Doug Fisher

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Doug Fisher
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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture
In office
February 10, 2009 - Present
Years in position 6
PredecessorCharles M. Kuperus
Base salary$141,000
Elections and appointments
Appointed byNew Jersey State Board of Agriculture
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBryant University (1969)
Military service
Service/branchNew Jersey National Guard
Years of service1969 – 1975
Place of birthBridgeton, New Jersey
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Doug Fisher (b. April 28, 1947) is the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture. Fisher was appointed by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture in 2009.[1]
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Following his graduation from Bryant University, Fisher served in the New Jersey National Guard from 1969 to 1975. In 1971, he began a 30-year career as a supermarket owner and operator. After that he worked as a Realtor and New Jersey owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source.

Fisher's began his political career in 1989 as a member of the Bridgeton City Council. He would go on to serve 10 years on the Cumberland County Freeholder Board until he was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly. He represented the 3rd District from 2001 to 2009.[1]


  • B.S., Business Administration, Bryant University, 1969

Political career

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture (2009-present)

Fisher has served as New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture since February 2009.[1]

New Jersey State Assembly (2001-2009)

Fisher represented District 3 in the New Jersey State Assembly from 2001 to 2009.[1]



Fisher was appointed as New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture by the State Board of Agriculture in 2009. His appointment was approved by Gov. Jon Corzine on February 10, 2009.

In January 2010, Gov. Chris Christie (R) stated his support for keeping Fisher as Secretary, saying, "Secretary Douglas Fisher has proven to have a deep appreciation for New Jersey's agricultural community. I support his position as secretary for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and look forward to working with him to promote and protect our state's natural assets."[2]


Fisher and his wife, Bonnie, have three children: Susan, Eric and Carly.[3]

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Preceded by
Charles M. Kuperus
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture
Succeeded by