Democrat Michael Eggman, a local farmer and beekeeper, has announced his bid for Congress in the 10th Congressional District. Eggman promised to bring his real-world experience and common sense approach to solving problems in Washington.
Eggman, a 1983 graduate of Turlock High School, helps manage the family farm and run the apiary. As a farmer and a beekeeper he travels up and down the Central Valley where he sees the challenges facing local communities every day.
“Delivering bees requires me to drive hundreds of miles throughout this Valley. Farmers, small businesses and our Valley families are hurting and we are really disgusted about the inability of our elected leaders to work together on the issues facing us,” Eggman said. “I’m not a politician, I’m a small family farmer so people will know where I stand and can trust that I’ll put our communities first.”
Eggman’s roots in the community run deep. After graduating from Turlock High, where he played football and wrestled, he went to Fresno State. He worked his way through college by coming home to the family farm. After the death of his mother 10 years ago, Eggman returned to help his father run the farm in Turlock and balance the books.
Eggman and his wife, Stacey, live in Kingsburg. They have two daughters Hanalei, 18, and Saylor, 13.
The 10th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Jeff Denham. The district covers part of San Joaquin County and all of Stanislaus County.