Carl (Carl) Ford (R-SS33)
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FAX: 919.715.2880
District: 704.305.3541
North Carolina State Senate
Room 625 Legislative Office Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

District Office:
PO Box 1388
Kannapolis, NC 28082
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Angela   DOB: 7/11/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Pensions and Retirement and Aging
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Committee on Local Government
ChairmanSubcommittee on General Government and Information Technology
MemberSubcommittee on Municipal Incorporations
ChairmanSenate Committee on State and Local Government
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Redistricting and Elections
MemberJoint Commission on Courts
MemberJoint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations/Base Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
Counties Representing
Davidson / Montgomery / Rowan / Stanly


Carl was born in Rowan County where he has lived most of his life. He graduated from A.L. Brown High School. Carl earned his Eagle Scout. He attended Rowan Tech and earned his certificate on Textiles, and attended NC College of Textiles in Belmont. Carl and his wife Angela have four children and seven grandchildren. They are members of City Revival Church in Kannapolis.

From 1973-1982 Carl worked at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis as a section man and Fryes Roller Rink in Concord as a manager. In 1982, Carl began working at WRKB. In 1992, he bought WRKB and WRNA and started Ford Broadcasting. His station has won numerous awards and Carl is a two-time Golden Mic winner. Carl's involvement in politics and the Republican Party spans several decades. He served on the Rowan County Department of Social Services Board for seven and a half years and the Rowan County Planning Board for two years. Carl was the Rowan County Republican of the Year for 2007 and 2008. From 2008-2012, he served as a Rowan County Commissioner, including a 2-year term as Vice-Chair and a 2-year term as Chair.

In 2012, Carl was elected to the North Carolina House. He is currently serving his third term in the House. He has served as committee chair for the Committee on State and Local Government for two terms. In August of 2017, Carl decided to run for North Carolina Senate.