|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|
|February 8, 2005 - Present|
|Years in position||10|
|Predecessor||Britt Cobb (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University (1974)|
|Place of birth||Browns Summit, North Carolina|
|Profession||Founder/Operator/Owner, Troxler Farms|
Toxler was raised in Guilford County, North Carolina. He is the founder, owner and operator of Troxler Farms, producing tobacco, wheat, vegetables and soybeans. He graduated from N.C. State University in 1974 with a B.S. in conservation with a concentration in environmental studies.
In September 2012, Troxler assumed presidency of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He has served previously as the organization's vice president and chairs its Tobacco Task Force and Food Regulation and Nutrition Committee.
- B.S., Conservation, North Carolina State University (1974)
Agriculture Commissioner (2005–Present)
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Troxler Incumbent||53.2%||2,303,586|
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.|
|North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012|
|Steve Troxler Incumbent||68.9%||532,664|
|Election Results via The North Carolina Board of Elections.|
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2008|
|Republican||Steve Troxler Incumbent||52%||2,130,146|
|Election Results via North Carolina State Board of Elections|
Troxler won election as North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in the November 2004 election. Troxler had a 2,300 vote lead over Cobb following the election, but some 4,400 ballots in Carteret County did not get counted. Following a series of attempts to resolve the situation, Cobb finally conceded on February 4, 2005.
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2004|
|Election Results via North Carolina State Board of Elections (timed out)'|
On November 7, 2000, Meg Scott Phipps won election to the office of North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. She defeated Steve Troxler (R) in the general election.
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2000|
|Democratic||Meg Scott Phipps||50.6%||1,418,164|
|Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections (timed out)|
Comprehensive donor information for Troxler is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Troxler raised a total of $1,886,347 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
Troxler won re-election to the position of North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2012. During that election cycle, Troxler raised a total of $532,526.
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Troxler's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation INorth Carolina - PAC Inc||$8,000|
|James R. Boyd||$8,000|
|North Carolina Pork Council||$6,000|
|John Deere & Co||$5,000|
|Jerry W. Smith||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$532,526|
|Total Votes received in 2012||2,303,586|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.23|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Steve Troxler's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Steve Troxler's Campaign Contributions|
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
|Total Raised by Opponents||$47,045|
|Top 5 contributors||North Carolina Republican Party||$25,000|
|Charles Robert Taylor||$8,000|
|North Carolina Farm Bureau||$6,000|
|John Deere & Co.||$6,000|
Throughout career, Troxler has won numerous awards for both his farming and his advocacy, including the Conservation Guardian Award of the Guilford County Soil Conservation Service, the Philip Morris Outstanding Young Tobacco Farmer Award, and the Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award from the Association of Food and Drug Officials. His family was named the "Tobacco Farm Family of the Year" by the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina.
He and his wife, Sharon, have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
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- North Carolina Department of Agriculture - Commissioner Steve Troxler
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services," About N.C. agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler," accessed December 19, 2011
- WWAY, "Troxler takes GOP bid for NC agriculture head," May 8, 2012
- Independent Weekly, "2012 Primary Endorsements," April 18, 2012
- Charlotte Observer, "Our Council of State endorsements, part 1," October 17, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "November 2008 General Election Results," accessed March 19, 2011
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "November 2004 General Election Results," accessed March 19, 2011
- WRAL, "Cobb Concedes Ag Commissioner Race To Troxler," February 4, 2005
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Steve Troxler," accessed May 21, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
- Steve Troxler, " Resume," accessed June 15, 2013
Britt Cobb (D)
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
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