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Joe Hackney's Biography
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Wife: Betsy; 2 Children: Dan, Will
Attended, North Carolina State University
JD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Law School, 1970
AB, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1967
Member, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, 1992-2012
Minority Leader, North Carolina State House, 2011-2012
Representative, North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1980-2012
Speaker, North Carolina State House, 2006-2010
Majority Leader, North Carolina State House, 2005-2006
Delegate, National Democratic Convention, 2004
Democratic Leader, North Carolina State House, 2003-2004
Speaker Pro Tempore, North Carolina State House, 1999-2002
Campaign Manager, Ike Andrews Congressional Primary Campaign, 1974
Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2001-present
Former Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
Chair, Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2000-2001
Vice-Chair, Assembly on Federal Issues, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1998-1999
Partner, Epting and Hackney Law Firm, 1974-present
Beef Cattle Farmer
Assistant District Attorney, Orange and Chatham Counties, 1971-1974
Research Assistant/Law Clerk, Associate Justice Frank Huskins, 1970-1971
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
President, National Conference of State Legislators, 2007-present
Former President, Orange County Bar Association
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