North Carolina State Senate District 15

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North Carolina State Senate District 15
Current incumbentNeal Hunt Republican Party
Population188,841
Race82.39% White, 9.88% Black, 0.27% Native American, 3.57% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.87% Single Race Other, 2.03% Multi-Race
Ethnicity94.85% Non Hispanic, 5.15% Hispanic
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's fifteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Neal Hunt.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 188,841 civilians reside within North Carolina's fifteenth 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. Tom Bradshaw was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jim Fulghum defeated Apryl Major in the Republican primary. Fulghum withdrew from the race on July 3, 2014, citing ongoing treatment for cancer. He was replaced by John Alexander (R). Alexander defeated Bradshaw in the general election.[8][9]

North Carolina State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Alexander 50.4% 41,366
     Democratic Tom Bradshaw 49.6% 40,665
Total Votes 82,031

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 Neal Hunt (R) defeated Sig Hutchinson (D) in the general election and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hutchinson was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

North Carolina State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Hunt Incumbent 59.7% 72,652
     Democratic Sig Hutchinson 40.3% 49,050
Total Votes 121,702

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 15 have raised a total of $1,596,851. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $84,045 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $599,424 2 $299,712
2010 $167,124 2 $83,562
2008 $256,568 3 $85,523
2006 $214,008 2 $107,004
2004 $93,294 4 $23,324
2002 $127,898 4 $31,975
2000 $138,535 2 $69,268
Total $1,596,851 19 $84,045

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