BORN: Sept. 23, 1945, in Siler City
FAMILY: Wife, Betsy. They have two sons.
EDUCATION: Attended N.C. State University, 1963-64; bachelor's in political science, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1967; law degree, UNC-CH, 1970.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Baptist
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OCCUPATION: Lawyer specializing in family law, partner in Epting & Hackney law firm; farmer; legislator
INTERESTS: Hiking, beef cattle and hay, genealogy, computers, college basketball, travel, skiing
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Serving 13th consecutive two-year term in state House, representing Orange, Chatham and Moore counties. House majority leader.
WEB SITE: www.joehackney.com