Posted: August 7, 2012 in California Politics
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From Ricky Gill for Congress:

LODI, CA, August 7, 2012 – Leading political website RealClearPolitics now rates California’s 9th Congressional District a “toss up,” the label reserved for the most competitive races nationwide.

Small business owner and family farmer Ricky Gill (R-Lodi) is challenging three-term incumbent Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) in the 9th District. McNerney is one of only seven Democratic incumbents nationwide whose seat has been categorized as a “toss up” by RealClearPolitics.

The “toss up” rating tracks closely with a recent poll concluding that the 9th District race is a “statistical dead heat.” 

About Ricky Gill


Ricky Gill is a native of San Joaquin County who was 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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