U.S. Rep. Sam Farr announced his support Thursday for Jimmy Panetta to replace him in Congress and represent the 20th Congressional District.
“Jimmy Panetta has been very involved in the community his entire life. What I find, is that you need a Congressmember who is passionate about the district – who knows that the environment is our greatest asset. You have to protect that – that’s our coastline, our mountains and our valleys – it’s agriculture, it’s tourism. I’m really fond of Jimmy. I’ve watched him on the Marine Sanctuary Advisory Committee to protect the coast. I watched him raise money to help build the veterans cemetery. Jimmy is a local kid – he knows this area,” Farr said.
Farr and Panetta both graduated from Carmel High School.
The Carmel Valley resident and lawyer is the son of former…