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  Farmer, Richie
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NameRichie Farmer
Address113 Cedar Ridge
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, United States
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Born August 25, 1969 (52 years)
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Nov 28, 2012 06:46pm
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Info Richie Farmer was elected Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture in November, 2003. He was sworn into office in January, 2004.

Since taking office, Commissioner Farmer has fought vigorously on behalf of Kentucky's consumers and for Kentucky's agriculture industry. In the most recent session of the Kentucky General Assembly, Commissioner Farmer spearheaded an effort to protect Kentucky motorists by persuading the legislature to fund a new motor fuel quality laboratory. Commissioner Farmer has been vocal in representing the interests of Kentucky's citizens to Federal lawmakers and officials and has worked with agriculture leaders to expand Kentucky's agricultural exports. He has also overseen an expansion of the Department's Kentucky Proud marketing program, which is helping to increase the size of markets for Kentucky farm products.

Born in Clay County, Kentucky on Aug. 25, 1969, he is the second of Virginia and Richard Farmer's three children. Before taking office, Commissioner Farmer worked as an investment advisor in Clay County. He lives in Frankfort with his wife Rebecca and their three sons, Trey, Thomas and Tate.

A 1992 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Commissioner Farmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. He was also a standout player for the UK basketball Wildcats under Coach Rick Pitino.

Over the years, Commissioner Farmer has given his time to such charitable organizations as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children's Miracle Network, American Cancer Society, and Kicks for Kids.

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Mar 18, 2013 01:30pm News Richie Farmer charged with 42 ethics violations  Article RBH 
Feb 02, 2012 12:00am News Richie Farmer filed for unemployment after his ag commissioner term ended  Article RBH 

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  11/08/2011 KY Lt. Governor Lost 35.29% (-20.43%)
  05/17/2011 KY Lt. Governor - R Primary Won 48.22% (+10.26%)
  11/06/2007 KY Agriculture Commissioner Won 64.00% (+27.99%)
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  11/04/2003 KY Agriculture Commissioner Won 55.22% (+10.44%)
  05/20/2003 KY Agriculture Commissioner - R Primary Won 79.10% (+58.19%)
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