Steve Troxler

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Steve Troxler
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North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
February 8, 2005 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 9
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2008
First electedNovember 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Campaign website
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 announced in December 2011 that he will run for re-election in 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.[1]


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



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

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[2]


Troxler won re-election in the November 2008 election, defeating Democratic candidate Ronnie Ansley.[3]

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png 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.[4] 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.[5]

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Troxler (R) 1,666,197
Britt Cobb (D) 1,663,910

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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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