David Rouzer (R-NC-7)
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David Cheston Rouzer
David Rouzer Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 7
Biography of David Rouzer from David Rouzer for Congress
David Rouzer currently owns and operates a business consulting firm providing strategic advice to businesses on a wide range of issues. He also owns and operates a distributorship marketing environmentally friendly products.
Prior to starting his own consulting and distributorship businesses, David had been involved in public policy development and implementation, public relations, and legislative strategy for more than a decade through his work in the Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal government as well as through his work for NC State University.
As a senior level appointee of the President at USDA Rural Development, David helped manage the administration of a program level budget of more than $1.2 billion along with a loan portfolio of $5 billion in investments in rural America – including numerous investments in Johnston and Wayne Counties. He also worked with the White House, Congress and various agencies on a variety of initiatives that involved Rural Development programs.
In his work on Capitol Hill, David was a senior staffer for former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole where he helped write numerous federal statutes and developed a distinct reputation among members and their respective staffs for his advice and work. Highlights include his work on various provisions in two Farm Bills and the 1999 Hurricane Floyd disaster recovery legislation. However, he is most commonly noted for leadership and role as a senior staffer in crafting and securing passage of the tobacco quota buyout, which was of critical importance to eastern North Carolina and the newly formed 7th Congressional district in particular.
After a run for commissioner of agriculture in 2000 and in between two stints of service with U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, David also served as assistant to the dean and director of commodity relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, working with numerous constituencies as well as across the various disciplines within to promote and advance the mission of the College.
David is a graduate of NC State University where he earned three degrees in Agriculture Business Management, Agricultural Economics, and Chemistry. He is also a graduate of the Fund for American Studies’ Institutes on Business and Government Affairs and American Economic and Political Systems. He has earned numerous awards for his service to North Carolina agriculture and the green industry, including his induction by NC State University as a Tobacco Great and as a recipient of the President’s Award from both the NC Turfgrass Council and the NC Farm Bureau among others.
David resides in the McGee’s Crossroads community in Johnston County just several miles from where his mother was raised on the family farm, and where he worked every summer from the time he was ten years old through his sophomore year at NC State. A candidate for the newly formed 7th Congressional district, David is currently serving in his second term in the North Carolina Senate, representing Johnston County and Wayne County.