expand greenhouse production capabilities in West Virginia to meet the produce needs of the region.
His training in wildlife management will be an asset.
Leonhardt's opponent, state Sen. Walt Helmick, D-Pocahontas, has had a lengthy career of public service, and chaired the powerful Senate Finance Committee for many years.
Helmick and his wife, Rita, own and operate a natural spring water bottling company on their 200-acre farm in Minnehaha Springs.
Helmick has a fine record of legislative service.
But Leonhardt, who has an extensive background in intelligence and management, is probably no slouch in that department either. With his analytical skills, he would bring a fresh breeze to a department that needs a thoroughgoing review.
It is time for a thorough reassessment of the state Department of Agriculture.
Leonhardt would do a good job of providing that.