North Carolina House of Representatives District 96

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 96
Current incumbentAndy Wells Republican Party
Population76,520
Race80.28% White, 8.41% Black, 0.33% Native American, 3.82% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5.03% Single Race Other, 2.13% Multi-Race
Ethnicity9.93% Hispanic, 90.07% Non-Hispanic
Voting age75.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's ninety-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Andy Wells.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 76,520 civilians reside within North Carolina's ninety-sixth 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. Cliff Moone was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jay Adams defeated Joe Fox, Frank Willis and Wrappar Kellett in the Republican primary. Kellett withdrew from the race before the primary but remained on the ballot. Moone was defeated by Adams in the general election.[8][9]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 96 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Adams 67.2% 14,771
     Democratic Cliff Moone 32.8% 7,196
Total Votes 21,967

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. Andy Wells (R) defeated Cliff Moone (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[10][11]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Wells 62.5% 21,073
     Democratic Cliff Moone 37.5% 12,664
Total Votes 33,737

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 have raised a total of $548,063. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,254 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 96
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $86,584 2 $43,292
2010 $44,738 2 $22,369
2008 $17,555 2 $8,778
2006 $23,773 1 $23,773
2004 $-900 1 $-900
2002 $53,639 3 $17,880
2000 $322,674 5 $64,535
Total $548,063 16 $34,254

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