NASDA New Member Watch

After the 2018 midterm elections, NASDA could experience an up to 42 percent change in membership. Stay up to date with us as new commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture are announced! Reference our Midterm Elections Infograhic for more details on which states we're monitoring for change.

See below for the status of states potentially receiving new chief agricultural officers.

Alabama

Elected: Commissioner Rick Pate (R)
Start date: Active

Alaska

New Governor: Mike Dunleavy (R)
Acting Director: David Schade

California

New Governor: Gavin Newsom (D)
Reappointed: Secretary Karen Ross

Colorado

New Governor: Jared Polis (D)
New Commissioner announced: Kate Greenberg
Start date: Active

Connecticut

New Governor: Ned Lamont (D)
2019 Comissioner: Not yet announced

Florida

Elected: Commissioner Nikki Fried (D)
Start date: Active

Guam

New Governor: Lou Leon Guerrero (D)
2019 Director: Not yet announced

Hawaii

Governor: David Ige (D)
Chairperson: Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser

Idaho

New Governor: Brad Little (R)
Reappointed: Director Celia Gould

Illinois

New Governor: J.B. Pritzker (D)
New Director announced: John Sullivan
Start date: Active

Iowa

Elected: Secretary Mike Naig (R)
Start date: Active

Kansas

New Governor: Laura Kelly (D)
2019 Secretary: Mike Beam
Start date: Active

Maine

New Governor: Janet Mills (D)
2019 Commissioner: Amanda Beal
Start date: Active

Michigan

New Governor: Gretchen Witmer (D)
New Director announced: Gary McDowell
Start date: Active

Minnesota

New Governor: Tim Walz (D)
New Commissioner announced: Thom Petersen
Start date: Active

Nevada

New Governor: Steve Sisolak (D)
2019 Director: Jennifer Ott
Status: Active

Ohio

New Governor: Mike DeWine (R)
2019 Director: Dorothy Pelanda
Start date: Active

Oklahoma

New Governor: Kevin Stitt (R)
New Secretary Announced: Blayne Arthur
Start date: Active

South Dakota

New Governor: Kristi Noem (R)
New Secretary announced: Kim Vanneman
Start date: Active

Tennessee

New Governor: Bill Lee (R)
New Commissioner announced: Charlie Hatcher
Start date: Active

Virgin Islands

New Governor: Albert Bryan (D)
2019 Comissioner: Not yet announced

Wisconsin

New Governor: Tony Evers (D)
New Secretary announced: Brad Pfaff
Start date: Active

Wyoming

New Governor: Mark Gordon (R)
Reappointed: Doug Miyamoto