Sheriffs' Association PAC Endorses Walt Helmick for Agriculture Commissioner

Oct 18, 2012, 10:41 ET from Helmick for Ag Campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Sheriffs' Association Political Action Committee has endorsed Walt Helmick in his race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

"The agriculture community has been subject to increased crime, including copper theft and the theft and resale of farm equipment," Boone County Sheriff Rodney Million, chairman of the Sheriffs' Association PAC, said. "Walt Helmick has shown a willingness to work with law enforcement to help farmers protect their personal and real property. As a legislator, he has demonstrated progressive leadership."

Helmick said, "It is important for the Department of Agriculture to step up its efforts to help farmers protect their property from theft. I want to work with the sheriffs and other law enforcement to develop innovative programs to catch thieves and vandals."

Helmick is the owner of a family-run agricultural business and has worked on many economic development efforts both as part of and outside of his work in the Legislature. He has served more than two decades as a senator from Pocahontas County, including several years as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Helmick, a Democrat, will face Republican Kent Leonhardt in the November election. For more information about Helmick, go to:

SOURCE Helmick for Ag Campaign