Butch Calhoun

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Butch Calhoun
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Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
June 30, 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyNonpartisan
Predecessor Richard Bell
Compensation
Base salary$98,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 27, 2012
Appointed byArkansas Agriculture Board
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Director, Arkansas Department of Rural Services
2007-2012
Websites
Office website
Butch Calhoun is the Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture. Calhoun was appointed to this position by the Arkansas Agriculture Board on June 27, 2012.[1]
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Biography

Calhoun previously served four terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives and five terms as a Prairie County Judge. He was serving as director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services when he was appointed as Agriculture Secretary in 2012.[2]

Calhoun has also served as Chairman of the Central Arkansas Solid Waste District and Vice-Chairman of Central Arkansas Planning and Development District. He was a farmer for over 30 years.[3]

Political career

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture (2012-present)

Calhoun has served as Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture since June 30, 2012.[3]

Arkansas Director of Rural Services (2007-2012)

Calhoun served as Director of the Department of Rural Services from 2007 until his appointment as secretary of agriculture.[3]

Appointments

2012

Calhoun was appointed as Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture by the Arkansas Agriculture Board on June 27, 2012. Gov. Mike Beebe suggested Calhoun to the board.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Bell
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture
2012–present
Succeeded by
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