Joe Hackney

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Joe Hackney
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 54
Retired
In office
1981 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1980
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPartner, Epting and Hackney Law Firm
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Hackney (b. September 23, 1945) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 54 from 1981-2013. He served as Speaker of the House, and was Majority Leader from 2005 to 2006; Democratic Leader from 2003 to 2004; and Speaker Pro Tempore from 1999 to 2002. He also served as Minority Leader.

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.

On February 3, 2012, Hackney announced he would not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Policy positions

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.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee C

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

He did not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 54 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hackney (D) 18,048 57.45%
Cathy Wright (R) 13,368 42.55%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hackney won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[4] $930,801 was raised for this campaign.[5] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hackney (D) 31,212

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hackney was up for re-election, he collected $1,216,426 in donations.[6]

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
AT&T$12,000
Mills Sr, Fred G$8,000
Goodmon, Barbara L$8,000
Equality North Carolina$8,000
Total Raised in 2010 $1,216,426

2008

In 2008, Hackney collected $930,801 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
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
PROGRESS ENERGY $8,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 54
1981–2013
Succeeded by
Deb McManus (D)