Joe John

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Representative
Joe John
Joe John NC.jpg
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 40th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byMarilyn Avila
Personal details
Born
Joseph Robert John Sr.

(1939-10-13) October 13, 1939 (age 82)
East Chicago, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Evelyn
Children3
Residence(s)Raleigh, North Carolina
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, MA, JD)
Occupationjudge, lawyer
WebsiteOfficial website

Joseph Robert John, Sr. (born October 13, 1939) is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, serving since 2017. He is a former judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.[1] He served on that court from 1992 until 2000. Previously, he had been a state superior court and state district court judge, based in Greensboro. He had also been a prosecutor and practiced at the firm of Pell, Pell, Weston & John.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Judge John was named interim director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation crime lab by N.C. Attorney General Roy A. Cooper.[2] He was named to the post on a permanent basis in 2011.[3] John retired in 2014.

He was elected as a Democrat to the North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40, in 2016, defeating incumbent Rep. Marilyn Avila.[4][5][6] In 2018, John was re-elected to a second term after defeating Avila in a rematch. John won a third term in 2020, defeating Republican challenger Gerald Falzon.

During his time in office, Joe John has focused on fully funding North Carolina schools, eliminating partisan gerrymandering, and fighting against what he calls the "War on an Independent Judiciary".

Electoral history[edit]

2020[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 40th district general election, 2020[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe John (incumbent) 31,837 56.47%
Republican Gerald Falzon 24,545 43.53%
Total votes 56,382 100%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 40th district general election, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe John (incumbent) 24,193 51.24%
Republican Marilyn Avila 21,256 45.02%
Libertarian David Ulmer 1,767 3.74%
Total votes 47,216 100%
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 40th district general election, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe John 23,786 50.41%
Republican Marilyn Avila (incumbent) 23,402 49.59%
Total votes 47,188 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

Committee Assignments[edit]

[10]

2021-2022 Session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Justice and Public Safety
  • Judiciary II
  • Families, Children, and Aging Policy
  • Transportation

2019-2020 Session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Justice and Public Safety
  • Judiciary
  • Families, Children, and Aging Policy
  • Transportation

2017-2018 Session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Justice and Public Safety
  • Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary II
  • State and Local Government II

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Carolina manual
  2. ^ Greensboro News-Record: Former Greensboro judge named interim director of SBI crime lab
  3. ^ News & Observer: SBI lab upgrades its temporary leader
  4. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
  5. ^ News & Observer: Former Appeals Court judge runs for NC House
  6. ^ WRAL.com
  7. ^ [1] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  8. ^ [2] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  9. ^ [3] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  10. ^ "Joe John". Retrieved 2022-01-15.

External links[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 40th district
2017-Present
Incumbent