tomato production into the Hanford Plant.
September 18, 2013
I’m reaching out to you today because of what literally could be a death sentence to the citrus industry and the jobs it brings to our Central Valley. The Valley is the state’s #1 citrus producer. The recent discovery in the Valley of the Asian Citrus Psyllid – known as ACP – could devastate the $2 billion citrus industry and the thousands of jobs it provides if the ACP succeeds in spreading a disease deadly to citrus.
September 16, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today announced the following district and Capitol staff: BAKERSFIELD District Office 1122 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 Phone: (661) 395-2620 Tomeka Powell, district representative , was most recently an administrative analyst for the Community...