North Carolina House of Representatives District 38

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 38
Current incumbentYvonne Lewis Holley Democratic Party
Population83,403
Race31.01% White, 51.25% Black, 0.71% Native American, 4.27% Asian/Pacific Islander, 9.52% Single Race Other, 3.24% Multi-Race
Ethnicity18.2% Hispanic, 81.8% Non-Hispanic
Voting age71.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's thirty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Yvonne Lewis Holley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 83,403 civilians reside within North Carolina's thirty-eighth 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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Yvonne Lewis Holley was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Joe Thompson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Holley defeated Thompson 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. Yvonne Lewis Holley (D) defeated Shane Murphy (I) in the general election and Abeni El-Amin and Lee Sartain in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne Lewis Holley 87.7% 29,665
     Independent Shane Murphy 12.3% 4,169
Total Votes 33,834
North Carolina House of Representatives District 38 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne Lewis Holley 60.8% 6,328
Abeni El-Amin 25.6% 2,663
Lee Sartain 13.6% 1,415
Total Votes 10,406

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 38 have raised a total of $944,185. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $52,455 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $39,980 4 $9,995
2010 $94,494 2 $47,247
2008 $88,878 2 $44,439
2006 $383,959 2 $191,980
2004 $107,558 2 $53,779
2002 $83,661 4 $20,915
2000 $145,655 2 $72,828
Total $944,185 18 $52,455

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