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B. D. Wilson Files for Ag Commissioner

Frankfort, Kentucky - November 9, 2010 -  Former Montgomery County Judge Executive and Former Commissioner of Rural & Municipal Aid, B.D. Wilson has filed his papers with the Secretary of State's office to run for Commissioner of Agriculture to succeed Richie Farmer, whose second and final term expires Dec. 31, 2011.

“B.D is a good friend and was a valued adviser on agricultural and other issues when I was Governor.” Said former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, who joined Frankfort businessman Danny Willis at the  Secretary of State's office to serve was witnesses.

Jones went on to say, “I can't think of anyone who is better suited to serve the Commonwealth as  Commissioner of Agriculture.”

Wilson, a Democrat, had been Rural Roads Commissioner since January 2008 and stepped down September 30th to start raising money for his primary campaign. Since filling with Kentucky Department of Election Finance, Wilson has crisscross the state holding small fundraisers and lining up support. The Democratic primary election is scheduled for May 17, 2011.

“This has been a dream of mine for many years.” Said Wilson. “My family has been in farming for generations and I have seen first hand the struggles of the family farm. I hope to be able to help those farmers and to encourage a new generation of farmers as well.”

Wilson attended Montgomery County High School, Cumberland College of Tennessee and Morehead State University. A former cattle farmer, representing the fourth generation of his family in that industry, he also owned and operated several retail businesses before turning to public service.

He was elected Montgomery County Judge Executive and served in that capacity four terms, managing a $12 million budget. One of Wilson's proudest accomplished was major strides in economic development made during his tenure

Shortly after Gov. Steve Beshear was elected in November 2007, Wilson was appointed to his Transportation Transition Team.

Wilson and his wife, Paula, live in Frankfort.


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