North Carolina State Senate District 26

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North Carolina State Senate District 26
Current incumbentPhil Berger Republican Party
Population191,444
Race78.78% White, 15.08% Black, 0.33% Native American, 1.91% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.08% Single Race Other, 1.81% Multi-Race
Ethnicity95.36% Non Hispanic, 4.64% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's twenty-sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Phil Berger.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 191,444 civilians reside within North Carolina's twenty-sixth 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. Incumbent Phil Berger was unopposed in the Republican primary, while William E. Osborne was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Berger and Osborne 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. Incumbent Phil Berger (R) defeated Bobby R. Stanley (D) in the general election, and defeated Bobby Coffer in the May 8 Republican primary. Stanley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. [10][11][12]

North Carolina State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger Incumbent 61.1% 58,276
     Democratic Bobby R. Stanley 38.9% 37,092
Total Votes 95,368
North Carolina State Senate District 26 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger Incumbent 87.1% 19,414
Bobby Coffer 12.9% 2,874
Total Votes 22,288

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 26 have raised a total of $2,905,538. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $193,703 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,589,047 3 $529,682
2010 $614,743 1 $614,743
2008 $209,287 1 $209,287
2006 $292,730 3 $97,577
2004 $102,780 3 $34,260
2002 $72,665 3 $24,222
2000 $24,286 1 $24,286
Total $2,905,538 15 $193,703

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