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Douglas Fisher's Biography

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Full Name:

Douglas H. Fisher

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Bonnie; 3 Children: Susan, Eric, Carly

Birth Date:

04/28/1947

Birth Place:

Bridgeton

Home City:

Stow Creek, NJ

BS, Business Administration, Bryant College, 1969

Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, State of New Jersey, 2009-present

Vice President, Food Export-Northeast

Secretary/Treasurer, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Secretary, Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Chair, State Agriculture Development Committee

Chair, State Soil Conservation Committee

Chair, Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Bank Board

Assembly Member, New Jersey State Assembly, 2002-2009

Appointed, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, State of New Jersey, February 2009

Assistant Majority Whip, 2006-2007

Director, Cumberland County Board of Freeholders, 1996-2000

Bridgeton City Council, 1990-1992

Member, Intergovernmental Relations Commission

Treasurer, South Jersey Economic Development District, 1995-2001

Secretary, South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, 1995-2001

Business Brokerage/Realtor, Rovner Realty

Owner/Operator, The Entrepreneur’s Source

Owner, Supermarket, 1971-2001

Specialist Fifth Class, New Jersey National Guard, 1969-1975

Member, Bridgeton Rotary Club

Former Vice-President, South Jersey Cooperative

Trustee, Woodland County Day School

Member, Cumberland County Freeholder Board, 1992-2001

President, South Jersey Freeholder Association, 1999

Awards:

2010 National FFA Honorary American Degree; Gloucester County Board of Agriculture, 2008 Distinguished Service to Agriculture; New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, 2008 Legislator of the Year; New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, 2007 Outstanding Conservation Legislator; 2006 Honorary New Jersey FFA Degree; and New Jersey Farm Bureau, 2005 Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture

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