Joyce Krawiec

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Joyce Krawiec
North Carolina State Senate District 31
In office
January 10, 2014-present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSmall business owner
Office website
Campaign website
Joyce R. Krawiec is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 31. She was first appointed to the chamber on January 10, 2014, to replace Peter S. Brunstetter, who resigned on December 15, 2013.[1]


Krawiec's professional experience includes owning a commercial Real Estate Development company with her husband.[2]


Campaign themes


Krawiec's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

Inalienable rights

  • Excerpt: "Our rights come from Almighty God. They are not handed down by an all powerful Government."

Protect Life

  • Excerpt: "The right to life is not debatable. I have always been an advocate for the unborn and I will continue to do all in my power to protect every life. I believe God has a purpose for every life and I am committed to life from conception to natural death."

The Economy - Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

  • Excerpt: "It’s important to protect an individuals’ right to work and to keep their own earnings. We must focus on improving North Carolina’s economy. Advances have been made in the past year, but there is more to do. Continuing to reduce regulations, creating a business friendly environment, will help our economy to keep growing and enable North Carolinians to prosper by getting back to work."


  • Excerpt: "Teacher Pay - The recent increase in starting teacher pay is a first step in an ongoing process and will help to retain good teachers. I will work hard toward additional teacher pay increases."
  • Excerpt: "School Choice – I am proud to have played an active role in passing School Choice legislation. Parents can best determine where their children should attend school. Low income students can now attend private schools if the families so choose."
  • Excerpt: "Common Core – Top down education doesn’t work. North Carolina needs NC standards and not federally mandated standards. Common Core must go."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "The Second Amendment directly follows the first...for a reason. The framers knew that the 2nd Amendment protects all the others. The Right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The intent is clear and I will do all in my power to protect those rights."



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. Incumbent Joyce Krawiec defeated Dempsey Brewer and Steve Wiles in the Republican primary, while John K. Motsinger, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Krawiec defeated Motsinger in the general election.[4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 31 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Krawiec Incumbent 64.8% 45,915
     Democratic John Motsinger, Sr. 35.2% 24,922
Total Votes 70,837
North Carolina State Senate, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Krawiec Incumbent 43.8% 7,942
Dempsey Brewer 28.7% 5,201
Steve Wiles 27.5% 4,985
Total Votes 18,128


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.


Krawiec and her husband, Ray, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter S. Brunstetter (R)
North Carolina State Senate District 31
January 10, 2014–present
Succeeded by