North Carolina House of Representatives District 23

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 23
Current incumbentJoe Tolson Democratic Party
Population81,057
Race43.11% White, 53.16% Black, 0.3% Native American, 0.26% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.17% Single Race Other, 1.01% Multi-Race
Ethnicity3.5% Hispanic, 96.5% Non-Hispanic
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's twenty-third state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Joe Tolson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 81,057 civilians reside within North Carolina's twenty-third 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. Shelly Willingham and Rusty Holderness defeated Taro Knight and Bronson Williams in the Democratic primary. Willingham defeated Holderness in the July 15 run-off primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10]

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 Joe Tolson (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated William Solomon, Jr. in the May 8 Democratic primary.[11][12][13]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Tolson Incumbent 100% 30,670
Total Votes 30,670
North Carolina House of Representatives District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Tolson Incumbent 58.8% 7,575
William Solomon, Jr. 41.2% 5,318
Total Votes 12,893

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 23 have raised a total of $518,269. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $27,277 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $37,068 2 $18,534
2010 $73,968 2 $36,984
2008 $99,141 2 $49,571
2006 $59,812 2 $29,906
2004 $52,300 2 $26,150
2002 $78,834 3 $26,278
2000 $117,146 6 $19,524
Total $518,269 19 $27,277

See also

External links

References

  1. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Assembly 2010 Census," accessed October 18, 2013
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section, Article II, Section 10)
  6. 6.0 6.1 North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(a), NC General Statutes)
  7. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(b-d), NC General Statutes)
  8. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "07/15/2014 Unofficial Second Primary Election Results - Statewide," accessed July 16, 2014
  9. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
  11. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  12. North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
  13. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012