North Carolina State Senate District 12

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North Carolina State Senate District 12
Current incumbentRonald Rabin Republican Party
Population191,817
Race69.00% White, 19.58% Black, 1.01% Native American, 0.93% Asian/Pacific Islander, 6.69% Single Race Other, 2.78% Multi-Race
Ethnicity86.84% Non Hispanic, 13.16% Hispanic
Voting age72.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's twelfth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Ronald Rabin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 191,817 civilians reside within North Carolina's twelfth 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 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. Joe Langley defeated James Clark in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ronald Rabin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Langley and Rabin will face off in the general election.[8][9]

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. Ronald Rabin (R) defeated Brad Salmon (D) in the general election. Rabin advanced to a primary runoff after running against Donald S. Davis, Tim McNeill and Daniel Glover in the Republican primary on May 8. Rabin then defeated Donald S. Davis in the runoff on July 17, 2012. Salmon defeated James Clark in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12][13]

North Carolina State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rabin 51% 37,809
     Democratic Brad Salmon 49% 36,337
Total Votes 74,146
North Carolina State Senate District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald S. Davis (advanced to runoff) 37.9% 5,709
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rabin (advanced to runoff) 27.9% 4,195
Tim McNeill 21.1% 3,173
Daniel Glover 13.2% 1,983
Total Votes 15,060

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 12 have raised a total of $3,391,047. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $147,437 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $317,858 6 $52,976
2010 $201,710 2 $100,855
2008 $841,615 4 $210,404
2006 $742,061 2 $371,031
2004 $468,785 1 $468,785
2002 $666,682 3 $222,227
2000 $152,336 5 $30,467
Total $3,391,047 23 $147,437

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