Douglas H. Fisher

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Douglas H. Fisher (born 1947) is the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture and an American Democratic Party politician. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002-2009, representing the 3rd legislative district.


Fisher graduated with a B.S. from Bryant College in Business Administration.[1]


Early career[edit]

Fisher served on the South Jersey Economic Development District from 1995-2001 and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, also from 1995-2001. Fisher served on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1996-2000, and was President of the South Jersey Freeholder Association in 1999. He served on the Bridgeton City Council from 1990-1992. Fisher is the former President of the Bridgeton Historical and Cultural Commission. Fisher served in the New Jersey National Guard from 1969-1975.[1]

General Assembly[edit]

Fisher served in the Assembly on the Agriculture and Natural Resources (as Chair), the Regulated Professions Committee, the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission.[1]

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture[edit]

The New Jersey Board of Agriculture voted in February 2009 to nominate Fisher for the position of New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, 6-2. Governor Jon S. Corzine confirmed the nomination and Fisher was sworn in on March 7, 2009.[2]


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