Fmr state Rep. Miller enters ag commissioner race

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Associated Press

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 11:06 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former state Rep. Sid Miller has joined the race for agriculture commissioner.

The Stephenville Republican announced Thursday that he would seek the statewide office responsible for regulating the farm and ranching industry.

Miller served in the Texas House of Representatives from 2001-2012. He attracted statewide attention for authoring a bill requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before performing an abortion.

In the race for the Republican nomination, Miller faces party attorney Eric Opiela and Uvalde Mayor J Allen Carnes. Current Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is running for lieutenant governor.

Miller is a farmer, rancher, cattle feeder, and commercial nurseryman. He said his experience as a lawmaker and rancher makes him the best candidate.

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