By RONNIE ELLIS
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced Thursday Deputy Commissioner Larry Cox will “re-enter retirement” effective June 15 after shutting down the department’s internal fuel testing laboratory.
Cox was the longtime state director for Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell before retiring after 25 years on McConnell’s staff and later working with the campaign of 2011 Republican candidate for Attorney General Todd P’Pool, who lost to incumbent Democrat Jack Conway.
He joined the Agriculture Department last August as director of the Office of Consumer and Environmental Protection and Deputy Commissioner at a salary of $80,000.
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