|North Carolina House of Representatives District 46|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University|
|Master's||North Carolina State University|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Waddell served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Job Development|
|• Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs|
|• State Personnel|
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held 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 and Jones will face off in the general election.
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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gaston Pridgen Incumbent||45.9%||15,431|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 46 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Al Leonard, Jr.||45.3%||5,863|
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.
|Ken Waddell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46||$105,316|
|Grand Total Raised||$105,316|
2012Waddell 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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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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- N.C. Values Coalition: 2014 Pro-family Scorecard
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- North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare: 2014 Legislative Report Cards
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Waddell and his wife, Susan, have two children. They currently reside in Chadbourn, North Carolina.
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- 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
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Waddell, Kenneth," accessed August 30, 2013
Gaston Pridgen (R)
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