Candidate Profile
Josh Stein

Democrat , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Josh Stein
Party
Democrat
Race
Attorney General
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business NC, 2012:  80%
Grass Roots North Carolina, 2020:  69%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  10%

53%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters NC, 2013:  84% (cum.)

84%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

13
Brady PAC, End Citizens United, Equality North Carolina, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence, *Let America Vote, North Carolina AFL-CIO and 7 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Gov. Roy Cooper, AFL-CIO, Equality NC, Raleigh-Wake Citizens Alliance, Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, Sierra Club/NC League of Conservation Voters

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Ernest Koury (2020), Jon Bruning (2019), Rich Crandall (2016)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
Angela Bryant (2008), Barack Obama (2013), Democratic Women's Groups (2016), Doug Berger (2012), Ervin Portman (2012), Eugene McLaurin (2012) and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
56
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2016), Angela Bryant (2016), Beth Bernstein (2016), Clark Jenkins (2019), Daniel Clodfelter (2016), David Frockt (2018) and 50 more

Summary

97%

LIBERAL

3%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, North Carolina should repeal its law allowing abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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State, sheriff and local law enforcement agencies should be required to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) Program to enhance the safety and security of their communities to identify and detain aliens.

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Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

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Parents should have the right to know what schools are teaching their children about sex and LGBT issues and should have the right to opt their children out of any instruction to which they object.

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

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2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

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Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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Background

Education
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, JD, 1995
  • Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, MPP, 1995
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, BA, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • NC Attorney General, Held 2017-present
  • NC State Senator, Held 2009-2016
 

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