|North Carolina State Senate District 38|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Ford graduated from North Carolina A&T University in 1994 and the Institute of Political Leadership in 2004. He currently works as a business operations executive.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ford served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources|
|• Appropriations on Department of Transportation|
|• Appropriations/Base Budget|
Ford's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Joel knows that just as important as the incentives are the safeguards that protect our state if the new or relocating business doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain. Simply stated, he supports incentives, but also supports them having enough "teeth" that penalties can be levied if needed."
- Excerpt:"One of Joel’s largest goals is to advance bipartisan efforts to reform our outdated tax code and reduce a bloated Department of Revenue that strains the state payroll. We need to reduce the rate, expand the base and close the loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and efficient."
- Excerpt:"The quality of education, from K-12 to community colleges to universities, is critical to a healthy economy. It is one of the top factors in attracting and retaining businesses. That’s why Joel places such a premium on education."
- Excerpt:"Whether it’s moving people or moving products, businesses must have reliable transportation and infrastructure to make their bottom lines healthy. Learn more about Joel’s views on transportation/infrastructure here."
Ford ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 38. He defeated Jamison Lawson in the Democratic primary on May 8 and defeated Richard Rivette (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012|
|North Carolina State Senate District 38 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Charlie Dannelly (dropped out but on ballot)||30.3%||4,569|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Ford and his wife, Deborah, have one child. They currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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- Office website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Joel Ford on Facebook
Charlie Dannelly (D)
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