The economic impact of the food and fiber sector in Texas totals more than $100 billion annually. Ag is big business in the Lone Star State; therefore, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner is an important decision maker and public official.
According to the Texas Tribune, Sid Miller’s first term as Agriculture Commissioner has been marked by numerous high-profile controversies that cost him the support of some key conservative groups. But the Republican from Stephenville — a former state representative known for his social media bluster and trademark cowboy hat — won 56 percent of the vote in a three-way primary race.
Sadly, it needs to be noted that NRA mouthpiece, Ted Nugent, is Miller’s campaign treasurer. Perhaps then it ought to come as no surprise that Miller called Hillary Clinton the c-word. And by c-word, I don’t mean classy.
Thankfully, there is a clear choice before Texans this November. Stay with the old white male hater, or move up and on by voting for Kim Olson, a fourth-generation farmer and retired fighter pilot.
Olson believes the health of our children and families is critical. She aims to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply that supports a healthy economy and quality of life for Texas families.