Difference between revisions of "Natural Resources Commissioner"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(Recent news)
Line 36: Line 36:
 
*[[State executive official elections, 2012]]
 
*[[State executive official elections, 2012]]
 
*[[State executive official elections, 2014]]
 
*[[State executive official elections, 2014]]
==External links==
 
 
{{seosubmit}}
 
{{seosubmit}}
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 09:48, 13 May 2014

StateExecLogo.png
State Executive Offices
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of SchoolsInsurance CommissionerControllerAgriculture CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Services Commissioner
Elections by Year
20142013201220112010
The Natural Resources Commissioner is a state level position. The duties of the position vary from state to state, but their general role is maintaining, protecting, and regulating natural resources, including state parks, forests and recreation areas.
Quick facts about Natural Resources Commissioners
  • Wyoming and New Hampshire do not have a Natural Resource Commissioner. In each case, the states' natural resources are overseen by divisions within statewide agriculture and land agencies.
  • Only two states - Texas and Washington - publicly elect their natural resources commissioners
  • Non-partisan in all but 5 states: Alaska, California, Georgia, Washington and Texas
  • Salary range: $75,000 (West Virginia) - $175,000 (California)

Officeholders

List of Current Officeholders

List of All Current State Natural Resource Commissioners in the United States
Political positionOfficerAssumed officePolitical Party
South Carolina Director of Natural Resources
Alvin A. Taylor
2011
Nonpartisan
New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection
Bob Martin
2010
Nonpartisan
Nebraska Director of Natural Resources
Brian Dunnigan
2008
Nonpartisan
Indiana Director of Natural Resources
Cameron Clark
2013
Nonpartisan
Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources
Cathy Stepp
2011
Nonpartisan
Iowa Director of Natural Resources
Chuck Gipp
Nonpartisan
New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
David Martin
2013
Nonpartisan
Delaware Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
David Small
2014
Nonpartisan
Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources
Deborah Markowitz
2011
Nonpartisan
Pennsylvania Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources
Ellen Ferretti
2013
Nonpartisan
West Virginia Director of Natural Resources
Frank Jezioro
Nonpartisan
Mississippi Executive Director of Environmental Quality
Gary Rikard
2014
Nonpartisan
New Hampshire Executive Director of Fish and Game
Glenn Normandeau
2008
Nonpartisan
Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection
Herschel Vinyard
2011
Nonpartisan
Rhode Island Director of Environmental Management
Janet Coit
2011
Nonpartisan
Texas Commissioner of General Land Office
Jerry Patterson
2003
Ends.png Republican
Ohio Director of Natural Resources
Jim Zehringer
2011
Nonpartisan
Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources
Joe Balash
2013
Nonpartisan
New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation
Joe Martens
2011
Nonpartisan
California Secretary for Natural Resources
John Laird
2011
Nonpartisan
North Carolina Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
John Skvarla
2013
Nonpartisan
Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
John Thurston
2011
Ends.png Republican
Montana Director of Natural Resources and Conservation
John Tubbs
2013
Nonpartisan
Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources
Joseph Gill
2013
Nonpartisan
Michigan Director of Natural Resources
Keith Creagh
2012
Nonpartisan
Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources
Leo Drozdoff
2010
Nonpartisan
Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Maeve Vallely Bartlett
2014
Nonpartisan
Illinois Director of Natural Resources
Marc Miller
2009
Nonpartisan
Georgia Commissioner of Natural Resources
Mark Williams
2010
Nonpartisan
Colorado Executive Director of Natural Resources
Mike King
2010
Nonpartisan
Utah Director of Natural Resources
Mike Styler
2005
Nonpartisan
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
Molly Ward
2014
Nonpartisan
Alabama Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources
N. Gunter Guy, Jr.
2011
Nonpartisan
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands
Peter Goldmark
2009
Electiondot.png Democratic
Arkansas Executive Director of Natural Resources Commission
J. Randy Young
1985
Nonpartisan
New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
Ray Powell
2011
Electiondot.png Democratic
Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation
Richard Hatcher
2009
Nonpartisan
Connecticut Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection
Robert Klee
2014
Nonpartisan
Tennessee Commissioner of Environment & Conservation
Robert Martineau
2011
Nonpartisan
Kansas Secretary of Wildlife and Parks
Robin Jennison
2011
Nonpartisan
Oregon Director of Fish and Wildlife
Roy Elicker
2007
Nonpartisan
Missouri Director of Natural Resources
Sara Parker Pauley
2011
Nonpartisan
Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources (Interim)
Stephen Chustz
2012
Nonpartisan
Kentucky Commissioner of Natural Resources
Steve Hohmann
2012
Nonpartisan
South Dakota Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
Steven Pirner
2000
Nonpartisan
North Dakota Director of Game and Fish
Terry Steinwand
2006
Nonpartisan
Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources
Tom Landwehr
2011
Nonpartisan
Idaho Director of Lands
Tom Schultz
2011
Nonpartisan
Arizona Commissioner of Lands
Vanessa Hickman
2012
Nonpartisan
South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public Lands
Vernon L. Larson
2013
Ends.png Republican
Maine Commissioner of Agriculture
Walter Whitcomb
2011
Nonpartisan
Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources
William Aila
2010
Nonpartisan


Elected vs. appointed

NevadaUtahColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaHawaiiNatural resource map.png

Forty-eight states have a natural resources commissioner, with Wyoming and New Hampshire being the exceptions. The office is appointed either by the governor or a commission in 46 states, with elections for the position held in Texas and Washington.

Election history

2012

One state held scheduled natural resources commissioner elections in the 2012 electoral cycle: Washington.

Incumbent Peter Goldmark (D) won re-election on November 6, 2012.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Natural + Resources + Commissioner + Department + State

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Natural Resources Commissioner News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References