|South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|
|January 2005 - Present|
|Years in position||10|
|Predecessor||Charles Sharp (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Appointed||September 14, 2004|
|Bachelor's||University of South Carolina|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Weathers is a co-owner with brother, Landy Weathers, of Weathers Farms, Inc. a 650-cow dairy operation in Bowman, and Weathers Trucking, Inc., a bulk milk delivery service for over 30 dairies in South Carolina. Weathers is a former Corporate Banking Officer with C&S National Bank. He is also a partner of Circle W Farms, a row crop farming operation in Bowman.
- University of South Carolina, B.S. in Accounting and Finance
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner (2004-present)
Weathers, a Republican, was initially appointed Interim Commissioner of Agriculture in September 2004 and Commissioner in January 2005. He won his first full term in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Weathers ran for re-election as South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 10, and defeated two challengers in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Election Results via South Carolina State Elections Commission.|
|South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, 2014|
|Republican||Hugh Weathers Incumbent||79.7%||759,640|
|United Citizen||David Edmond||11.1%||106,223|
|Election Results via South Carolina State Election Commission.|
|South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2010|
|Republican||Hugh Weathers Incumbent||60.1%||792,260|
|Democratic||Tom E. Elliott||39.8%||525,229|
|Election Results via South Carolina Election Commission|
On November 7, 2006, Hugh Weathers won re-election to the office of South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. He defeated Emile DeFelice in the general election.
|South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2006|
|Republican||Hugh Weathers Incumbent||59.7%||635,903|
|Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission|
Comprehensive donor information for Weathers is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Weathers raised a total of $829,633 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 11, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Hugh Weathers's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Hugh Weathers's Campaign Contributions|
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$14,825 (Dem)|
|Top 5 contributors||Williams Farms LLC||$3,500|
|Steven C Francis||$3,500|
|Communications Strategies Inc||$3,500|
|Palmetto Leadership Council||$3,500|
|Tammie H Francis||$3,500|
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- South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
- South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- South Carolina Department of Agriculture - Commissioner Hugh Weathers (dead link)
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- South Carolina Department of Agriculture, "About Us" accessed November 12, 2012 (dead link)
- Greenvilleonline.com, "Weathers re-elected Agriculture Commissioner," November 4, 2014
- Newt Gingrich 2012, "South Carolina Legislative Endorsements For Newt Gingrich," January 20, 2012
- South Carolina Elections Commission, "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed March 26, 2011
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Hugh Weathers," accessed May 11, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Charles Sharp (R)
|South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
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