Michigan State Senate District 25

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Michigan State Senate District 25
Current incumbentPhil Pavlov Republican Party
Population251,359
Gender50.8% Female, 49.8% Male
Race94.4% White, 1.9% Black, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.9% Other, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian
Ethnicity96.7% Non-Hispanic, 3.3% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's twenty-fifth state senate district is held by Republican Senator Phil Pavlov.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 251,359 civilians reside within Michigan's twenty-fifth state senate district.[1] Michigan state senators represent an average of 260,096 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 261,538 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Michigan State Senate serve four-year terms with term limits.[4] Senators are elected at the same time as the governor and serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor's term of office. Senate elections are offset by two years from U.S. Presidential elections (e.g., Presidential elections were in 2000 and 2004, senate elections were in 2002 and 2006). 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 senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms, or a total of eight years. Senators who have not served more than half of someone else's Senate term are eligible for two full terms (i.e. - eight years). Michigan legislators assume office the at noon on first day of January.[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 senate, 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

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 3, 2010 and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was May 11, 2010. The deadline for independent candidates was July 15, 2010.[8] Phil Pavlov (R) defeated John Nugent (D) in the general election. Pavlov defeated Todd Courser and Lauren Hager in the Republican primary. Nugent defeated Jason Blauet in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Michigan State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Pavlov 66.9% 53,342
     Democratic John Nugent 33.1% 26,393
Total Votes 79,735

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Michigan State Senate District 25 have raised a total of $885,343. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $98,371 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan State Senate District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $265,519 3 $88,506
2006 $292,127 3 $97,376
2002 $327,697 3 $109,232
Total $885,343 9 $98,371

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