Joyce Waddell

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Joyce Waddell
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North Carolina State Senate, District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Carolina State University
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina A & T State University and Appalachian State University
Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joyce Waddell is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

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.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

Committee assignments

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
Commerce
Finance
Insurance
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
State and Local Government
Workforce and Economic Development

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

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.[3][4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Waddell 41.9% 3,244
Nasif Majeed 27.9% 2,163
Matt Newton 13.4% 1,036
Morris McAdoo 10.5% 817
Ty Turner 6.3% 488
Total Votes 7,748

2013

See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Waddell ran unopposed for the District 3 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013.

Results

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Waddell Incumbent 98.9% 11,136
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.1% 127
Total Votes 11,263
Source: Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013

Funding

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.[5]

Endorsements

Waddell did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

2009

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Waddell 33% 5,304
     Nonpartisan Nicole Hudson 19.8% 3,187
     Nonpartisan Vivian Mitchell 12.7% 2,045
     Nonpartisan W.L. (Pop) Woodward 9.7% 1,563
     Nonpartisan James Ross II 9.6% 1,539
     Nonpartisan Aaron Pomis 7.2% 1,165
     Nonpartisan Hans Peter Plotsender 4.2% 669
     Nonpartisan Joel Levy 3.6% 586
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 35
Total Votes 16,093
Source: Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, "Municipal Election November 3, 2009," accessed September 11, 2013

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Political offices
Preceded by
Malcolm Graham (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 40
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by
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