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Florida House of Representatives District 95

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Florida House of Representatives District 95
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Current incumbentHazelle Rogers Democratic Party
Population154,882
Race30.6% White, 59.9% Black, 0.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.6% Some other race alone, 3.2% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity19.4% Single-Race Non-Hispanic White, 60.4% Non-Hispanic Black, 1.7% Hispanic Black, 14.9% Hispanic, 3.6% Non-Hispanic Other
Voting age75.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Florida's ninety-fifth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Hazelle Rogers.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 154,882 civilians reside within Florida's ninety-fifth state house district.[2] Florida state representatives represent an average of 156,678 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 133,186 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Florida House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] Members of the House may serve no more than four consecutive terms. Florida legislators assume office two weeks following their election.

Qualifications

To run for the Florida House of Representatives, candidates must be 21 years old, have lived in Florida for two years and live in the district they intend to serve.[6]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Florida legislature are paid $29,687 per year. Legislators are allowed $131 per day for per diem, tied to the federal rate. Travel vouchers are required.[7]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Florida legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Florida Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Florida representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four four-year terms.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be called to fill the vacant seat.[8] The Governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the Secretary of State to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[9] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Hazelle P. Rogers was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Doletta McDonald (I) in the general election.[11][12]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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 8, 2012. Incumbent Hazelle Rogers (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[13][14]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 95 have raised a total of $33,990. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,990 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Florida House of Representatives District 95
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $33,990 1 $33,990
Total $33,990 1 $33,990

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. www.flsenate.gov/‘’ “Florida District Demographic Profile,” accessed November 12, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001
  5. 5.0 5.1 Florida Senate Website Archive, "Florida Constitution," accessed December 16, 2013(referenced Article III, Section 15a)
  6. Florida Division of Elections," "Candidate Qualifying Information," accessed December 16, 2103
  7. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  8. Florida Legislature, "Florida Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 100.101(2), Florida Election Code)
  9. Florida Legislature, "Florida Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 100.141 (1) (2), Florida Election Code)
  10. Florida Legislature, "Florida Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 100.111 (1) (a-c), Florida Election Code)
  11. Florida Division of Elections, "2014 Florida Election Watch - Multi-County or District Offices," accessed September 3, 2014
  12. Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed June 23, 2014
  13. Florida Division of Elections, "Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 6, 2013
  14. Florida Secretary of State Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed June 21, 2012