Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Todd Staples's file

Staples

Republican from Texas

Staples was first elected agriculture commissioner of Texas in 2006 after previously serving in the Texas Senate and House. He unsuccessfully sought the 2014 Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, afterward announcing he would resign for a private-sector job before the end of the year.

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