Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District
|Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District|
|Current incumbent||Richard J. Ross|
|Race||88.91% White, 5.33% Asian, 2.03% Black, 0.31% Native American, 0.27% Other, 0.17% Two or More Races, 0.03% Pacific Islander|
|Ethnicity||97.06% Non-Hispanic, 2.94% Hispanic|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 160,268 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex state senate district. Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 163,691 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 158,727 residents.
About the office
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.
- 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.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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. Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.
Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate 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. Incumbent Richard J. Ross (R) was unopposed in the general election and the Republican primary.
Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District have raised a total of $50,168. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $50,168 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District|
|* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.|
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