SHELBY — Attorney General Josh Stein attended a fundraiser dinner in Shelby last week. A dynamic speaker, determined activist on the war against opioid addiction, a inspiring community builder and the State’s attorney general protecting NC rights, Josh continues to put the people of North Carolina first.
Between 2001 and 2008, Josh served as Senior Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection where he worked to ensure that big corporations played by the rules and treated people fairly.
Between 2009 and 2016, Josh served in the state Senate and was a champion for public education, clean energy and public safety. He served on a number of committees, including the Judiciary I committee of which he was a member throughout his time in the Senate.
Josh taught high school English and economics in Zimbabwe for two years after graduating from Dartmouth College.
After earning his law and public policy degrees from Harvard University, Josh worked with the Self-Help Credit Union, transforming abandoned drug houses in Durham into affordable single-family homes, and the North Carolina Minority Support Center, raising capital to invest in small businesses across North Carolina.
Josh also worked as legal counsel in the United States Senate for a couple of years.
As a lawyer with the law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood, Josh represented the Monitor of the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement to ensure that the nation’s biggest banks live up to the terms of the Settlement and treat their home loan customers fairly.
JOSH’S COMMUNITY SERVICE
For three years, Josh co-chaired the capital campaign for Interact, Wake County’s domestic violence organization.
He helped Interact raise $5 million to move into a wonderful facility that has enabled the organization to become a national model in protecting women and children from abuse.
For his efforts, Interact awarded Josh its volunteer of the year for 2008 and the Mutual of America Foundation presented Josh an award in 2010.
Josh currently serves on the Advisory Board of Triangle Family Services, an organization dedicated to building healthy and secure families, and recently stepped down from the Board of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, which strengthens an important, regional economic engine.
Josh and his wife Anna have been married for more than 20 years and they have three children – Sam, Adam, and Leah. He and Anna both attended North Carolina public schools, and so do their kids.
Now take time to enjoy some real western NC barbecue.
Background material is from Attorney General Josh Stein’s website.