North Carolina House of Representatives District 51

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 51
Current incumbentMichael Stone Republican Party
Population75,538
Race73.04% White, 15.76% Black, 0.87% Native American, 0.82% Asian/Pacific Islander, 6.85% Single Race Other, 2.66% Multi-Race
Ethnicity13.46% Hispanic, 86.54% Non-Hispanic
Voting age72.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's fifty-first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Michael Stone.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 75,538 civilians reside within North Carolina's fifty-first 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 Michael Stone was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Brad Salmon was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Salmon and Stone 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 Michael Stone (R) defeated W. P. Tatum (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[10][11]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Stone Incumbent 52% 15,764
     Democratic W. P. Tatum 48% 14,533
Total Votes 30,297

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 51 have raised a total of $1,960,194. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $81,675 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 51
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $418,894 2 $209,447
2010 $266,416 2 $133,208
2008 $127,040 2 $63,520
2006 $211,556 3 $70,519
2004 $184,238 2 $92,119
2002 $229,363 3 $76,454
2000 $522,687 10 $52,269
Total $1,960,194 24 $81,675

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