Steve Royal

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Steven L. Royal
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Candidate for
North Carolina Treasurer
Bachelor'sASU (1975)
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Campaign website
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Steven L. Royal was a 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Treasurer in the 2012 elections.

It was the first time Royal sought the office of Treasurer. He previously ran for Congress in 1990.[1]

Royal Majored in Business Accounting at ASU, graduating in 1975.[1]



See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Royal ran for North Carolina Treasurer in 2012. He defeated Frank Roche in the May 8 Republican primary[2] and lost to incumbent Janet Cowell (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Cowell Incumbent 53.8% 2,313,877
     Republican Steve Royal 46.2% 1,984,827
Total Votes 4,298,704
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.

North Carolina Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Royal 57.7% 389,188
Frank Roche 42.3% 285,439
Total Votes 674,627
Election Results via The North Carolina Board of Elections.

Issue positions

In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Royal stated his political philosophy as "Limited Constitutional government. Debt beware!" and explained his run for Treasurer, saying, "I hope to achieve total and clear transparency in this office, and eliminate the bad influence of big money in the election process."[1]

Campaign donors


Royal lost the election to the position of North Carolina Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Royal raised a total of $13,736.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical submission to Ballotpedia, April 25, 2012
  2. PilotOnline, "Currituck, Hyde, statewide results," May 8, 2012