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Steve Troxler
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North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
February 8, 2005 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBritt Cobb (D)
Compensation
Base salary$123,198
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$1,886,347
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Troxler campaign logo
Steve Troxler is the current Republican North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. He first assumed office in February 2005, and was elected to a full term in November 2008. He won re-election in 2012.[1]

Biography

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 BS 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.[1]

Education

  • BS, Conservation, North Carolina State University (1974)

Political career

Agriculture Commissioner (2005–Present)

Troxler has served as North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture since February 2005.[1]

Elections

2012

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

Troxler won re-election in 2012. He defeated Bill McManus in the Republican primary on May 8.[2] Troxler defeated Walter Smith (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Smith 46.8% 2,025,054
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 53.2% 2,303,586
Total Votes 4,328,640
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.


North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 68.9% 532,664
Bill McManus 31.1% 239,920
Total Votes 772,584
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Endorsements

  • Independent Weekly[3]
  • Charlotte Observer[4]

2008

Troxler won re-election in the November 2008 election, defeating Democratic candidate Ronnie Ansley.[5]

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 52% 2,130,146
     Democratic Ronnie Ansley 48% 1,962,741
Total Votes 4,092,887
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections

2004

Troxler won election as North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in the November 2004 election.[6] 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.[7]

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler 50% 1,666,197
     Democratic Britt Cobb 50% 1,663,910
Total Votes 3,330,107
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Steve Troxler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NC Agriculture Commissioner Won $532,526
2010 NC Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $6,207
2008 NC Agriculture Commissioner Won $517,792
2006 NC Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $37,792
2004 NC Agriculture Commissioner Won $347,423
2000 NC Agriculture Commissioner Defeated $444,607
Grand Total Raised $1,886,347

2012

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.

2008

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.[9] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

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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Preceded by
Britt Cobb (D)
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
2005–present
Succeeded by
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