North Carolina State Senate District 38

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North Carolina State Senate District 38
Current incumbentJoel Ford Democratic Party
Population183,694
Race32.22% White, 53.73% Black, 0.53% Native American, 5.75% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5.00% Single Race Other, 2.77% Multi-Race
Ethnicity90.06% Non Hispanic, 9.94% Hispanic
Voting age74.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's thirty-eighth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Joel Ford.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 183,694 civilians reside within North Carolina's thirty-eighth 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 Joel Ford was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Rivette was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ford and Rivette 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. Joel Ford (D) defeated Richard Rivette (R) in the general election and Jamison Lawson in the Democratic primary. Rivette defeated James Soder in the Republican primary. [10][11][12][13]

North Carolina State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Ford 80.2% 65,715
     Republican Richard Rivette 19.8% 16,214
Total Votes 81,929
North Carolina State Senate District 38 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Ford 52.2% 7,877
Charlie Dannelly (dropped out but on ballot) 30.3% 4,569
Jamison Lawson 17.6% 2,658
Total Votes 15,104

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 38 have raised a total of $297,215. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,153 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $98,448 5 $19,690
2010 $31,218 2 $15,609
2008 $41,586 3 $13,862
2006 $40,649 1 $40,649
2004 $32,657 2 $16,329
2002 $12,150 1 $12,150
2000 $40,507 7 $5,787
Total $297,215 21 $14,153

See also

External links

References

  1. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us, "North Carolina General Assembly 2010 Census," accessed October 17, 2013
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section, Article II, Section 10)
  6. 6.0 6.1 North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(a), NC General Statutes)
  7. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(b-d), NC General Statutes)
  8. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
  9. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  11. North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 9, 2012
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official Primary Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  13. Charlotte Observer, "N.C. Legislature - Mecklenburg: Earle wins 9th term; Aneralla, Tarte battling," May 9, 2012