Jimmy Panetta has a long record of public service through his work as a district attorney in Monterey County and as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Naval Reserve, where he served in active duty in Afghanistan. Panetta has also been an active community member, serving as a member of the Advisory Council for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Protecting California’s Central Coast will be one of Panetta’s top priorities in Congress. He will work to preserve the many unique environmental treasures in this district, and he will continue protecting public spaces such as Monterey Bay and Pinnacles National Park. He will also work to address climate change by supporting efforts to develop clean energy.
Jimmy Panetta fills the seat of retiring Representative Sam Farr, who earned a lifetime score of 95 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In his own words:
“I am committed to continuing the tradition of strong leadership on environmental protection and preservation that supports our local economy—tourism, agriculture and our marine research institutions.”
Source: Official LCV Action Fund Jimmy Panetta endorsement press release (9/30/16)