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Josh Stein's Biography


Full Name:

Joshua 'Josh' Harold Stein




Wife: Anna; 3 Children: Sam, Adam, Leah

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Washington, DC

Home City:

Raleigh, NC



JD, Harvard University, 1991-1995

MPP, Law and Public Policy, Harvard University, 1991-1995

BA, History, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988

Attorney General, State of North Carolina, 2017-present

Candidate, Attorney General, State of North Carolina, 2016, 2020

Senator, North Carolina State Senate, District 16, 2009-2016

Minority Whip, North Carolina State Senate, 2011-2016

Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood Limited Liability Partnership, 2012-2016

Adjunct Faculty, Campbell University School of Law, 2009-2011

Senior Deputy Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice, 2001-2009

Legal Counsel/Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator John Edwards, 1999-2000

Campaign Manager, John Edwards for United States Senate Campaign, 1997-1998

Development Director, North Carolina Minority Credit Union Support Center, 1995-1997

Real Estate Project Manager, Self-Help Credit Union, 1995-1997

Employee, Culbreth Park Affordable Housing Project, 1990-1991

Teacher, Danhiko High School, Zimbabwe, 1988-1990

Member, Board, Truth Initiative, present

Member, Temple Beth Or, present

Former Member, Advisory Board, Triangle Family Services

Former Member, Board, Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Former Co-Chair, Interact Capital Campaign

Member, Y Guides


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored Josh with its 2015 Legislator of the Year award
Equality NC selected Josh as the inaugural 2013 Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association named Josh its "2009 Legislator of the Year"
The AARP of North Carolina named Josh "Legislator of the Year"
The Metro Mayors' Association- "Legislative Award"
Wake Up Wake County-"Legislative Leadership Award"
The Sierra Club honored Josh as an "Environmental Champion"
The League of Conservation Voters presented Josh its 2010 "Rising Star, Green Tie Award."
The NC Justice Center honored Josh as the 2011 "Defender of Justice"