Georgia State Senate District 28

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Georgia State Senate District 28
Current incumbentMike Crane Republican Party
Population191,899
Ethnicity15.2% Black, 4.7% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Georgia's twenty-eighth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Mike Crane.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 191,899 civilians reside within Georgia's twenty-eighth state senate district.[2] Georgia state senators represent an average of 172,994 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 157,437 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Georgia State Senate serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Georgia legislators assume office the second Monday in January.

Qualifications

According to the Georgia Constitution, Georgia Senators must be at least 25 years old, American citizens, Georgia citizens for at least two years and a resident of his or her Senatorial District for at least one year immediately preceding election.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Georgia legislature are paid $17,342/year plus $173/day for per diem when in session.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. The Governor must declare a special election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. The election must be held no less than 30 days and no later than 60 days after the Governor calls for the election. The counties representing the vacant district are responsible for conducting the election.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Cynthia Conradt Bennett was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael R. "Mike" Crane was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett was defeated by Crane in the general election.[5][6][7]

Georgia State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane 72.4% 35,440
     Democratic Cynthia Conradt Bennett 27.6% 13,497
Total Votes 48,937

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate consisted of a primary election on July 31, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 25, 2012. Incumbent Mike Crane (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[8][9] A total of $13,200 was raised by 2012 candidates in the district, with Crane raising all $13,200.[10]

Georgia State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane Incumbent 100% 60,129
Total Votes 60,129

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Georgia State Senate District 28 have raised a total of $1,280,389. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $98,491 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Georgia State Senate District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $13,200 1 $13,200
2010 $121,352 1 $121,352
2008 $216,947 2 $108,474
2006 $301,991 1 $301,991
2004 $416,062 3 $138,687
2002 $61,991 1 $61,991
2000 $148,846 4 $37,212
Total $1,280,389 13 $98,491

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