This is the third in a series of posts encouraging people to look closely at those races which don’t get the attention afforded to Presidential, US Senate, or NC Governor elections.
We aren’t endorsing or promoting any candidate, but instead want you to be aware of contests which will be on the March 3rd Democratic Primary Ballot (Early Voting Starting February 13th). Our hope is that by becoming more familiar with the candidates, you can make an informed decision about who should be our nominee and move forward to compete in the November General Election.
Brief information is provided for each candidate: name, photo, brief current or former positions (up to 2 most relevant), website, and Facebook links. Explore each of the candidates and decide who you feel is the most qualified for this position. Candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.
What is the role of the Agriculture Commissioner?
The NC Commissioner of Agriculture is the head of the State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Among their more visible duties is organizing the State Fair each fall.
“ The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forest; protect consumers and businesses, and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. ” — nc.gov website
Candidates for NC Commissioner of Agriculture
Farmer, former small-town mayor, former USDA Field Office Executive Director. BS, Agricultural Engineering, NCSU. Democratic nominee for Agriculture Commissioner 2012, 2016.
From a farming family, became youngest woman ever elected to office in NC in 2010 when she was elected to the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors at age 21, re-elected twice. Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from NCSU.