|17th Mayor of Winston-Salem|
|Preceded by||Jack Cavanagh|
|Alma mater||Appalachian State University
University of Georgia
Joines, a Democrat, was elected mayor of Winston-Salem on November 6, 2001. He defeated Republican incumbent Mayor Jack Cavanagh, Jr. by a wide margin. Before his election, Joines had served as deputy assistant city manager.
In the 2012 North Carolina gubernatorial election, many suggested Joines as a potential candidate in the Democratic primary, but he declined stating that there is still work he wishes to do in Winston-Salem. 
- Economic Development Board members
- Holmes, William (2001-11-06). "Raleigh results again uncertain, Winston-Salem unseats mayor". The Associated Press.
- Editorial, Staff (2006-01-11). "JOINES' DECISION". Winston-Salem Journal.