RALEIGH, N.C. – Civitas Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul “Skip” Stam to its board of directors. Stam has practiced law for the past 43 years, focusing on state constitutional law, as well as real estate transactions and litigation. He completed 16 years of service in the North Carolina House of Representatives, spending the last 10 years of that time as Republican leader for that chamber, followed by a term as Speaker Pro Tem.
“Skip brings a strong understanding of North Carolina public policy, law and our constitution with his 13 years of service in the North Carolina General Assembly and distinguished law practice,” said Civitas Chairman Art Pope. “He truly believes in making North Carolina a freer and more prosperous state and his years of public service speak to that. We’re pleased to have him join the board of the Civitas Institute. His legal and policy expertise will provide additional critical guidance as Civitas enters its 15th year.”
Budget, education, pro-life protections, and regulatory reforms were hallmarks of his leadership in the state House. His tenure also saw a historic overhaul of the state’s tax code, which has produced significant results for North Carolina’s economy and improved the state’s standing in national business rankings.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Skip and his wife, Dottie, have two children and nine grandchildren. They reside in Apex, North Carolina.