Farm Bureau backs Leonhardt
by Ron Gregory
CHARLESTON — A key member of West Virginia’s farm community has endorsed Republican challenger Kent Leonhardt for state Agriculture Commissioner.
The West Virginia Farm Bureau announced today that it is backing Leonhardt over incumbent Democrat Commissioner Walt Helmick.
One of Leonhardt’s recurring campaign themes is that he is a “real farmer.” He says Helmick is not a genuine farmer.
The general election is November 8.