|H. Minority Leader||N.C. House 37||Incumbent|
|Party||In Office Since||Term Ends|
|Level of Government|
|Date of Birth||Birthplace||Now Lives In|
|September 5, 1950||Princeton, NJ||Apex, NC|
A former Marine, Stam was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1988. He lost a re-election campaign and bids for the state Senate and the N.C. Court of Appeals. In 2002, he won a comeback attempt and has served since, representing southern Wake County. In 2006, he joined a lawsuit by the N.C. Institute of Constitutional Law that sought to overturn the state lottery. In December, he became House minority leader. He is one of the primary sponsors of a bill that would let doctors preside at executions and he co-sponsored a bill that would let voters declare same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
National Federation of Independent Business, N.C. Police Benevolent Association, N.C. Right to Life
Son, Nathan; daughter, Jana
Stam, Fordham & Danchi, P.A.
Member of Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina Chambers of Commerce; Member of Apex Baptist Church
|N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 613, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
|bachelor of science
Michigan State University
|Years of service:
Name one way you would change government.
Use multi-year budgeting to allow more steady spending. The majority party budgets to spend almost all of the taxes it can forecast. When these forecasts inevitably sour, they are stuck with painful cuts. The last four years have seen an increase in spending of 32 percent — double the rate of population plus inflation. We need men and women who restrain themselves on spending, even for worthy causes, during good years, so that reserves will be available later. This will allow us to stop nonvoted debt, which costs more and lacks accountability. Borrow only with voter approval.
What is the most pressing problem affecting the function of district court?