News Date: 05/28/2008
West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass moved one step closer to an historic eleventh four-year term in office after winning the Democratic primary election by a two-to-one margin May 13, 2008.
Douglass' only West Virginia peer for winning elections is U.S. Senate legend Robert C. Byrd, who served three terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate nine consecutive terms.
No other West Virginia official--and precious few nationwide--have been elected as many times as has Douglass. In fact, besides Douglass and Byrd, only two other West Virginia officials have served as many as seven terms in office.
Douglass will face a Republican opponent in the general election in November. (Contact: Buddy Davidson, 304/558-3708)
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