Connecticut State Senate District 21

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Connecticut State Senate District 21
Current incumbentKevin C. Kelly Republican Party
Population96,683
Ethnicity5% Black, 6.9% Hispanic
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Connecticut’s twenty-first state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Kevin C. Kelly.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 96,683 civilians reside within Connecticut's twenty-first 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. Prez Palmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin C. Kelly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Palmer will face Kelly in the general election.[7]

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 Kevin C. Kelly ran unopposed in the August 14 primary election before winning the general election without opposition.[8] [9]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 21 have raised a total of $797,691. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $66,474 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Connecticut State Senate District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $16,380 1 $16,380
2010 $212,870 2 $106,435
2008 $199,760 2 $99,880
2006 $290,200 2 $145,100
2004 $16,290 1 $16,290
2002 $45,477 2 $22,739
2000 $16,714 2 $8,357
Total $797,691 12 $66,474
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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