Ken Waddell

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Ken Waddell
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 46
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
Master'sNorth Carolina State University
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Waddell is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Waddell earned his B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 1975 and his Master's degree in Agriculture Education from North Carolina State University in 1985. Waddell is a farmer and retired educator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Waddell served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Commerce and Job Development
Finance
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
State Personnel

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Ken Waddell was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brenden Jones was unopposed in the Republican primary. Waddell defeated Jones in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Waddell Incumbent 53.4% 11,551
     Republican Brenden Jones 46.6% 10,073
Total Votes 21,624

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Waddell ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 46. He defeated Al Leonard, Jr. in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012 and defeated incumbent Gaston Pridgen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Waddell 54.1% 18,160
     Republican Gaston Pridgen Incumbent 45.9% 15,431
Total Votes 33,591
North Carolina House of Representatives District 46 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Waddell 54.7% 7,083
Al Leonard, Jr. 45.3% 5,863
Total Votes 12,946

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Waddell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Waddell raised a total of $105,316 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Ken Waddell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46 Won $105,316
Grand Total Raised $105,316

2012

Waddell won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Waddell raised a total of $105,316.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Waddell's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Democratic Party$23,278
Waddell, Kenneth N$18,000
Rector Jr, Fax$4,500
Edwards, Abigail Sims$2,000
Soles Jr, R C$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$105,316
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

Personal

Waddell and his wife, Susan, have two children. They currently reside in Chadbourn, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gaston Pridgen (R)
North Carolina House - District 46
2013–present
Succeeded by
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