Colorado State Senate District 11
|Colorado State Senate District 11|
|Current incumbent||Michael Merrifield|
|Ethnicity||11% Black, 20.3% Hispanic|
|Voting age||76.7% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 123,374 civilians reside within Colorado's eleventh state senate district. Arkansas state representatives represent an average of 143,691 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 122,893 residents.
About the office
Article 5, Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states: No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the county or district in which he shall be chosen; provided, that any person who at the time of the adoption of this constitution, was a qualified elector under the territorial laws, shall be eligible to the first general assembly.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the Colorado legislature are paid $30,000 per year. They are also given per diem of $183 for members who live more than 50 miles from capitol and $45 for members who live 50 or fewer miles from capitol.
- See also: State legislatures with term limits
In the event of any vacancy in the senate, the political party that holds the vacant seat is responsible for deciding a replacement. A vacancy committee consisting of members of the political party holding the vacant seat must conduct an election when deciding an appointee. A simple majority vote of members in the vacancy committee is needed to approve any appointment. The person selected to fill the vacancy serves until the next scheduled general election.
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Michael Merrifield was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bernie Herpin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Merrifield defeated Herpin and Norman Dawson (L) in the general election.
|Colorado State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Bernie Herpin Incumbent||41.5%||14,978|
Herpin won election for Colorado State Senate District 13 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. John Morse. He was selected by local Republican leaders on July 9. The election took pace on September 10.
|Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?|
|Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:|
|Bernie Herpin (R)||8,895||83.2%|
Since 2002, candidates for Colorado State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $1,234,553. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $123,455 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Colorado State Senate District 11|
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- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- “Public Mapping Project”, “Arkansas 2010 Census Statistics”, accessed October 17, 2013
- United States Census 2010, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 22, 2013
- United States Census 2010, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 27, 2013
- colorado.gov, "Term limits," accessed December 16, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Colorado Constitution, accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Article V, Section II, Subsection 3)
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed May 1, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 25, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 5, 2014
- denverpost.com, "Sen. John Morse recall: GOP selects Bernie Herpin as nominee," July 9, 2013
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