About Joyce

NFWL-Installation Councilwoman Joyce<br /><br />
Dickerson for US Senate

Public Servant

Joyce Dickerson is a public servant who is dedicated to the people of South Carolina. She has served on the Richland County Council for ten years and is ready to represent all of South Carolina. She is a bold and courageous leader who believes every South Carolinian should have a voice in government, public affairs and how your tax dollars are spent. Joyce wants to be your voice. 


Confident LeaderFirstLADYMICHELLEOBAMA 040 Member of Richland County Council

Within a short time, Joyce has garnered a reputation of being a confident leader who isn't afraid to speak up for what is right. She is an advocate of women in politics and is the first woman from South Carolina to serve as chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. She is a past president of the Women of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and past chair of the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee. Joyce also served as chair of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, appointed in 2011 by Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  More Service & Achievements 

Family Serving Richland County and the Central Midlands since 2005

Family Matters

Joyce is proudly married to Matthew Dickerson, a retired Air Force veteran. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage surrounded by their children, Mark Dickerson and MeLicia (MeMe) Spurgeon and numerous other family members and friends. Joyce, a native of Savannah, Georgia graduated from Midlands Technical College and Benedict College where she graduated cum laude with numerous honors. She is retired and ready to serve South Carolina  and the nation full time with the same compassion she currently serves the citizens of Richland County.  Joyce is the oldest of eight children.  Her four (4) brothers and three nephews are veterans of the Marines, Navy, Air Force and the Army of which one is a graduate of West Point.