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North Carolina State Senate District 31
Current incumbentVacant
Population199,875
Race87.34% White, 6.49% Black, 0.28% Native American, 1.60% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.83% Single Race Other, 1.45% Multi-Race
Ethnicity94.49% Non Hispanic, 5.51% Hispanic
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's thirty-first state senate district is currently Vacant.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 199,875 civilians reside within North Carolina's thirty-first 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Joyce Krawiec defeated Dempsey Brewer and Steve Wiles in the Republican primary, while John K. Motsinger, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Motsinger and Krawiec 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 Peter S. Brunstetter (R) defeated Delmas Parker (D) in the general election and ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. Parker was unopposed in the Democratic primary. [10][11]

North Carolina State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter S. Brunstetter Incumbent 69% 71,806
     Democratic Delmas Parker 31% 32,298
Total Votes 104,104

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 31 have raised a total of $1,150,910. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $104,628 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 31
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $289,427 2 $144,714
2010 $239,778 1 $239,778
2008 $116,040 1 $116,040
2006 $417,807 3 $139,269
2004 $26,467 1 $26,467
2002 $43,784 2 $21,892
2000 $17,607 1 $17,607
Total $1,150,910 11 $104,628

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