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
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 currently serves as Majority Leader.

Biography

Stam earned his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1972. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1975. Stam was an attorney with Stam, Fordham & Denchi Law Firm from 1976 to 2006. He was 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

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.[1]

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.[2]

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

On November 4, 2008, Stam won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[3] $194,429 was raised for this campaign.[4]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Stam was up for re-election, he collected $276,755 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Stam's campaign in 2010
Stam, Paul$10,000
Nationwide$8,000
North Carolina Association Of Realtors$8,000
Duke Energy$7,000
North Carolina Farm Bureau$7,000
Total Raised in 2010 $276,755

2008

In 2008, Stam collected $194,429 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY $17,750
NATIONWIDE $8,000
NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION $8,000
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $8,000
JOHN DEERE & CO $6,000
NORTH CAROLINA PORK COUNCIL $4,500

Personal

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

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2003–present
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