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Josh Stein
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North Carolina State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sHarvard University (1995)
J.D.Harvard University (1995)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1966
Place of birthWashington, DC
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joshua "Josh" Stein (b. September 13, 1966) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Minority Whip.

Biography

Stein earned his B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and his J.D. and M.P.P. in Law and Public Policy from Harvard University in 1995. Stein worked as a campaign manager and deputy chief of staff for Senator John Edwards from 1997 to 2000. He has also worked as a teacher, real estate project manager and development director.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stein served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Finance
Health Care
Judiciary II
Rules and Operations of the Senate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stein served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stein served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Stein's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "I know that no matter where you live, a quality education is key to a better a future. The budget cuts of recent years have exacted a toll on our schools. We must raise teacher pay to the national average, enhance the effectiveness of teachers through greater use of technology, evaluation, and mentoring, and reduce class size."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "This growth is placing an intense stress on our institutions and infrastructure – our schools, our roads, our water and sewer, our social services and open space. It also contributes to long-term environmental challenges, such as worsening air and water quality."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "As a nation, we spend more per capita on health care than any other nation in the world, yet our rankings in health outcomes are often at the bottom of the list of industrialized nations. Health care inflation also consistently outstrips general inflation. This trend is simply not sustainable, making clear that we need dramatic changes to how health care is delivered in our nation."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "North Carolina’s economy remains sluggish in the wake of the Great Recession. Getting people back to work is a top priority. The recipe for economic success in North Carolina is what it always has been – education, infrastructure, and innovation. Our community colleges and universities are the best engines for economic development we have here in North Carolina, and we cannot allow the General Assembly to degrade them. "

Safety

  • Excerpt: "Our communities must be safe. We cannot live our lives to the fullest if we are not secure. It is imperative that we protect our kids at school and that we prevent crime by catching criminals through use of their DNA so they cannot commit more crimes, by banning Internet sweepstakes casinos and video poker, and by reducing the number of convicts who commit future crimes."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Josh Stein was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Molotov Mitchell was unopposed in the Republican primary. Stein and Mitchell will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Stein ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8. He was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Stein Incumbent 100% 69,405
Total Votes 69,405

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Stein won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 16, defeating John Beezley (R) and Stephanie Watson (L) in the November 2 general election.[5]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joshua Stein (D) 32,248 54.89%
Michael Bezley (R) 24,466 41.64%
Stephanie Watson (L) 2,040 3.47%

Stein was unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Stein was elected to the 16th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting John M. Alexander, Jr. (R).[7] Stein raised $544,134 for his campaign, while Alexander raised $222,380.[8]

North Carolina Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joshua Stein (D) 58,357
John M. Alexander, Jr. (R) 37,586

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stein is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stein raised a total of $1,318,687 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[9]

Josh Stein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 16 Won $423,247
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 16 Won $351,306
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 16 Won $544,134
Grand Total Raised $1,318,687

2012

Stein won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $423,247.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Josh Stein's campaign in 2012
Nationwide$8,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$8,000
Bernstein, Ronald J$8,000
Gardner, J$8,000
Stein, Gerda S$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$423,247
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stein won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $351,306.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Stein and his wife, Anna, have three children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 16
2009–present
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