Interview with Joyce Carter Stevens, December 1, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

Dublin Core


Joyce Carter Stevens was raised in south Georgia. She served as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Del-Cook Lumber Company from 1964-1981. Stevens' first major involvement with the Republican Party was in fundraising for Mack Mattingly's 1980 U.S. Senate race, which led to her organizing the Cook County Republican Party and becoming involved with the highest members of the party. She was selected to serve as Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party from 1981 to 1983, during which time her main focus was on growing the party's fundraising budget. Stevens was the first female candidate on the general election ballot in Georgia when she ran for a position on the Public Service Commission in 1984. She is president of The Stevens Group in metro Atlanta.






Oral History Item Type Metadata


Good Hope, Georgia


74 minutes


Joyce Carter Stevens and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Joyce Carter Stevens, December 1, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 26, 2020,