Josh Stein

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Josh Stein
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North Carolina State Senate District 16
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
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
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sHarvard University (1995)
J.D.Harvard University (1995)
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1966
Place of birthWashington, DC
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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.


Stein earned his B.A. in History from Dartmouth College. He went on to receive 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


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

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


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Stein ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8. He was unchallenged in the November 6, 2012 general election.[1]

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


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.[2]

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 not opposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Stein was elected to the 16th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting John M. Alexander, Jr. (R). [4] Stein raised $544,134 for his campaign, while Alexander raised $222,380. [5]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Stein collected $351,306 in donations.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Josh Stein's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Democratic Party$64,770
David Cohen$8,000
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$8,000
Bardyl Tirana$6,500
Gerda Stein$6,000
Total Raised in 2010 $351,306


In 2008, Stein collected $544,134 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $63,698
Joshua Stein $54,365
Anna Stein $12,143
Adam Stein $12,000
Gerda Stein $12,000


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

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