|North Carolina State Senate, District 40|
|January 1, 2015 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|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|
She formerly served as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. She was first elected to the chamber in 2009 and won re-election to the District 3 seat in a general election on November 5, 2013. She resigned from the board in January 2014 after being elected to the North Carolina State Senate.
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Waddell served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Appropriations on Education/Higher Education|
|• Pensions & Retirement & Aging|
|• State and Local Government|
|• Workforce and Economic Development|
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, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Joyce Waddell Incumbent||98.9%||11,136|
|Source: Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, "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, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||W.L. (Pop) Woodward||9.7%||1,563|
|Nonpartisan||James Ross II||9.6%||1,539|
|Nonpartisan||Hans Peter Plotsender||4.2%||669|
|Source: Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, "Municipal Election November 3, 2009," accessed September 11, 2013|
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- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, "Jones chosen for District 3 seat on Board of Education," February 10, 2015
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, "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
Malcolm Graham (D)
|North Carolina State Senate District 40
January 1, 2015-present
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