Joe Sam Queen
|Joe Sam Queen|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 119|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|North Carolina State Senate District 47|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University|
|Master's||North Carolina State University|
|Birthday||August 18, 1950|
Queen was a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 47. He joined the North Carolina State Senate in 2002 and served in that position until 2011, representing the 47th district.
He earned his BA and MA in Architecture from North Carolina State University in 1972 and 1974, respectively. Queen is currently a Farmer, Property Manager, and Architect.
Joe Sam Queen supports green energy, but opposes building wind farms in his district.
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 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 not opposed 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|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Queen collected $540,740 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|North Carolina Democratic Party||$348,053|
|Citizens for Higher Education||$8,000|
|Heath Shuler for Congress||$4,000|
Queen and his wife Kate have two children.
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- Stories planned for the Friday, May 17, 2013, Herald-Whig - Quincy Herald Whig
- Theater - New York Times
- Emotional day of testimony in Arias trial - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather ... - WECT-TV6
- New movies this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters - MyrtleBeachOnline.com
- Richmond basketball star goes global, aims for Big East success - Richmond Confidential
- Joe Scarborough Blows Up At David Axelrod Over AP (VIDEO) - Huffington Post - Huffington Post
- Maja's picks for family entertainment May 17 and beyond - Pioneer Press (blog)
- Local environmental controls likely to be whittled down by regulatory reform bill - Mountain Xpress
- Idaho spud giant bets on biotech potatoes - WIS
- 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' to kick off fall season - New York Post
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- Official North Carolina State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Senator Queen State Surge
- Senator Queen's facebook
- ↑ Carolina Journal, "Joe Sam Queen running against the wind in Senate 47," October 7, 2010
- ↑ North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 5, 2012
- ↑ North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed June 22, 2012
- ↑ General Election Results
- ↑ 2010 North Carolina Primary Election Results
- ↑ 2008 election results, North Carolina Senate
- ↑ North Carolina Senate spending, 2008
- ↑ 2008 contributions
|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|