Paul Stam

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Paul Stam
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State House Majority Leader
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1968-1970
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul Stam (b. September 5, 1950) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Stam served as Majority Leader from 2011 to 2012. He currently serves as State House Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Stam earned his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1972 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1975. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Stam, Fordham & Denchi Law Firm from 1976 to 2006. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Elections
Finance, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stam served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stam served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Paul Stam was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stam ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Jason Ora Wunsch (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Stam Incumbent 57% 24,942
     Democratic Jason Ora Wunsch 43% 18,809
Total Votes 43,751

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Stam won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Debera McHenry (D) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Stam (R) 24,937 64.00%
Debra McHenry (D) 14,028 36.00%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stam won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[7] $194,429 was raised for this campaign.[8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Stam (R) 32,172
Ed Ridpath (D) 27,503

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stam is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Stam raised a total of $817,660 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Paul Stam's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $200,510
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $276,755
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $194,429
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $71,820
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $36,385
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 Won $37,761
Grand Total Raised $817,660

2012

Stam won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stam raised a total of $200,510.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Stam's campaign in 2012
Nationwide$6,000
Everette Jr, Royce E$5,000
North Carolina Home Builders Association$5,000
North Carolina Republican Party$4,950
John Deere & Co$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$200,510
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stam won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stam raised a total of $276,755.

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

Stam and his wife, Dottie, have two children. They currently reside in Apex, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 37
2003–present
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