As a sixth-generation citizen of the mountains, Joe Sam Queen has given back to his community as an architect, farmer, businessman, and square-dance caller. Equipped with a deep knowledge of his community and experience in the state legislature, we need Joe Sam’s voice more than ever.
- Director of the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival for 46 years
- Invested in his community as the architect for multiple local buildings, teacher at a Sunday school for over 20 years and youth soccer coach
- Dedicated to creating a broad-based and small-owned local economy in western North Carolina