Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

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The Virginia Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Virginia state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Matt Lohr. He was first appointed to the position by Governor Bob McDonnell on March 16, 2010.[1]

Appointments

Title 2.2, Chapter 4, Section 200 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the governor to appoint the secretaries of: state, agriculture and forestry, education and natural resources, among others. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state General Assembly and the appointees, with the exception of the secretary of state, "hold office at the pleasure of the Governor."[2]

Compensation

In 2011, the Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated $137,280, according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

See also

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