Josh Stein was elected attorney general on Nov. 8, 2016 and sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2017.
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 has been a member throughout his time in the Senate.
Between 2001 and 2008, Josh served as senior deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the North Carolina Department of Justice where he worked to ensure that big corporations played by the rules and treated people fairly.
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 U.S. 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 and his wife Anna have three children – Sam, Adam, and Leah.