Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture

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Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $5,703,920
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Authority:  Part I, Title II, Chapter 20, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Current Officeholder

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Name:  John Lebeaux
Assumed office:  February 6, 2015
Compensation:  $131,802
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The Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture is a position in the Massachusetts government. The commissioner is head of the Department of Agricultural Resources and is appointed by the secretary of energy and environmental affairs. The department is responsible for ensuring the viability of agriculture in Massachusetts.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is John Lebeaux. He was sworn into this position by Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on January 6, 2015, replacing former Commissioner Greg Watson.[2][3]

Authority

The position of commissioner of agriculture is established by Part I, Title II, Chapter 20, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:[4]

There shall be a commissioner of food and agriculture who shall be appointed and may be removed by the secretary of environmental affairs with the approval of the governor. Said commissioner shall have charge of the administration of the department.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Massachusetts state government organizational chart

The commissioner of agriculture is appointed by the secretary of energy and environmental affairs.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

See also: Massachusetts state budget and finances

The Department of Agricultural Resources's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $5,703,920.[5]

Compensation

2014

In 2014, the commissioner was paid an estimated $131,802, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

2013

In 2013, the commissioner was paid an estimated $123,600, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

2010

In 2010, the commissioner was paid an estimated $120,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Boston office
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-626-1720
Fax: 617-626-1850

Amherst office
101 University Drive, Suite C4
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-548-1900
Fax: 413-548-1901

See also

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