Michigan House of Representatives District 45

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Michigan House of Representatives District 45
Current incumbentTom McMillin Republican Party
Population48,843
Gender51.4% Female, 48.6% Male
Race84.5% White, 9.0% Asian, 4.1% Black, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.6% Other, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity97.1% Non-Hispanic, 2.9% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Michigan's forty-fifth state house district is held by Republican Representative Tom McMillin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,843 civilians reside within Michigan's forty-fifth 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 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. Joanna VanRaaphorst was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Webber defeated Mark Avery and Lana Mangiapane in the Republican primary. Webber defeated VanRaaphorst in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Webber 56.2% 18,369
     Democratic Joanna VanRaaphorst 43.8% 14,336
Total Votes 32,705
Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Webber 46.5% 4,026
Mark Avery 42.7% 3,702
Lana Mangiapane 10.8% 939
Total Votes 8,667

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

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] Incumbent Tom McMillin (R) defeated Joanna VanRaaphorst (D) in the general election. McMillin was unopposed in the Republican primary. VanRaaphorst defeated Douglas Wilson and Ted Golden in the Democratic primary.[13][14]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McMillin Incumbent 56% 25,972
     Democratic Joanna VanRaaphorst 44% 20,408
Total Votes 46,380
Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna VanRaaphorst 78.2% 3,542
Douglas Wilson 13.4% 606
Ted Golden 8.4% 382
Total Votes 4,530

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 45 have raised a total of $484,157. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $30,260 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $85,964 2 $42,982
2010 $28,357 2 $14,179
2008 $153,090 4 $38,273
2006 $20,290 1 $20,290
2004 $34,712 1 $34,712
2002 $70,480 5 $14,096
2000 $91,264 1 $91,264
Total $484,157 16 $30,260

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