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Michigan House of Representatives District 39

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Michigan House of Representatives District 39
Current incumbentKlint Kesto Republican Party
Population92,452
Gender51.3% Female, 48.7% Male
Race83.5% White, 7.8% Black, 6.2% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.4% Other, 0.2% Native American[1]
Ethnicity98.0% Non-Hispanic, 2.0% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Michigan's thirty-ninth state house district is held by Republican Representative Klint Kesto.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 92,452 civilians reside within Michigan's thirty-ninth state house district.[2] Michigan state representatives represent an average of 89,851 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 90,349 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] Michigan legislators assume office the at noon on first day of January.

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 4 of the Michigan Constitution states, "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Michigan Legislature are paid $71,685/year. Legislators can use up to $10,800/year for expenses.[6]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Michigan legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Michigan Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Michigan representatives are subject to term limits of no more than three two-year terms, or a total of six years.[5]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2002.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever a vacancy occurs in the house, it is up to the Governor to call for a special election. A special election must be held during the next scheduled general election.[7] If the vacancy happened after the statewide primary, leaders of the respective party organizations within the Senate district can submit a list of nominees to be voted on by party leadership. A vote must be held no later than 21 days after the vacancy.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Sandy Colvin defeated Michael Saari in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Klint Kesto defeated Deb O'Hagan and Alan Stephens in the Republican primary. Kesto defeated Colvin in the general election.[9][10][11]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto Incumbent 52.2% 16,740
     Democratic Sandy Colvin 47.8% 15,300
Total Votes 32,040
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Colvin 85.7% 3,758
Michael Saari 14.3% 626
Total Votes 4,384
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto Incumbent 55% 4,500
Deb O'Hagan 39.4% 3,222
Alan Stephens 5.7% 466
Total Votes 8,188

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was May 15, 2012. The deadline for independent candidates was July 19, 2012. The deadline for write-in candidates was July 27, 2012.[12] Klint Kesto (R) defeated Pam Jackson (D) in the general election. Kesto defeated five others in the Republican primary. Jackson defeated Regina Strong in the Democratic primary.[13][14]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto Incumbent 53.3% 24,382
     Democratic Pam Jackson 46.7% 21,403
Total Votes 45,785
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto 28.2% 2,626
Brad Hantler 21.6% 2,012
Kristine Zrinyi 17.1% 1,590
Nicholas Kennedy 17% 1,578
Bubba Urdan 14.3% 1,327
Albert Clawson 1.8% 172
Total Votes 9,305
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPam Jackson 68.1% 3,722
Regina Strong 31.9% 1,746
Total Votes 5,468

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 39 have raised a total of $3,290,689. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $109,690 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $521,152 8 $65,144
2010 $532,517 3 $177,506
2008 $623,850 6 $103,975
2006 $965,572 2 $482,786
2004 $388,550 5 $77,710
2002 $190,159 4 $47,540
2000 $68,889 2 $34,445
Total $3,290,689 30 $109,690

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. Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, "Demographic Profiles of Michigan House Districts: 2010 Census." Retrieved October 29, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 michiganinbrief.org, "Term limits," accessed December 17, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Michigan Legislature, "Michigan Election Law," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 168.178, Michigan Compiled Laws)
  8. Michigan Legislature, "Michigan Election Law," accessed December 17, 2013(Referenced Statute 168.634 (1)-(2), Michigan Compiled Laws)
  9. Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
  10. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
  11. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
  12. Michigan Secretary of State, "2012 Michigan Election Dates.” Retrieved October 29, 2013
  13. Michigan Secretary of State, 2012 primary election results. Retrieved October 29, 2013
  14. Michigan Secretary of State, 2010 general election results. Retrieved October 29, 2013