Politics

Magsig picks up backing from Tulare’s Boudreaux, three Supes

Fresno County Supervisor Nathan Magsig’s bid to replace former Rep. Devin Nunes (R–Tulare) got a sizable boost, courtesy of south Valley neighbors.

Thursday, Magsig announced he received the backing of Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and County Supervisors Larry Micari, Amy Shuklian, and Pete Vander Poel.

Boudreaux, a deeply popular law enforcement figure in the south Valley, was recently mulling to run for Nunes’ vacant seat, per reports.

Given the lack of a Tulare County-anchored landing spot after the six-month term’s expiration, Boudreaux passed on a bid.

“Supervisor Nathan Magsig is a leader who isn’t afraid to shy away from hard work. That’s why we need him in Congress. He has the vision and focus to deliver for the Central Valley and will be a strong advocate for local law enforcement to be properly equipped to keep our communities safe,” Boudreaux said in a statement.

He added that Magsig’s hands-on work on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors with rescue operations during recent wildfires also aided in his decision to make the endorsement.

With the backing of Micari, Shuklian, and Vander Poel, Magsig secured the support of a majority of the Board of Supervisors.

Wednesday, his campaign announced a fourth quarter haul of $142,000, accumulated in a three-week span following his announcement to replace Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare).

Les Hubbard is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.