Joe Sam Queen
|Joe Sam Queen|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 119|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|North Carolina State Senate District 47|
|High school||Tuscola High School, 1968|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University, 1972|
|Master's||North Carolina State University, 1974|
|Birthday||August 18, 1950|
Queen served in the North Carolina State Senate from 2003 to 2011.
Queen earned his B.A. and M.A. in Architecture from North Carolina State University. His professional experience includes working as an architect.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Queen served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs|
While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Queen served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources|
|• Appropriations/Base Budget|
|• Education/Higher Education|
|• Health Care|
|• Judiciary II|
|• Pensions & Retirement & Aging|
|• State and Local Government|
Queen's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "We must pursue a vision for strong, dynamic, and broad-based economy, well-stocked with locally-owned, locally grown enterprises."
- Excerpt: "To have a bright future, we must renew our historic commitment to be second to none in educational opportunity."
- Excerpt: "I support investments in programs that promote healthy lifestyles, from infancy to old age."
Joe Sam Queen supports green energy, but opposes building wind farms in his district.
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Joe Sam Queen was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mike Clampitt defeated Aaron Littlefield and Dodie Allen in the Republican primary. Queen and Clampitt will face off in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 Republican Primary, 2014|
Queen ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 119. He defeated Danny E. Davis in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. Queen defeated Mike Clampitt (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joe Sam Queen||51.7%||16,679|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 119 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joe Sam Queen||50.1%||4,993|
|Danny E. Davis||49.9%||4,975|
Queen was unopposed in the primary on May 4, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Queen was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Keith Presnell (R). Queen raised $726,325 for his campaign, while Presnell raised $111,870.
|North Carolina Senate, District 47 (2008)|
|Joe Sam Queen (D)||41,736|
|Keith Presnell (R)||36,144|
Comprehensive donor information for Queen is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Queen raised a total of $3,255,181 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 4, 2013.
|Joe Sam Queen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 119||$128,871|
|2010||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$743,697|
|2008||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$540,740|
|2006||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$659,163|
|2004||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$699,593|
|2002||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$483,117|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,255,181|
2012Queen won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Queen raised a total of $128,871.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Sam Queen's campaign in 2012|
|Queen, Joe Sam||$76,534|
|North Carolina Democratic Party||$27,059|
|Lappas Jr, Theodore||$2,000|
|Okeefe, Brenda S||$1,500|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$128,871|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.
- North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Environment North Carolina: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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Queen and his wife, Kate, have two children.
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- North Carolina House of Representatives
- House Committees
- North Carolina General Assembly
- North Carolina state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the North Carolina House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Joe Sam Queen on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Senator Queen State Surge
- Official campaign website, "Biography," accessed April 22, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 22, 2014
- Carolina Journal, "Joe Sam Queen running against the wind in Senate 47," October 7, 2010
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- 2008 election results, North Carolina Senate
- Follow the Money, "North Carolina Senate spending, 2008," accessed August 14, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Queen, Joe Sam," accessed September 4, 2013
|North Carolina State Senate District 47
| Succeeded by|
Ralph E. Hise, Jr. (R)
Robert Phillip Haire (D)
|North Carolina State Senate District 119
| Succeeded by|