North Carolina State Senate District 21
|North Carolina State Senate District 21|
|Current incumbent||Ben Clark|
|Race||35.39% White, 50.23% Black, 3.37% Native American, 2.16% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4.03% Single Race Other, 4.83% Multi-Race|
|Ethnicity||89.52% Non Hispanic, 10.48% Hispanic|
|Voting age||72.0% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 183,202 civilians reside within North Carolina's twenty-first state senate district. North Carolina state senators represent an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 160,986 residents.
About the office
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.
- 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.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement. 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. 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.
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 Ben Clark defeated Sylvia Adamczyk, Billy R. King and Eronomy Smith in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Billy R. King||33.5%||3,860|
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. Ben Clark (D) was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. He advanced to a primary runoff after running against Larry Shaw, Eronomy Smith, Allen Thomas, Jr., Curtis Worthy and Billy R. King in the Democratic primary on May 8. He then defeated Billy R. King in the July 17, 2012 runoff.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012|
Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 21 have raised a total of $867,298. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,907 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 21|
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- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
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