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}}{{tnr}}'''Leonard Blackham''' is the 6th and current [[Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food]]. He was appointed to the position on January 5, 2005 by then-[[Governor of Utah|governor]] Jon Hunstman.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Leonard Blackham''' (b. August 26, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Utah) is the 6th and current [[Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food]]. He was appointed to the position on January 5, 2005 by then-[[Governor of Utah|governor]] [[Jon Hunstman]] (R).
  
 
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Leonard Blackham
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Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2005 - Present
Years in position 9
PartyNon-partisan
Leadership
Majority Whip, Utah State Senate
1995
Compensation
Base salary$101,608
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 5, 2005
Appointed byGov. Jon Huntsman (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah State Senate
1993 – 2004
Education
High schoolNorth Sanpete High School
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Associate'sSnow College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 26, 1949
Place of birthMount Pleasant, Utah
Websites
Office website
Leonard Blackham (b. August 26, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Utah) is the 6th and current Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food. He was appointed to the position on January 5, 2005 by then-governor Jon Hunstman (R).

Biography

Blackham was raised in Moroni, Utah. Coming from a family of farmers and ranchers, he participated in 4-H, FFA, and Boy Scouts as a child, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. In 1970, he took over his family's turkey business which he still manages today. He served 12 years in the Utah State Senate and gave up his seat in order to assume his current position. Prior to his service in the senate, he was elected to a four year term on the Sanpete County Commission and chairman of the Utah Association of County Commissioners.

Blackham continues to be involved in the community. He serves as a scout leader for local troops, national jamborees troops, and leadership training courses. He is active in the Utah Farm Bureau and is a past president of the Utah Young Farmers Association.[1]

Education

  • North Sanpete High School
  • AA, Snow College
  • BS, Agriculture economics, Utah State University

Political career

Utah Commissioner of Agriculture (2005-present)

Blackham has served as Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food since January 2005. He is the 6th Commissioner since the state adopted a single commissioner structure.[1]

Utah State Senate (1993-2004)

Blackham served in the Utah State Senate from 1993 to 2004. During this time he served as Senate Budget Chairman, Majority Whip and Majority Leader.[1]

Appointments

2005

Blackham was appointed as Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food by then-Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) on January 5, 2005.[1]

Personal

Blackham and his wife, Laura, have six children and 11 grandchildren.

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