|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|
|February 8, 2005 - Present|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2008|
|First elected||November 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
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 will assume 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.
- BS, Conservation, North Carolina State University (1974)
Troxler is seeking re-election in 2012. He will face Bill McManus in the Republican primary on May 8. Walter Smith and Scott Bryant are seeking the Democratic nomination. The general election will take place on November 6, 2012.
- Independent Weekly
|North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture (2008)|
|Steve Troxler (R)||2,130,146||52.05%|
|Ronnie Ansley (D)||1,962,741||47.95%|
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)|
|Steve Troxler (R)||1,666,197|
|Britt Cobb (D)||1,663,910|
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|Steve Troxler's Campaign Contributions|
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$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.
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture - Commissioner Steve Troxler
- Project Vote Smart biography
- 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
- Independent Weekly, "2012 Primary Endorsements," April 18, 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.org
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