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Dan Newhouse

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Dan Newhouse
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Washington Director of Agriculture
Former officeholder
In office
February 18, 2009 - April 1, 2013
Base salary$118,800
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 18, 2009
Appointed byGovernor of Washington Chris Gregoire
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWashington State University (1977)
Place of birthSunnyside, Washington
Office website
Dan Newhouse is a former Director of Agriculture for Washington state. He was first appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire on February 18, 2009. He previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003-2009.[1]

On April 1, 2013, Newhouse was succeeded by Donald "Bud" Hover, who was appointed the new Director of Agriculture by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 12, 2013.[2] See also: Gov. Inslee appoints new Washington Director of Agriculture


Newhouse and his wife, Carol, operate a farm, producing hops, tree fruit, grapes and alfalfa.[1] His father, Irv, served in the Washington State Legislature for 34 years, the Senate building is named after him. Dan was first elected to the state House in 2002 and served until he was named state Director of Agriculture in 2009.[3]


  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, 1977
  • Graduate, Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program

Political career

Washington Director of Agriculture (2009-2013)

Newhouse served as Washington Director of Agriculture from February 18, 2009 to April 1, 2013.[1]

Washington House of Representatives (2003-2009)

Newhouse represented District 15 in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.[4]



Newhouse was appointed as Washington Director of Agriculture by Gov. Chris Gregoire effective February 18, 2009.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Washington Director of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Bud Hover