Farmer advocacy group endorses Karrow

State Senator-elect Marcia Karrow (R-Raritan) was today endorsed for reelection by the New Jersey Farm Bureau.

“Senator Karrow is exactly the type of leader we need working with us in the Senate,” said Richard Nieuwenhuis, the president of the group. “She understands the farming industry and has a genuine passion for preserving agriculture in New Jersey.”

Nieuwenhuis said that Karrow was integral in keeping the Department Agriculture from closing.

The 23rd Legislative District, which is comprised of Hunterdon and Warren Counties, is predominantly rural.

Karrow, who’s set to be sworn in on Monday after winning a special convention over fellow Assemblyman Mike Doherty (R-Washington Twp.) for the seat vacated last month by U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), will likely face a primary challenge from Doherty in June.

Farmer advocacy group endorses Karrow