|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 highlighted 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- Excerpt:"One of Joel’s largest goals is to advance bipartisan efforts to reform our outdated tax code and reduce a bloated Department of Revenue that strains the state payroll.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."
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. Incumbent Joel Ford was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Rivette was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ford defeated Rivette in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 38 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Joel Ford Incumbent||79.7%||35,366|
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|
Comprehensive donor information for Ford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ford raised a total of $74,150 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.
|Joel Ford's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina State Senate, District 38||$74,150|
|Grand Total Raised||$74,150|
2012Ford won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ford raised a total of $74,150.
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joel Ford's campaign in 2012|
|Sellars, Stoney D||$2,000|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$2,000|
|North Carolina Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$74,150|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Ford and his wife, Deborah, have one child. They currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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- North Carolina State Senate
- Senate Committees
- North Carolina General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- North Carolina state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the North Carolina State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Joel Ford on Facebook
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- votejoelford.com - Issues
- 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, "05/06/2014 Official Primary Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "11/04/2014 Official General Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 9, 2012
- North Carolina Elections "Primary Results, 2012"
- Charlotte Observer "N.C. Legislature - Mecklenburg: Earle wins 9th term; Aneralla, Tarte battling," May 9, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Ford, Joel" Accessed August 29, 2013
Charlie Dannelly (D)
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