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Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Plymouth District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Plymouth District
Current incumbentGeoff Diehl Republican Party
Population40,818
Race94.16% White, 1.63% Black, 1.18% Asian[1]
Ethnicity1.83% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Seventh Plymouth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Geoff Diehl.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 40,818 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Seventh Plymouth state house district.[2] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 40,923 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 39,682 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Massachusetts legislators assume office the first Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Massachusetts General Court are paid $61,133/year. Legislators receive between $10/day to $100/day per diem, depending on distance from the state house. Compensation is vouchered and set by the legislature.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[6] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Geoff Diehl was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[8]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 6, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 29, 2012.[9] Incumbent Geoff Diehl (R) defeated Robert Toomey, Jr. (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 6 primary elections.[10][11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventh Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeoff Diehl Incumbent 54.2% 10,942
     Democratic Robert Toomey, Jr. 45.8% 9,232
Total Votes 20,174

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Plymouth District have raised a total of $79,467. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,734 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Plymouth District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $79,467 2 $39,734
Total $79,467 2 $39,734
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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