Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Texas Animal Health Commission for terms to expire Sept. 6, 2019. The commission protects and enhances the health of Texas’ animal populations.
William Edmiston Jr. of Eldorado is a veterinarian and owner of Eldorado Animal Clinic. He is a member of the Texas and American Veterinary Medical associations, and Schleicher County Appraisal Review Board. He is also past president of the Texas Scrapie Certification Board and Sheep and Goat Predator Management Board. Edmiston received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. He is reappointed to the commission.
Ken Jordan of San Saba is owner and operator of K. Jordan Enterprises Inc. and Jordan Cattle Auctions. He is mayor of the City of San Saba and a past board member of the San Saba Chamber of Commerce. He is also past president of the Texas Livestock Marketing Association, vice president of the San Saba Businessmen’s League, and a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, San Saba City/County Joint Airport Board and Livestock Marketing Council. Jordan received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. He is reappointed to the commission.
Joe Leathers of Guthrie is general manager of 6666 Ranch. He is a board member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and a board member, executive committee member and natural resources committee chairman of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He is also a volunteer firefighter for the Guthrie Volunteer Fire Department.
Thomas Oates of Huntsville is president of Huntsville Livestock Services Inc. He is board chairman of the Exotic Wildlife Association, a member and exotic wildlife committee chairman of the Livestock Marketing Association, and a life member of the Walker County Fair Association. He is also a past member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and a past board member of the Bluebonnet Ground Water Conservation District. Oates attended Sam Houston State University.
Eric White of Mason is director of business development for Trans-Global Solutions. He is a member of the Texas Deer Association, Exotic Wildlife Association and Safari Club International. He is also a former Kerr County election judge and former fire chief of the Divide Volunteer Fire Department in Mountain Home. White received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.
Jay Winter of Lubbock is owner of Wintex Farms and a national account manager with for Sunglo Feeds. He is a board member and executive committee member of the Texas Pork Producers and National Swine Registry, and a board member of Hampshire Swine Registry. He is superintendent of the TPP Stars Gilts Sale for the San Angelo Stock Show, assistant superintendent of the San Antonio Barrow Show, and a member of the Team Purebred Adult Advisory Board. He is also a volunteer leader of the Lubbock County 4-H Program, Livestock Association and Agriculture Committee. Winter received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.