North Carolina House of Representatives District 17

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 17
Current incumbentFrank Iler Republican Party
Population77,263
Race86.62% White, 8.67% Black, 0.61% Native American, 0.49% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.09% Single Race Other, 1.52% Multi-Race
Ethnicity95.53% Non Hispanic, 4.47% Hispanic
Voting age83.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's seventeenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Frank Iler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 77,263 civilians reside within North Carolina's seventeenth state house district.[1] North Carolina state representatives represent an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. North Carolina legislators assume office the first day of the new General Assembly in January.

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement.[5][6] When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat.[7] The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Frank Iler defeated Marion Davis in the Republican primary, while Charles Warren was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Warren and Iler will face off in the general election.[8][9]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 29, 2012. Incumbent Frank Iler (R) defeated Lundia Washington (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[10][11]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Iler Incumbent 66.2% 27,578
     Democratic Lundia Washington 33.8% 14,107
Total Votes 41,685

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 17 have raised a total of $1,266,394. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,304 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $185,986 2 $92,993
2010 $72,189 4 $18,047
2008 $50,275 2 $25,138
2006 $322,369 2 $161,185
2004 $319,563 3 $106,521
2002 $257,310 3 $85,770
2000 $58,702 5 $11,740
Total $1,266,394 21 $60,304

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