Ben Brancel

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Ben Brancel
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Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Incumbent
In office
1997 - 2001, January 3, 2011 - Present
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorRandy Romanski
Compensation
Base salary$120,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 2010
Appointed byGov. Scott Walker (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly
1987 – 1997
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1950
Place of birthPortage, Wisconsin
Websites
Office website
Ben Brancel (b. July 31, 1950 in Portage, Wisconsin) is the current Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. He was first appointed by Governor Scott Walker and began his term on January 3, 2011.

Biography

Brancel was born and raised in Marquette County, Wisconsin. He managed a dairy operation for 22 years and now runs a 290-acre family farm with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.[1] He previously served as Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary under Gov. Tommy Thompson from 1997 to 2001.

Brancel was then appointed as director of the Wisconsin Farm Service Agency by the Bush Administration, where he served until early 2009. Later that year he served as the part-time state relations liaison for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.[2]

Education

  • BA, Animal science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Political career

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture (2011-present)

Brancel has served as Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since January 2011.

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture (1997-2001)

Brancel first served as Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture under Gov. Tommy Thompson from 1997 to 2001.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly (1987-1997)

Brancel represented District 42 in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1987 to 1997.[2]

Appointments

2010

Brancel was appointed as Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection by Gov. Scott Walker (R) in December 2010. Brancel stated, "I'm excited to have the opportunity to once again serve the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection community and work alongside Governor-elect Walker to grow Wisconsin's economy."[2]

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Preceded by
Randy Romanski
Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2011–present
Succeeded by
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