Jimenez speaks out for State Fairgrounds Foundation bill

Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Springfield) today joined leaders in agriculture and the Springfield community in discussing legislation to create a State Fairgrounds Foundation. The legislation, co-sponsored by Jimenez and introduced in the past by former Rep. Raymond Poe, would create a foundation to enable private fundraising for the State Fair and other events at the fairgrounds.

“This is a showcase for agriculture and is very important,” Jimenez said. “A lot of the repairs on these buildings and the facilities probably haven't happened since I was a kid, so they are in desperate need of some assistance. I'm looking forward to helping to move legislation to help create the foundation that would help invest back in the fairgrounds.”

The legislation is House Bill 4990. It is currently in the House Rules Committee. To see video of the full statement, click here.