This morning the IPCPR handed out their first ever Legislative award to US Representative Jeff Denham. Representative Denham is from the 10th Congressional District in California. He received this award for his fight against regulations on the cigar industry.
Jeff is one of us and you can tell from his list of hobbies which include motorcycles, guns and cigars. Born on July 29, 1967 Jeff Denham is a Republican who has also served two terms in the state senate.
Enlisting at the age of 17, Denham served on active and reserve status for 16 years in the United States Air Force and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for his service during Operation Desert Storm (Iraq) and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia). In 2006, he was honored by the California National Guard with its highest military award, the “Order of California” service award, for distinguished service. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Denham went into the agriculture industry.
We in the cigar industry salute you for taking up our fight, and thank you for your service to our great country.