Why He Matters
Doug LaMalfa, a fourth generation rice farmer, grew up in Oroville, Calif., and lives in Richvale. He earned a bachelor's in agriculture and business from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. LaMalfa has lived in California's agricultural Central Valley for most of his adult life. He was elected to the California Assembly in 2002 and left in 2008 due to term limits. In 2010 he was elected to the state Senate. He and his wife, Jill, have four children.