Former Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has been hospitalized at Habersham Medical Center in north Georgia after a car accident. Londa Irvin Wilson, the commissioner's daughter, said Wednesday her 81-year-old father was making good progress since the accident last Thursday.
On Nov. 3rd, voters will choose between three men hoping to replace Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin after 42 years at the post. Republican Gary Black has spent his career working in the state’s agriculture industry. He told Rickey Bevington about the importance of his political experience, as well as why Georgia’s next Agriculture Commissioner should be a farmer.
Thursday on All Things Considered, Rickey Bevington continues her interview series with Georgia’s candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Kevin Cherry is a Certified Pest Control Operator and a Libertarian seeking to replace Tommy Irvin, who has held the seat for 42 years. Cherry tells Rickey that after nearly a half-century under Irvin, the Department needs updating.