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Morris McAdoo

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Morris McAdoo
Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives District 64
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWalter M. Williams High School
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina Central University
J.D.Widener University School of Law
Campaign website
Morris McAdoo was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 40 of the North Carolina State Senate.


McAdoo earned his B.A. in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University, Durham, and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in 2005. His professional experience includes working as a benefits administrator for four accounting firms, as a prosecutor in Forsyth County and currently practices with a nonprofit civil rights firm, serving persons with disabilities.[1]


Campaign themes


McAdoo's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "A major part in the quality of our children’s education is the need for dedicated teachers. It is difficult to see any dedication with legislation enacted that eliminates teacher’s tenure, terminates supplement for advanced degrees and continues a pay rate that is ranked 46th in the country. A stronger education system in North Carolina demands greater support for our dedicated teachers."
  • Excerpt: "It is clear that in order for North Carolina to continue to be competitive, we must be serious in addressing our present needs in education to prepare our current and future workers for tomorrow. Our legislature should be determined to see that our greatest investments and resources should go to our future, our children."

Jobs and the economy

  • Excerpt: "The General Assembly must understand that compassion for North Carolina families are detrimental in a shrinking labor market. Only when we effectively use our resources to effectively address job growth while recognizing the immediate needs of our citizens until our job market improves, will we see a brighter day for North Carolina families."

Open government

  • Excerpt: "The fundamentals of true democracy requires the continued participation of the people. Despicable practices that we have seen in past, such as late night sessions and votes taken without proper public notice to allow North Carolinians the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights, are a threat to the principles of democracy that make our Country a leader for freedoms of all. With your support we will ensure your rights and freedoms guaranteed under the United States Constitution."



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


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McAdoo ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 64. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. McAdoo was defeated by Dennis Riddell in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Riddell 59% 18,296
     Democratic Morris McAdoo 41% 12,721
Total Votes 31,017


McAdoo and his wife, Nia, have one child.[7]

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