Tamika Hamilton, candidate for Congress in the Third Congressional District, has been endorsed by the Sutter County Republican Central Committee.
Central Committee Chairwoman Jerrie Libby said the endorsement was given because the Committee believes that Hamilton has a solid platform and the best chance of defeating incumbent John Garamendi.
Hamilton is a wife, mother, veteran and community activist. She served 14 years of active duty with the Air Force during which she was stationed at five different bases and saw two deployments in the Middle East as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the United States Global War on Terror. She was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal, Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Air Force Meritorious Unit Award and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. She is now an active Air Force reservist.
Tamika and her husband, Ray, live in Dixon with their four children. Ray is a veteran of the US Navy and now serves as a local police officer. Hamilton says it was her homeless ministry, particularly her work with homeless veterans, that caused her to take a stand for her community and run for Congress.
Libby says the committee will do everything possible to help Hamilton win the 3rd Congressional seat.
Hamilton has been endorsed by seven of the eight Republican Central Committees in Congressional District 3 and was also recently endorsed by the California Republican Party.