North Carolina House of Representatives District 50

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 50
Current incumbentGraig Meyer Democratic Party
Population80,467
Race75.07% White, 13% Black, 0.38% Native American, 5.53% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.81% Single Race Other, 2.2% Multi-Race
Ethnicity7.22% Hispanic, 92.78% Non-Hispanic
Voting age77.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's fiftieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Graig Meyer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,467 civilians reside within North Carolina's fiftieth 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 Graig Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rod Chaney defeated W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. in the Republican primary. Meyer defeated Chaney in the general election.[8][9]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGraig Meyer Incumbent 57.2% 18,574
     Republican Rod Chaney 42.8% 13,920
Total Votes 32,494

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. Valerie Foushee (D) defeated Rod Chaney (R) in the general election and Travis A. Phelps in the Democratic primary. Chaney defeated W. Lewis Hannah, Jr., Thomas Samuel Wright and Jason Chambers in the Republican primary.[10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Foushee 55% 24,806
     Republican Rod Chaney 45% 20,266
Total Votes 45,072
North Carolina House of Representatives District 50 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Foushee 80.5% 11,351
Travis A. Phelps 19.5% 2,744
Total Votes 14,095

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 50 have raised a total of $626,320. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,842 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 50
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $141,136 6 $23,523
2010 $130,147 2 $65,074
2008 $36,854 1 $36,854
2006 $72,762 1 $72,762
2004 $179,523 4 $44,881
2002 $5,400 2 $2,700
2000 $60,498 1 $60,498
Total $626,320 17 $36,842

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