Lorinzo Joyner

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Loinzo Joyner
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North Carolina Utilities Commissioner
Former officeholder
In office
January 1, 2001 - 2011
High schoolWest Ansonville High School
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A&T State University
J.D.University of North Carolina School of Law
Place of birthWadesboro, North Carolina
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Lorinzo Joyner is a former member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. She was first appointed to the commission on January 22, 2001, to a term that expired on June 30, 2009, by then-Governor Mike Easley. She was re-appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue on July 2, 2009 to a term that was set to expire on June 30, 2017, but she retired from the commission at the end of 2011.[1]


Joyner was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She attended public schools and graduated from West Ansonville High School. After high school, she earned a B.A. in English education from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, and went on to teach high school English in the Greensboro and Durham county public schools. In 1978, she left teaching to pursue a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

For Joyner, law school lead her to a career in public service. She served as an assistant appellate defender for two years, and became a staff attorney for the public staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission in 1983. She later worked as a special deputy attorney general and as the head of the insurance section of the state attorney general's office.[2]


  • West Ansonville High School
  • B.A., English education, North Carolina A&T State University
  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law


Joyner is a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church. She and her husband, Charles, have two children and three grandchildren.

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