Can somebody answer this one for me?
Chris Irvin is running as the Democrats’ candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture.
O.C.G.A. § 2-2-2 states that “[t]he department shall be under the control and management of the Commissioner of Agriculture, who shall be a practical farmer“.
Irvin, when he qualified, listed himself this way:
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER / HOME BUILDER / CONTRACTOR
Likewise, on his “about” page on his campaign website, Irvin states, “In 1999, I started my own business of Deercourt Enterprises focusing on construction and development.”
In other words, he is very clearly not a “practical farmer” and does not claim to be a “practical farmer.” So how can he be qualified under Georgia law to be Commissioner of Agriculture.