North Carolina House of Representatives District 4

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 4
Current incumbentJames Dixon Republican Party
Population83,211
Race69.88% White, 15.88% Black, 0.40% Native American, 0.99% Asian/Pacific Islander, 10.82% Single Race Other, 2.03% Multi-Race
Ethnicity83.78% Non Hispanic, 16.22% Hispanic
Voting age74.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative James Dixon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 83,211 civilians reside within North Carolina's fourth 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 James Dixon was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged 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 James Dixon (R) defeated Rebecca Judge (D) and Kevin E. Hayes (L) in the general election. Dixon defeated District 11 incumbent Efton M. Sager in the May 8 Republican primary. Judge and Hayes were both unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Dixon Incumbent 65% 20,371
     Democratic Rebecca Judge 31.6% 9,896
     Libertarian Kevin E. Hayes 3.4% 1,053
Total Votes 31,320
North Carolina House of Representatives District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Dixon Incumbent 62.3% 4,873
Efton M. Sager 37.7% 2,949
Total Votes 7,822

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 4 have raised a total of $1,167,440. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $61,444 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $154,332 5 $30,866
2010 $415,444 2 $207,722
2008 $83,159 1 $83,159
2006 $157,694 3 $52,565
2004 $30,421 3 $10,140
2002 $101,676 2 $50,838
2000 $224,714 3 $74,905
Total $1,167,440 19 $61,444
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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