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Douglas H. Fisher

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.


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
    • Early career 2.1
    • General Assembly 2.2
    • New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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


Early career

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

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

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]


  1. ^ a b c Assemblyman Fisher's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 29, 2008.
  2. ^ "Governor Corzine's Statement on the Appointment of Douglas Fisher as New Jersey's Secretary of Agriculture", Governor of New Jersey press release, dated February 10, 2009. Accessed March 16, 2009.

External links

  • Assemblyman Fisher's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
  • New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
    • 2007 2006 2005 2004
  • Assembly Member Douglas H. Fisher, Project Vote Smart
  • New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003
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