Currently serving as Executive Pro Tem on the Pierce County Council, Joyce has announced she will seek election to the Washington State House of Representatives for the 25th legislative district in 2016. During her tenure on the Council, Joyce has served as Chair of South Sound 911, President of the Economic Development Corporation of Pierce County, Chair of the Performance Audit Committee, Chair of the Flood Control Zone District and many other leadership positions.


While serving as Chair, Vice Chair and Executive Pro Tem on the Pierce County Council, McDonald provided sound fiscal leadership during the economic downturn and set Pierce County on stable financial footing. McDonald plans to focus on the SR167 and I-5 JBLM corridor to ensure that these important transportation projects continue to move forward.

McDonald graduated Magna Cum Laud from Northwest University with a degree in Business and Organizational Management. She previously served five terms in the Washington State House of Representatives and was twice recognized by Washington State police officers as Legislator of the Year and was named a Woman of Influence by The Business Examiner. Joyce passed the first bill in the nation which prohibited text messaging while driving and the first bill in Washington state outlawing voyeurism. The local newspaper described Joyce as having “an uncanny ability for getting things done."

The only thing necessary for  evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke