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Kent Leonhardt (born April 2, 1954) is the West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture, having been elected in November 2016, he took office January 2017. He is a member of the United States Republican Party.
|Agriculture Commissioner of West Virginia|
|Assumed office |
January 16, 2017
|Preceded by||Walt Helmick|
|Member of the West Virginia Senate|
from the 2nd district
December 1, 2014 – January 16, 2017
|Preceded by||Larry J. Edgell|
|Succeeded by||Charles H. Clements|
|Born||April 2, 1954|
|Education||University of Missouri, Columbia (BA)|
Central Michigan University (MBA)
Leohardt is a farmer operating a 380-acre farm in western Monongalia County, West Virginia. He raises sheep, cattle, goats and hay. He formerly served in the West Virginia State Senate for the 2nd district. He is retired from the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel. He holds a degree in wildlife management from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Central Michigan University.
|West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Election, 2012|
|West Virginia Senate 2nd District Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Larry J. Edgell (inc.)||12,358||47.40|
|West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Election, 2016|
|Democratic||Walt Helmick (inc.)||274,191||41.28|
|Libertarian||Buddy A. Guthrie||68,502||10.31|
- "About Kent Leonhardt | Kent Leonhardt for West Virginia". Leonhardtforwvagriculture.com. June 20, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
| Agriculture Commissioner of West Virginia