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Service to others has been the hallmark of Joe McLaughlin’s life. During his military career, his second career as a financial advisor and his service as a county commissioner, Joe has always put others above self. As your state representative, Joe will work to ensure the People’s voice will be heard in Raleigh and that government  is effective and accountable.

Joe McLaughlin is a retired Army Infantry officer whose first troop assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.  His military career included a wide variety of command and staff positions as well as service in the Pentagon. 

Since his retirement from the military, Joe has served as a financial advisor and principal for a financial planning firm that has helped tens of thousands of North Carolina families for over 50 years.  He knows well the financial needs of families and how they can work to reach their goals.  

As an Onslow County Commissioner, Joe supported thousands of Marines and Sailors aboard Camp Lejeune and kept Onslow one of the lowest tax counties in the state. His Board of Commissioners was recognized as the best in the state  for outstanding support of the county school system. Joe has been married to the former Sherrill Ann Baucom of Charlotte for over 35 years. Sherrill is a registered nurse and provides patient care at Onslow Memorial Hospital. They have three grown children, Matt, Colleen and Caitlin.  They have a divided house with  their son an NC state grad and their daughters Chapel Hill grads!

McLaughlin’s professional licenses include life, health, long term care and property & casualty insurance and a number of investment and securities qualifications.  He has earned the prestigious Certified Financial Planner (CFP)® designation. Joe McLaughlin is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (BS), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS), and the US Army Command & General Staff College.  His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Master Parachutist jump wings and the coveted Ranger tab.

United By A Common Goal


North Carolina House District 14, entirely within Onslow County, is home to thousands of active duty and retired military and their family members. As a veteran, Joe will work tirelessly to ensure our military can train to answer their nation’s call, their families have access to quality education and their neighborhoods are safe. As a small business owner, Joe knows the importance of keeping the cost of business low.  As a legislator, Joe will support the conservative principals that have made the Great North State the envy of the country.

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