Michigan House of Representatives District 40

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Michigan House of Representatives District 40
Current incumbentMichael McCready Republican Party
Population86,650
Gender51.5% Female, 48.5% Male
Race86.8% White, 5.6% Black, 5.1% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.5% Other, 0.1% Native American
Ethnicity97.9% Non-Hispanic, 2.1% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's fortieth state house district is held by Republican Representative Michael McCready.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 86,650 civilians reside within Michigan's fortieth state house district.[1] Michigan state representatives represent an average of 89,851 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 90,349 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] 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.[5]

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.[4]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Mary Belden was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Michael McCready was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCready faces Belden in the general election.[8][9][10]

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.[11] Michael McCready (R) defeated Dorian Coston (D) and Steve Burgis (L) in the general election. McCready defeated Robert Lawrence, David W. Potts and David Wolkinson in the Republican primary. Coston was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[12][13]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCready Incumbent 57% 31,913
     Democratic Dorian Coston 40.7% 22,757
     Libertarian Steve Burgis 2.3% 1,312
Total Votes 55,982
Michigan House of Representatives, District 40 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCready 32.1% 4,359
David Wolkinson 29.9% 4,052
David Potts 29.8% 4,049
Robert Lawrence 8.2% 1,107
Total Votes 13,567

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 40 have raised a total of $1,131,329. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $56,566 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $356,465 5 $71,293
2010 $37,263 2 $18,632
2008 $22,200 3 $7,400
2006 $56,300 1 $56,300
2004 $50,951 1 $50,951
2002 $572,793 7 $81,828
2000 $35,357 1 $35,357
Total $1,131,329 20 $56,566

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