North Carolina State Senate District 11

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North Carolina State Senate District 11
Current incumbentE.S. "Buck" Newton Republican Party
Population186,653
Race67.91% White, 22.78% Black, 0.46% Native American, 0.82% Asian/Pacific Islander, 6.29% Single Race Other, 1.74% Multi-Race
Ethnicity89.54% Non Hispanic, 10.46% Hispanic
Voting age74.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's eleventh state senate district is represented by Republican Senator E.S. "Buck" Newton.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 186,653 civilians reside within North Carolina's eleventh state senate district.[1] North Carolina state senators represent an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 160,986 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the North Carolina State Senate 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 6 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Senator, at the time of his election, shall be not less than 25 years of age, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the State as a citizen for two years and 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 senate, 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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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 E.S. "Buck" Newton was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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 E.S. "Buck" Newton (R) defeated Clarence A. Bender (D) in the general election and Dennis Nielson in the Republican primary. Bender was unopposed in the Democratic primary. [12][13][14][15]

North Carolina State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngE.S. "Buck" Newton Incumbent 60.8% 53,127
     Democratic Clarence A. Bender 39.2% 34,291
Total Votes 87,418
North Carolina State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngE.S. "Buck" Newton 80.5% 14,344
Dennis Nielsen 19.5% 3,477
Total Votes 17,821

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $2,111,259. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $111,119 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $203,712 3 $67,904
2010 $692,501 5 $138,500
2008 $184,681 2 $92,341
2006 $323,321 2 $161,661
2004 $217,834 2 $108,917
2002 $272,240 3 $90,747
2000 $216,970 2 $108,485
Total $2,111,259 19 $111,119

See also

External links

References

  1. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us, "North Carolina General Assembly 2010 Census," accessed October 17, 2013
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section, Article II, Section 10)
  6. 6.0 6.1 North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(a), NC General Statutes)
  7. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(b-d), NC General Statutes)
  8. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
  9. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 Official Primary Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
  11. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "11/04/2014 Official General Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  13. North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
  14. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official Primary Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  15. North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official Primary Election Results, accessed June 18, 2012