LODI, CA, May 21, 2012 – Two prominent taxpayer advocates this week announced

their endorsements of Ricky Gill, a Republican candidate for Congress in California’s 9th District.

Gill earned the endorsements of both the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee and Lew Uhler, Founder and President of the National Tax-Limitation Committee.

“I’m honored to have earned the support of these grassroots taxpayer organizations,” said Gill. “If elected, I will fight to give taxpayers the smaller, smarter, more responsible government they deserve in Washington.”

Gill, whom the National Republican Congressional Committee recently named a “Young Gun,” is the only candidate in the 9th District to have earned these endorsements. He is also the only candidate in the 9th District to have signed the Americans for Tax Reform

“Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”

About Ricky Gill

Ricky Gill is a native of San Joaquin County, born and raised in Lodi, California. The son of immigrant parents, Ricky is a small business owner, a family farmer, and a former member of the California State Board of Education whose story speaks to the power of the American dream. Ricky grew up helping manage his family’s vineyard operation and serving the community as chair of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission. He has played an integral role in his family’s small business, which employs 60 people in the San Joaquin Valley, for several years. In 2004, he was appointed by the Governor to the California State Board of Education, where he served as the sole representative of more than six million public school students. He subsequently served as an adviser to the California Secretary of Education. Ricky now

serves as a member of the Lodi Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, Ricky earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley. The National Republican Congressional Committee has named

Ricky a “Young Gun” candidate.

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