Chuck Ross

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Chuck Ross
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Vermont Secretary of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorRoger Allbee
Compensation
Base salary$121,701
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 6, 2011
Appointed byGov. Peter Shumlin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's State Director
1996-2011
Vermont State Legislature
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont (1978)
Master'sUniversity of Washington (1982)
Websites
Office website
Chuck Ross is the current Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets. He was first appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin on January 6, 2011.

Biography

Ross is the son of a seventh generation Vermonter. His family owned an orchard on Lake Champlain, raised trotters, and owned a wood lot. He worked for both his family's 500 acre square-baled hay business in Hinesburg and a family farm in Iowa on land owned by his mother's family.[1]

Education

  • B.A. in Geography, University of Vermont, 1978
  • M.A. in Geography, University of Washington, 1982

Political career

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture (2011-present)

Ross has served as Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets since January 2011.

Sen. Leahy's State Director (1996 - 2011)

Ross served 16 years as Senator Patrick Leahy's state director. As Leahy served on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Ross has extensive experience working with price supports for agriculture, dairy, and other farming issues.

Vermont House of Representatives (1990 - 1996)

Ross served in the Vermont House of Representatives as a representative from Hinesburg.

Appointments

2011

Ross was appointed as Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets by Governor Peter Shumlin on January 6, 2011.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Allbee
Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets
2011-present
Succeeded by
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