Santa Barbara – Following the recent announcement of Chairman Peter Adam’s endorsement, Justin Fareed for Congress today released its list of community leadership endorsements comprised of more than 50 community leaders and activists along California’s Central Coast. These individuals are looking for a candidate who will bring next generation leadership to Washington and get Congress working again for the people.

“Justin understands the needs and desires of the locals in our community, and I’m honored to support his campaign to represent us in Congress. His knowledge, passion and drive will serve us well in DC,” said Honorable Joe Centeno.

“What makes Justin unique is his unwavering focus, determination, and community engagement. Justin’ s knowledge and understanding of past and current issues makes him wise beyond his years.” said Santa Maria Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield. “That is why I fully support Justin Fareed in his run for Congress.”

“Justin has an understanding of business, the workings of the federal government and foreign policy that is superior to any other candidate in the race. That alone is enough to earn my support. But he also represents the next generation, who will inherit and must pay for the debt that we have incurred, and will bring real resolve to Washington for today and future generations,” said Chairman Peter Adam

“The Central Coast needs a representative who will lead Congress to fiscally responsible solutions and focus on issues important to our people and district,” said Councilman Jim Mosby. “Justin embodies the next generation leadership required to get Congress functional again and is the only candidate I see fit to bring representation back to California’s 24th district. I’m privileged to endorse his campaign.”

Justin is overwhelmed and encouraged by the outpouring of steadfast support within the 24th Congressional District, and will continue to work to bring a voice for the future of the Central Coast to Washington.

Please see below the list of community leadership endorsements:

Peter Adam, Chairman of Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

Joe Armendariz, Former Carpinteria City Councilman and Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association President

Mike Brady, former president of the Santa Ynez Valley Association of Realtors

Trent Benedetti, member of the board of directors of the Committee to Improve North County and longtime local business owner

John Bennett, Restaurant Owner, Brophy Brothers; Founder, Monarch Recovery and The Landing

Joe Centeno, Former Mayor of Santa Maria, Former Santa Barbara County Supervisor and Former Santa Maria Police Chief

Barbara and Bill Clingwald, Carpinteria Activists

Jim Diani, Founding Member, Santa Maria Police Council

Mary Jo Del Campo, Board President San Miguel Schools

Missy DeYoung, Santa Barbara Activist

Felix Esparza, retired Santa Maria Police officer and local small business owner

Larry Ferini, Planning Commissioner, County of Santa Barbara; Owner, Rancho Laguna Farms

Ottsy and Daren Gee, Owners, Darensberries

Steve Golis, Co-Founder, Radius Group

Les Graulich, Plantel Nurseries

Greg Grewal, Creston Rancher and Water Rights Activist

Mike and Betz Hadley, Community Leaders, Santa Ynez

Leslie Halls, San Luis Obispo Activist and former Executive Director, San Luis Obispo County Builders Exchange

Stephen Harrison, Veteran, At-risk Youth Counselor, Army Chaplain Assistant

Mike Hendrickson, Realtor and Community Leader

Doug Herthel, Veterinarian and Founder, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center

Steve Hyslop, Owner, Chucks Waterfront Grill

Robert and Carol Jackson, Owners, Meyenberg Goat Milk Products and members of Solvang Rotary Club and Vikings of Solvang

Si Jenkins, Owner, Jedlickas

Bob Kingston, Carpinteria Rotary Club President and businessman

The Honorable Bob Lagomarsino, Former U.S. Representative, CA-19

Dennis Loucks, Water Rights Activist

Madalyn McDaniel, Atascadero Activist

Mary Kay Mills, Member, Atascadero School Board

Jim Mosby, Lompoc City Councilman

Ryan Newkirk, Operations Manager, Steinbeck Vineyards and Water Rights Activist

Dana Newquist, former member, Montecito Fire Prevention Board

David Newton, Economist

Jeremiah O’Brien, former President of the Morro Bay Fishermen’s Association

Alice Patino, Mayor of Santa Maria

Bruce Porter, President of Santa Ynez School Board

Lee Rosenberg, Santa Ynez resident and founder and president of the Vineyard Valley Theatre Company

Nancy, Noel and Carin Ryan, Creston ranchers

Andrew Salazar, Former Mayor of Lompoc

Patrick Sheehy, Los Padres Berries Farms, Santa Maria

Gerry B. Shepherd, Community Leader, Santa Ynez

Rick Soto, Pastor, The Ranch Church

Beatrice Spencer, Arroyo Grande business owner and activist

Howie and Bev Steinbeck, Owner, Steinbeck Vineyards

Reverend Jim Stretchberry, Santa Barbara pastor

Marvin, Paulette and Mark Teixeira, Teixeira Farms

Karli and Curtis Twisselman, Owners, Best Ever Salsa Co., Paso Robles

June Van Wingerden, owner, Ocean Breeze International; former California Woman of the Year; former Vice President, Carpinteria Valley Water District Board

Jim Worthen, First Vice Chair, Santa Barbara Republican Central Committee

Etta Waterfield, Mayor Pro Tem of Santa Maria

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