|Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 3|
|North Carolina State Senate, District 40|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2009|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||South Carolina State University|
|Master's||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina A & T State University and Appalachian State University|
|Ph.D.||University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
Waddell is a graduate of South Carolina State University, and holds a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina A & T State University and Appalachian State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has served on more than 15 boards and community organizations, many serving children, in appointed and elected capacities. Waddell has three decades of experience in education, including 21 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a teacher and administrator.
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Joyce Waddell defeated Nasif Majeed, Matt Newton, Ty Turner and Morris McAdoo in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Waddell ran unopposed for the District 3 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013.
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 3, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Joyce Waddell Incumbent||98.9%||11,136|
|Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013|
Waddell reported $500.00 in contributions but no expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, which left her campaign with $500.00 on hand.
Waddell did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, 4-year term, District 1, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Hans Peter Plotsender||4.2%||669|
|Nonpartisan||James Ross II||9.6%||1,539|
|Nonpartisan||W.L. (Pop) Woodward||9.7%||1,563|
|Source: "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections," "Municipal Election November 3, 2009," accessed September 11, 2013|
What was at stake?
Waddell's District 3 seat was at stake as well as the financial security of the district. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced budget difficulties in recent years and the board had recently developed a school bond plan to reopen and expand current schools after closing some in 2010.
About the district
The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.6%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Mecklenburg County (40.4%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Mecklenburg County is $55,994 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.
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- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)
- North Carolina State Senate
- Senate Committees
- North Carolina General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- North Carolina state legislative districts
- Profile from the North Carolina State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Website
- Mecklenburg County
- Public Schools of North Carolina
- Joyce Waddell on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- "CMS Board of Education," "Joyce Waddell," accessed September 12, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections," "Mecklenburg County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Orange County," accessed September 5, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013
Malcolm Graham (D)
|North Carolina State Senate District 40
January 1, 2015-present
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