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Kent Leonhardt

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Kent Leonhardt
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Candidate for
West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri–Columbia (1976)
Master'sCentral Michigan University (1984)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
CitationsLieutenant Colonel
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Kent Leonhardt was a 2012 Republican candidate for West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2012 elections.


  • 1984: Central Michigan University, Master's Degree in Business Management
  • 1976: University of Missouri–Columbia, Fish and Game Management

Leonhardt retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1996 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.[1] Currently, Leonhardt and his wife own a 380 acre farm.[2]



See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Leonhardt ran for West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture in 2012.[3] He was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8 and was defeated by state senator Walt Helmick in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Incumbent Gus Douglass (D) did not run for re-election.

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 51.5% 268,879
     Republican Kent Leonhardt 48.5% 252,783
Total Votes 521,662
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

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Leonhardt lost the election to the position of West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Leonhardt raised a total of $148,560.

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