Maine State Senate District 19

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Maine State Senate District 19
Current incumbentEloise Vitelli Democratic Party
Population36,965
Ethnicity0.8% Black, 1% Hispanic[1]
Voting age79% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
The 127th Maine Legislature began on December 3, 2014, and a new district map is being used; as a consequence, district pages are in the process of being updated. For a current list of incumbents, see the Maine Senate website.
Maine's nineteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Eloise Vitelli.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,965 civilians reside within Maine's nineteenth state senate district.[2] Maine state senators represent an average of 37,953 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 36,426 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Maine State Senate serve two-year terms with term limits.[3] Maine legislators assume office after the first Wednesday in December after their election.

Qualifications

Section 6 of Part 2 of Article 4 of the Maine Constitution states, "The Senators shall be 25 years of age at the commencement of the term, for which they are elected, and in all other respects their qualifications shall be the same as those of the Representatives."

Section 4 of Part 1 of Article 4 of the Maine Constitution states, "Qualifications; residency requirement. No person shall be a member of the House of Representatives, unless the person shall, at the commencement of the period for which the person is elected, have been 5 years a citizen of the United States, have arrived at the age of 21 years, have been a resident in this State one year; and for the 3 months next preceding the time of this person's election shall have been, and, during the period for which elected, shall continue to be a resident in the district which that person represents."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Maine legislature are paid $13,852/year (first regular session) and $9,661/year (second regular session). Legislators receive $38/day per diem for one of two options: housing or mileage and tolls. Additionally, legislators receive $32/day for meals.[4]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Maine legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Maine Term Limits Act in 1993. That initiative said that Maine senators are subject to term limits of no more than four two-year terms, or a total of eight years.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1993 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 1996.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat.[5][6] The Governor must call for an election and allow all political committees representing the vacant seat to set all deadlines.[7][5][6] The person elected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. Rose Rogers-Wells was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 13 incumbent James Hamper was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hamper defeated Rogers-Wells in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

Maine State Senate District 19, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Hamper Incumbent 58.7% 10,386
     Democratic Rose Rogers-Wells 35.3% 6,234
     None Blank Votes 6% 1,063
Total Votes 17,683

2013

See also: Maine state legislative special elections, 2013

Eloise Vitelli (D) won election in a special election for Maine State Senate District 19. The seat was vacant following Seth Goodall's (D) resignation to serve as New England District Representative of the Small Business Association. Vitelli defeated Paula Benoit (R) and Daniel Stromgren (G) in the special election, which took place on August 27.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Maine State Senate, District 19, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEloise Vitelli 50.6% 4,631
     Republican Paula Benoit 45.5% 4,169
     Green Daniel Stromgren 3.9% 357
Total Votes 9,157

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 15, 2012. Incumbent Seth Goodall (D) defeated Jeffrey Pierce (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[19][20]

Maine State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Goodall Incumbent 63.8% 13,445
     Republican Jeffrey Pierce 36.2% 7,623
Total Votes 21,068

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Maine State Senate District 19 have raised a total of $368,693. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,043 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maine State Senate District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $41,575 2 $20,788
2010 $43,214 2 $21,607
2008 $85,430 2 $42,715
2006 $66,079 2 $33,040
2004 $62,037 3 $20,679
2002 $28,004 2 $14,002
2000 $42,354 3 $14,118
Total $368,693 16 $23,043

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. publicmapping.org, "Maine 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 17, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 ncsl.org, "Chart of Term Limits States," accessed December 16, 2013
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Maine Legislature, "Maine Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 21A-381)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Maine Legislature, "Maine Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 21A-382)
  7. Maine Legislature, "Constitution of Maine," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Article IV, Section 5)
  8. Maine Legislature, "Maine Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 21A-361)
  9. Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "List of Primary Candidates," accessed May 8, 2014
  10. Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "List of Non-Party Candidates," accessed June 2, 2014
  11. Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed December 5, 2014
  12. Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "General Election - November 4, 2014," accessed December 5, 2014
  13. The Bangor Daily News, "Goodall resigns Senate District 19 seat to take post with Small Business Administration," July 10, 2013
  14. boston.com, "Maine Senate special election set for Aug. 27," July 15, 2013 (dead link)
  15. mainegreens.org, "Vitelli gets nod for Senate District 19 race," July 18, 2013
  16. kjonline.com, "SENATE DISTRICT 19Dems pick Eloise Vitelli as candidate," July 23, 2013
  17. kjonline.com, "Democrat wins election for Senate District 19 seat," August 27, 2013
  18. maine.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 19, 2013
  19. "Maine Secretary of State - Official primary results," accessed October 17, 2013
  20. "Maine Secretary of State - Official general election results," accessed October 17, 2013