Harper launches GOP bid for Georgia agriculture commissioner


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FILE – On this Feb. 13, 2012 file photograph, freshman Sen. Tyler Harper, R-Ocilla, smiles as he introduces his first invoice, Senate Bill 91, all by way of Legislative Day 17 Inside the Senate Chambers in Atlanta. Harper introduced Tuesday, June 29, 2021 That He is working for the Republican nomination for state agriculture commissioner. ( Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Structure by way of AP)

Republican state Sen. Tyler Harper introduced Tuesday That He is working for Georgia agriculture commissioner.

The Ocilla resident Shall be looking for the Republican nomination for an open place. Gary Black, who has held the submit since 2011, is stepping Proper down to run for the U.S. Senate.

Harper is in his fifth time period representing Senate District 7, which covers all or parts of 10 south Georgia counties.

“I’m working for agriculture commissioner to wrestle for our values, farm values,” Harper said in an announcement video. I’ll wrestle To maintain liberal Washington D.C., insurance coverage policies out of Georgia. I’ll stand As a lot as overseas rivals, stand As a lot as People who Want To vary Our way of life. And that i’ll shield Georgia values.”

Harper is presently the chairman of the Senate Pure Assets and Environment Committee and has sponsored legal guidelines to broaden gun rights whereas Inside the Senate.

Nakita Hemingway, a Democrat who misplaced a 2020 race for state House in Gwinnett County to Republican Chuck Efstration, introduced earlier this month she was additionally working for the place.

State regulation requires that the commissioner be a “sensible farmer.”

The agriculture commissioner’s office helps regulate meals safety and promote enterprise in Georgia’s largest enterprise. Harper additionally pledged to “ship funding to our farmers in doc time.” Some farmers have been unhappy that it took Greater than 18 months to ship federal aid to Georgia farmers after 2018′s Hurricane Michael. Harper additionally said he would oppose efforts To handle smaller our bodies of water, a transfer some farmers say might harm them