|New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture|
|February 10, 2009 - Present|
|Years in position||6|
|Predecessor||Charles M. Kuperus|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||New Jersey State Board of Agriculture|
|Bachelor's||Bryant University (1969)|
|Service/branch||New Jersey National Guard|
|Years of service||1969 – 1975|
|Place of birth||Bridgeton, New Jersey|
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.
- B.S., Business Administration, Bryant University, 1969
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture (2009-present)
New Jersey State Assembly (2001-2009)
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."
Fisher and his wife, Bonnie, have three children: Susan, Eric and Carly.
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Charles M. Kuperus
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