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Michigan House of Representatives District 95

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Michigan House of Representatives District 95
Current incumbentStacy Erwin Oakes Democratic Party
Population72,851
Gender52.7% Female, 47.3% Male
Race46.6% White, 44.0% Black, 4.6% Other, 0.3% Asian, 4.0% Two or More Races, 0.5% Native American[1]
Ethnicity87.0% Non-Hispanic, 13.0% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Michigan's ninety-fifth state house district is held by Democratic Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 72,851 civilians reside within Michigan's ninety-fifth 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. Vanessa Guerra defeated Norman Braddock in the Democratic primary. Jordan Haskins was unopposed in the Republican primary, but suspended his campaign almost a month prior following reports of his criminal history. Haskins returned to campaigning shortly after the primary, citing the passage of the withdrawal deadline and Guerra's primary victory. Guerra defeated Haskins in the general election.[9][10][11][12][13]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 95 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Guerra 76.2% 17,371
     Republican Jordan Haskins 23.8% 5,412
     Write-in Paul Lyons 0% 2
Total Votes 22,785
Michigan House of Representatives, District 95 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Guerra 58.4% 4,085
Norman Braddock 41.6% 2,912
Total Votes 6,997

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.[14] Incumbent Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) defeated Jeff Baker (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the August 7 primary elections.[15][16]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStacy Erwin Oakes Incumbent 77.9% 27,778
     Republican Jeff Baker 22.1% 7,859
Total Votes 35,637

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 95 have raised a total of $433,005. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,682 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 95
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $76,560 2 $38,280
2010 $83,844 6 $13,974
2008 $77,210 3 $25,737
2006 $85,466 6 $14,244
2004 $30,243 2 $15,122
2002 $27,790 1 $27,790
2000 $51,892 2 $25,946
Total $433,005 22 $19,682

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. MLive, "Jordan Haskins 'jumping back in' State House race after quitting amid publicity of his criminal past," August 7, 2014
  10. Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
  11. Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
  12. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
  13. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
  14. Michigan Secretary of State, "2012 Michigan Election Dates.” Retrieved October 29, 2013
  15. Michigan Secretary of State, 2012 primary election results. Retrieved October 29, 2013
  16. Michigan Secretary of State, 2010 general election results. Retrieved October 29, 2013