Hanford, CA – Farmer and State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that the California Latino Water Coalition has recognized him for his bipartisan leadership in helping place Proposition 1 (the clean water supply bond) on this November’s ballot.

“Senator Vidak played an integral part in the negotiations to get the water bond on the November ballot,” said California Latino Water Coalition Executive Director Mario Santoyo. “We applaud his efforts on behalf of all Californians.”

The California Latino Water Coalition (CLWC) was created out of a concern that Latinos – particularly those in farm-related employment and their families – have been under-represented and largely unheard from even though they are the first to lose jobs when water supplies are reduced.

“It truly is a humbling experience to be recognized by the California Latino Water Coalition” said Vidak. “Their support recognizes my efforts to keep people employed and bring a reliable source of clean drinking water to our Valley,” added Vidak.

For his dedicated work in support of the 2014 water bond, the CLWC presented Senator Vidak with a commemorative trophy thanking him for his “outstanding bipartisan commitment & effort on the 2014 water bond.”

Small businessman and farmer Andy Vidak currently represents the 16th Senate District in the California State Legislature and is campaigning to represent the newly redrawn 14th Senate District, which includes all or portions of Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties.