Friday, September 16, 2005

Staples declares candidacy for agriculture commissioner

KRISTV.COM - Corpus Christi, TX - Staples declares candidacy for agriculture commissioner: "As expected, state Sen. Todd Staples has formally announced plans to run for Texas agriculture commissioner.

Staples, a Palestine Republican, said he will focus on issues such as water supplies, alternative fuels, nutrition and private property rights. He announced his candidacy Thursday at the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum.

'Agriculture is the second-largest industry in Texas,' said the 42-year-old Staples, who has spent nearly 12 years in the Legislature. 'We must develop policies which look to the future of agriculture communities.'"


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