Michigan House of Representatives District 68

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Michigan House of Representatives District 68
Current incumbentAndy Schor Democratic Party
Population89,568
Gender51.0% Female, 49.0% Male
Race66.8% White, 19.1% Black, 5.8% Two or More Races, 4.3% Other, 3.2% Asian, 0.8% Native American
Ethnicity87.6% Non-Hispanic, 12.4% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's sixty-eighth state house district is held by Democratic Representative Andy Schor.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 89,568 civilians reside within Michigan's sixty-eighth 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

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.[8] Andy Schor (D) defeated Timothy Moede (R) in the general election. Schor defeated six others in the Democratic primary. Moede defeated Michael Wing in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Schor 76.6% 29,023
     Republican Timothy Moede 23.4% 8,861
Total Votes 37,884
Michigan House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Schor 43.2% 3,142
A'Lynne Robinson 18.4% 1,340
Griffin Rivers 13.5% 979
Dale Copedge 13.2% 958
Anne Clayton 4.6% 337
Harold Leeman, Jr. 4.6% 335
Ted O'Dell 2.4% 176
Total Votes 7,267
Michigan House of Representatives, District 68 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Moede 55.4% 1,241
Michael Wing 44.6% 1,001
Total Votes 2,242

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 68 have raised a total of $806,594. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,608 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 68
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $148,083 6 $24,681
2010 $50,293 2 $25,147
2008 $67,824 3 $22,608
2006 $246,456 7 $35,208
2004 $51,008 2 $25,504
2002 $46,367 2 $23,184
2000 $196,563 2 $98,282
Total $806,594 24 $33,608

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