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14 April 2010

A Quick Word On The 2010 Agriculture Commissioner Election

I don't believe a Republican has ever been elected Commissioner of Agriculture. Tommy Irvin has held the position since 1969, but this year he's retiring.

To date, no Democrat has thrown their hat in the ring to succeed Commissioner Irvin. No Democrat has even filed papers with the State Ethics Commission to begin raising money for the race.

I am not content to let a Democratic seat go uncontested for the first time. . .ever. So I'm issuing an ultimatum:

If no Democrat files papers with the State Ethics Commission by April 19th (that's a Monday), I'm filing papers to run.

Furthermore, if no Democrat qualifies for Agriculture Commissioner by Friday, April 30 at 9AM, then I'm running myself.

I do not want to run for this office, but I'm not leaving it uncontested. Find a Democrat to run or I'm running.