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North Carolina House of Representatives District 58

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 58
Current incumbentRalph Johnson Democratic Party
Population79,055
Race38.74% White, 52.01% Black, 0.61% Native American, 2.48% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.82% Single Race Other, 2.34% Multi-Race[1]
Ethnicity7.22% Hispanic, 92.78% Non-Hispanic
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's fifty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Ralph Johnson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,055 civilians reside within North Carolina's fifty-eighth state house district.[2] North Carolina state representatives represent an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6][7] 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.[8] 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.[7]

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. Ralph Johnson defeated Tigress McDaniel, Dan Koenig and Kerry Graves in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Johnson 42.6% 2,889
Kerry Graves 30.2% 2,047
Dan Koenig 22.7% 1,540
Tigress McDaniel 4.6% 311
Total Votes 6,787

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 Alma Adams (D) defeated Olga Morgan Wright (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Adams Incumbent 79.9% 32,895
     Republican Olga Morgan Wright 20.1% 8,294
Total Votes 41,189

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 58 have raised a total of $447,641. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,843 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 58
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $55,337 2 $27,669
2010 $127,418 3 $42,473
2008 $71,154 2 $35,577
2006 $73,994 2 $36,997
2004 $77,176 3 $25,725
2002 $29,153 2 $14,577
2000 $13,409 1 $13,409
Total $447,641 15 $29,843

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