Senators Sam Blakeslee and Anthony Cannella Recognize Miss Rodeo California On The Senate Floor

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Senator Anthony Cannella (left) and Senator Sam Blakeslee (right) honor Ms. Rodeo California 2011 on the Senate Floor in Sacramento

Ms. Brittany Slaton, crowned Miss Rodeo California 2011, was honored on the California Senate Floor today by Senators Anthony Cannella and Sam Blakeslee for notable contributions to communities in both of their Senatorial districts. The Senators presented Ms. Slaton with a Legislative Resolution that commended her current efforts to promote California’s storied rodeo heritage throughout the nation, and recognized her community involvement to such organizations as the local 4-H and Salinas Circle for Children, an organization that supports children with special needs.

“When young people become engaged and committed to the neighborhoods around them, our state becomes even stronger,” said Senator Sam Blakeslee. “Brittany has demonstrated an admirable dedication to serving others and should be congratulated on her many achievements.”

“Young women like Brittany are California’s future leaders, and I’m pleased to recognize her many contributions to the local community, the 12th Senate district and the professional rodeo industry,” Sen. Cannella added. “Brittany has been a tremendous ambassador for the sport of rodeo, and we wish her the very best of luck in her upcoming competitions.”

Ms. Slaton currently resides in Hollister after graduating from Gavilan College where she earned her Associate’s degree and a Certificate in Communications. She plans on continuing her studies at San Jose State University where she will pursue a degree in Communications and a Minor in Marketing. She also served as the Special Needs Chair for the California High School Rodeo Association. In December of this year, she will be competing at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant for the opportunity to become the first lady of professional rodeo. 

Held in Paso Robles, the annual Miss Rodeo California Pageant selects a young woman to promote the professional sport of rodeo in California and to represent the state at rodeos and equestrian events across the country. The pageant also awards scholarships to help the winners advance their education.