Gary Black (agriculture commissioner)

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Gary Black
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor Nathan Deal
Preceded by Tommy Irvin
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lydia Black
Religion Baptist
Website Official site

Gary Black is the Agriculture Commissioner of the state of Georgia. A Republican, Black was elected in the November 2010 elections. Black defeated his Democratic opponent with 56% of the vote compared to 40.4%. Black succeeded the nation's longest serving Commissioner of Agriculture, Tommy Irvin (D), who had held the office since 1969 and did not seek re- election. Gary Black is married to Lydia Black and they have two children.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Gary Black for Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia 2010". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ "11/2/2010 - Commissioner Of Agriculture". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
Preceded by
Tommy Irvin
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
Succeeded by