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Paul Stam

Office District Status
H. Minority Leader N.C. House 37 Incumbent
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Republican 2002 2010
Level of Government  
N.C. House  
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
September 5, 1950 Princeton, NJ Apex, NC

Synopsis

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. 

Endorsements

National Federation of Independent Business, N.C. Police Benevolent Association, N.C. Right to Life

Biography

Marital Status
Married
Spouse
Dottie
Children
Son, Nathan; daughter, Jana
Biography to come.

Occupation

Attorney
Stam, Fordham & Danchi, P.A.






Community Involvement:
Member of Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina Chambers of Commerce; Member of Apex Baptist Church

Contact Info

Email: Pauls@ncleg.net

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 613, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-733-2962




Education

bachelor of science
Michigan State University
Graduated: 1972
juris doctorate
UNC-Chapel Hill
Graduated: 1975


Military

Years of service:
1968-1970
Branch:
Marine

Issues

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?



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