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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135798 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=124924 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78716 2006]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135798 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=124924 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78716 2006]
 
*[http://www.votegaryblack.com/ Official 2010 campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votegaryblack.com/ Official 2010 campaign website]

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Gary Black
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Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTommy Irvin (D)
Compensation
Base salary$121,556
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,543,586
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1980)
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Gary Black is the 16th and current Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture. Black, a Republican, assumed office in January 2011.[1]

Black's first term expires in January 2015. His seat is next up for election in 2014 and he ran for a second term.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Before becoming commissioner, Black co-managed the Georgia Food Industry Partnership for 13 years. He has also served as president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council and as a field representative in the Georgia Farm Bureau.[1]

Black graduated from the University of Georgia in 1980 with a bachelor degree in agricultural education.[1]

Education

  • Bachelor degree in agricultural education - University of Georgia (1980)

Political career

Commissioner of Agriculture (2011-Present)

Black, a Republican, assumed office as the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture in January 2011.

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Black ran for re-election as Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture in 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2010

Black won election in the November 2010 election, defeating Democratic candidate J.B. Powell and Libertarian Kevin Cherry.[3]

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Black 56% 1,426,746
     Democratic J.B. Powell 40.4% 1,027,373
     Libertarian Kevin Cherry 3.6% 91,447
Total Votes 2,545,566
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Black is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Black raised a total of $2,543,586 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[4]

Gary Black's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $186,161
2010 Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Won $924,294
2006 Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Defeated $1,433,131
Grand Total Raised $2,543,586

2006 and 2010

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tommy Irvin (D)
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
2011–present
Succeeded by
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