On a recent visit to the Chad Hasty Show, Texas State Representative James White hinted at a possible nomination for the Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
The six-term rep previously announced he would be retiring as District 19 rep, but according to his recent statement we’ll still see him in Texas politics.
“I really hope and think I’ll be on the ballot again. I love the idea of being able to promote and protect the largest Texas industry in the state. We need all Texans to fight, promote and protect our Texas agriculture, ”the 56-year-old Republican said.
Texas House President Dade Phelan tweeted his support for White on Twitter, writing: “Agriculture Commissioner James White has a great resonance. Who is with me?”
White also added that he was concerned about the state of Texas agriculture, in perhaps a glimpse of how he plans to run against Sid Miller, the sitting Agriculture Commissioner, who has recently announced he was running for re-election.
“Our Texas agriculture is under siege at the border by transnational gangs, under siege by all kinds of federal regulations and overrides, under siege by economic market cartels that are driving down prices for our farmers and ranchers where they cannot. the money they deserve. We need Texans to fight, promote and protect our Texas agriculture and I hope to be able to do so in the future.
Things are sure to heat up inside the GOP, with three incumbent state officials now having a primary election ahead.
Governor Abbott and Don Huffines go head-to-head for the governor’s race; AG Ken Paxton, Eva Guzman and George Bush are vying for the appointment of attorney general, and now Miller and potentially, White, for commissioner of agriculture.