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Bud Hover
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Washington Director of Agriculture
In office
April 1, 2013 - present
Years in position 1
PredecessorDan Newhouse
Chair of the state Salmon Recovery Board
Base salary$118,800
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 12, 2013
Appointed byGov. Jay Inslee (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Okanogan County Commissioner
Bachelor'sWashington State University (1977)
Master'sUniversity of Washington
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Donald "Bud" Hover is the current Director of Agriculture for the state of Washington. He was named to the state executive post by Governor Jay Inslee (D) on March 12, 2013.[1]

Hover assumed the office on April 1, 2013, succeeding four year officeholder Dan Newhouse.[2]


Prior to his appointment as Agriculture Director, Hover served as Okanogan County Commissioner. He and his family run a hay and cattle ranch in Winthrop, Washington.[1][3]


  • Ttwo Bachelors of Science degrees in Agriculture Education/Forest and Range Management from Washington State University
  • Masters degree in Public Administration from The Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Political career

Washington Director of Agriculture (2013-present)

Hover took office as Washington Director of Agriculture on April 1, 2013.[2]



Hover was appointed as Washington Director of Agriculture by Gov. Jay Inslee effective April 1, 2013.[4]

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Preceded by
Dan Newhouse
Washington Director of Agriculture
Succeeded by