Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Profile: Ellis Black (D-Valdosta) HD 174

Ellis Black has been in the State Legislature since 2000. Counties in the district are: Lowndes, Quitman, Echols, & portion of Thomas County. He is a farmer/businessman & he farm & operate Black's fertilizer & farm supply.

Family: Wife: Aletha
3 Children: Tonya, Spencer, David.
Birth Date: 07/28/1942
Birthplace: Clyattville, GA
Home City: Clyattville, GA
Religion: Methodist (United)

BSA, University of Georgia, 1965

Professional Experience:
Farmer/Businessman, Farm and Operate, Black's Fertilizer and Farm Supply, 1970-present
Manager, Langdale Farms, 1967-1970
Teacher, Ware County Board of Education, 1966-1967
Extension Agent, Ware County Extension Service, 1965-1966.

Political Experience:
Representative, Georgia State House of Representatives, 2000-present
Chair, Lowndes County Board of Education, 1992-1996.

To me just my looking at his background, he could run for Agriculture Commissioner in 2010 & win. He's around the same age as Terry Coleman. Should coleman, who I have endorsed for Ag Commissioner in 2010 does not run, I wouldn't mind black running for the post.

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