Connecticut State Senate District 10

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Connecticut State Senate District 10
Current incumbentGary Holder-Winfield Democratic Party
Population96,843
Ethnicity43% Black, 19.8% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Connecticut’s tenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Gary Holder-Winfield.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 96,843 civilians reside within Connecticut's tenth state senate district.[1] Connecticut state senators represent an average of 99,280 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 94,599 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Connecticut State Senate serve two-year terms without term limits.[4] Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 3 of the Connecticut Constitution states: The senate shall consist of not less than thirty and not more than fifty members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the senatorial district from which he is elected. Each senatorial district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one senator.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Connecticut legislature are paid $28,000 per year. They receive no per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a Governor's declaration. If the vacancy happened with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the Governor if the vacancy happened with less than 49 days before the general election.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Gary Holder-Winfield was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[7]

2014

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014

Gary Holder-Winfield (D) defeated Steven Mullins (R) in the special election, which took place on February 25.[8][9][10]

The seat was vacant following Toni Harp's (D) election as Mayor of New Haven.[11]

A special election for the position of Connecticut State Senate District 10 was called for February 25. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The filing deadline for candidates was January 21.[11]

Connecticut State Senate, District 10, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Holder-Winfield 75.6% 3,236
     Republican Steven Mullins 24.4% 1,045
Total Votes 4,281

2012

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2012. A total of 36 seats were up for election in 2012. Incumbent Toni Harp ran unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary before winning the general election without opposition.[12] [13]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 10 have raised a total of $400,413. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $50,052 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut State Senate District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $32,553 1 $32,553
2010 $27,240 1 $27,240
2008 $103,894 1 $103,894
2006 $67,684 2 $33,842
2004 $41,141 1 $41,141
2002 $74,599 1 $74,599
2000 $53,302 1 $53,302
Total $400,413 8 $50,052

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