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Commissioner of Agriculture

The Texas Agriculture Commissioner oversees the state's Department of Agriculture and issues that affect the rural community. Republican incumbent Sid Miller, a rancher and horse breeder, is pushing his accomplishments during his first term.While his biggest splashes have been with controversial social media posts, his campaign focuses on making sure BBQ scales weigh meat correctly and efforts to find and stop credit card skimmers at gas stations. He also canceled the nutritional food program started by former first lady Michelle Obama and brought deep fryers back to school lunchrooms.Democrat Kim Olson is running on preserving the state's water and land, specifically farmland. She wants to increase the nutritional value of school lunches, without turning off kids, and make sure the state's food supply is safe. Richard Carpenter is the Libertarian candidate.

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  • Richard Carpenter
    (L)

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    Sid Miller
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    Kim Olson
    (Dem)

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What do you consider the most critical issue Texas will face over the next five years? If elected, how would you approach this issue?

School finance in Texas has generated lots of talk but little legislation in recent years. What is your philosophy on the future of public school funding?

Do you believe America has a problem with gun violence? If so, how do you plan tackle it?

Congress and the President want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have taken steps to dismantle it. What role should the government have when it comes to health insurance?

Texas adds about a thousand people a day. This rapid growth has caused several problems. What are the top three issues the government should address because of this growth?

As a Texan, what do you believe is missing from the conversation about immigration and border security? How would your beliefs influence your approach to those policies?

Describe a unique experience from your childhood that shaped who you are today.

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Age 63
Education Tarleton State University, Cisco College
Campaign Phone (265) 968-3535
Website http://millerfortexas.com
Facebook http://facebook.com/MillerForTexas/
Twitter twitter.com/millerfortexas
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Education Ohio State University, Webster University,Naval War College,National Defense University
Campaign Phone (903) 245-4233
Website http://votekimolson.org/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KimOlson4TexasAg/
Twitter twitter.com/kimolson4txag
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