Walter Whitcomb

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Walter Whitcomb
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Maine Commissioner of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$102,689
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
1984 - 1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Websites
Office website
Walter Whitcomb is the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. He was appointed in August 2012. Whitcomb was previously appointed as the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture by Gov. Paul LePage in January 2011.

On August 30, 2012, the Department of Agriculture, along with the Department of Conservation, were merged into the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[1]

Biography

Whitcomb is co-owner and farmer of Springdale Jerseys. He is past president of the Maine Dairy Industry Association and served as chairman of the Maine Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Whitcomb lobbied for dairy farmers in Washington and served in the Maine State Legislature from 1984-1996.[2][3]

Education

  • University of Maine, BA[2]

Political career

Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (2012-Present)

On August 30, 2012, the Department of Agriculture, along with the Department of Conservation, were merged into the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[4]

Commissioner of Agriculture (2011-2012)

Whitcomb was appointed as Commissioner of Agriculture on January 19, 2011.[5]

Maine House of Representatives (1984-1996)

Whitcomb was a representative for Maine House of Representatives from 1984-1996.[5]

Appointments

2011

Whitcomb was appointed as Commissioner of Agriculture by Gov. Paul LePage (R) in January 2011.[6]

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