J. Allen Carnes

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J. Allen Carnes
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Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Former candidate
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas (1997)
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J. Allen Carnes was a Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner in the 2014 elections.


After graduating from college, Carnes started in the family agriculture business as a field harvest manager. Working his way up through numerous positions he became principal owner and manager. He first became active in agricultural policy making in 2004 and was elected to the Uvalde City Council in 2008. He currently serves as Mayor, a position he was elected to in 2012.[1]


  • Degree in Finance, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business (1997)



See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Carnes ran for election to the office of Texas Agriculture Commissioner. Carnes lost the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014.[2]

  • Primary
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
J. Allen Carnes 12.4% 147,599
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Merritt 21% 248,568
Eric Opiela 17.4% 206,383
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller 34.6% 410,273
Joe Cotton 14.6% 173,380
Total Votes 1,186,203
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

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