A newspaper report says Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in 2016 appointed to a state rural health task force a former physician who had his medical license revoked or suspended in Iowa and other states.
The Austin American-Statesman reports Rick Ray Redalen's medical license was first suspended years ago in Iowa when he was convicted of perjury in a case involving his marriage to his 15-year-old former stepdaughter.
Redalen donated thousands of dollars to Miller's campaign prior to his appointment.
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Miller's relationship with Redalen isn't his first involvement with doctors that has raised questions.
Miller charged the state $1,100 for a 2015 trip to Oklahoma in which he received a pain-killing treatment called the "Jesus shot" that was created by a doctor who had his medical license in Ohio revoked for tax evasion.