|North Carolina House of Representatives District 54|
|1981 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Profession||Partner, Epting and Hackney Law Firm|
Hackney received his law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School in 1970. He is an attorney and farmer. He and his wife, Betsy, have two children, Dan and Will.
Balanced budget requirement
It's possible the state is violating North Carolina's constitutional requirement for a balanced budget. The discrepancy boils down to accounting.
State budget writers work on a cash basis, but accounting rules encourage budget writers to work on an accrual basis. Accrual accounting would require budget writers to account for the promises they've made to state workers.
A change would immediately highlight a $28 billion shortfall in the retiree health benefits promised to state workers.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hackney served on the following committees:
- Ethics Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Chair
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Judiciary Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee C
He did not seek re-election in 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Hackney won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Cathy Wright (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 54 (2010)|
|Joe Hackney (D)||18,048||57.45%|
|Cathy Wright (R)||13,368||42.55%|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54|
|Joe Hackney (D)||31,212|
In 2010, a year in which Hackney was up for re-election, he collected $1,216,426 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Hackney's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus||$27,556|
|Mills Sr, Fred G||$8,000|
|Goodmon, Barbara L||$8,000|
|Equality North Carolina||$8,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,216,426|
In 2008, Hackney collected $930,801 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|BANK OF AMERICA||$8,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU||$8,000|
|CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION||$8,000|
|EQUALITY NORTH CAROLINA||$8,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY||$8,000|
|BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA||$8,000|
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Representative Hackney's facebook
- Raleigh News & Observer, "Exodus from legislature grows," February 3, 2012
- State Budget Leaves $28 Billion Hole
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official North Carolina General Election Results- November 2, 2010," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
|North Carolina House - District 54
| Succeeded by|
Deb McManus (D)
State of North Carolina
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