Things to be known by N.C. commissioner of agriculture candidates
The November election is coming up, so The Daily Tar Heel is breaking down every state and local office on the ballot, from governor to county commissioner. Here, we broke down who the candidates are for N.C. commissioner of agriculture.
Incumbent Steve Troxler and his opponent Jenna Wadsworth are both running for commissioner of agriculture this November.
The responsibilities of commissioners of agriculture include protecting, maintaining and enhancing the production of North Carolina agriculture, as well as promoting public health programs.
Troxler, a Republican, has held the office of commissioner since 2005. He also serves on the boards of the N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation, the Rural Economic Development Center and the N.C. Biotechnology Center.
Wadsworth is serving a four-year term on the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. In 2010, she became the youngest woman to be elected to public office in North Carolina at age 21.