Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Employer / Organization

Iowa

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018

Description

The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Iowa state government. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for providing leadership for agriculture in Iowa and ensuring consumer protection. In addition, the department is responsible for promoting the responsible use of natural resources. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources. The salary for this position is $103,212/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The required forms include an Affidavit of Candidacy, Nominating papers, campaign finance forms and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between the 99th and 81st days before the general election (July 30, 2018 to August 17, 2018) in order to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State by phone at (515) 281-0145 or by email at sos@sos.iowa.gov. Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/2016gencandguide.pdf