North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Description

The North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture is a state executive position in the North Carolina state government. The commissioner is the head of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and is a member of the Council of State. The commissioner is in charge of the 1,400+ employees and 24 divisions that make up the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Their primary goal is "maintaining and enhancing the ability of agriculture to produce an adequate supply of food and fiber in North Carolina," as well as enforcing regulatory programs. The salary for this position is $124,676/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) Obtain the required amount of signatures for the office that you are seeking. The amount of signatures required varies depending upon office. Questions related to petition signature requirements should be referred to the North Carolina Board of Elections. 3) Submit your filing papers to the state board of elections prior to the last Friday in June, which is the deadline for independent (unaffiliated) candidates. If you wish to participate in the primary, your filing period will be much earlier (late December in the year prior to the elections. The state elections office can be contacted at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US