Hugh Weathers

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Hugh Weathers
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South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 2005 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCharles Sharp (R)
Compensation
Base salary$92,007
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$829,633
AppointedSeptember 14, 2004
Term limitsNone
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Hugh Weathers is the South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. Weathers, a Republican, was initially appointed Interim Commissioner of Agriculture in September 2004 and Commissioner in January 2005. He was elected in 2006 and again in 2010.[1]
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Biography

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.[1]

Education

  • University of South Carolina, B.S. in Accounting and Finance

Political career

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 was elected in 2006 and again in 2010.[1]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Hugh Weathers endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014

According to his campaign website, Weathers is running for re-election as South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

Weathers won re-election as South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in the November 2010 election, defeating Democratic candidate Tom E. Elliott.[3]

South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHugh Weathers Incumbent 60.1% 792,260
     Democratic Tom E. Elliott 39.8% 525,229
     Write-In Various 0% 533
Total Votes 1,318,022
Election Results Via: South Carolina Election Commission

2006

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHugh Weathers Incumbent 59.7% 635,903
     Democratic Emile DeFelice 40.3% 429,255
     Write-In Various 0% 319
Total Votes 1,065,477
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Hugh Weathers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 SC Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $3,200
2010 SC Agriculture Commissioner Won $268,962
2008 SC Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $23,025
2006 SC Agriculture Commissioner Won $534,446
Grand Total Raised $829,633

2010

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Sharp (R)
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
2005–present
Succeeded by
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