North Carolina State Senate District 44

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North Carolina State Senate District 44
Current incumbentDavid Curtis Republican Party
Population200,108
Race83.61% White, 10.09% Black, 0.34% Native American, 1.48% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.70% Single Race Other, 1.78% Multi-Race
Ethnicity93.62% Non Hispanic, 6.38% Hispanic
Voting age75.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's forty-fourth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator David Curtis.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 200,108 civilians reside within North Carolina's forty-fourth 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. Incumbent David Curtis was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged 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. David Curtis (R) defeated Ross Bulla (D) in the general election. He was opposed in the Republican primary on May 8 by Karen Ray and Chris Carney. Curtis advanced to a primary runoff on July 17, 2012, where he defeated Chris Carney. Bulla was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12]

North Carolina State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Curtis 65.9% 60,167
     Democratic Ross Bulla 34.1% 31,197
Total Votes 91,364
North Carolina State Senate District 44 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Carney (advanced to runoff) 35.1% 8,865
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Curtis (advanced to runoff) 34.1% 8,613
Karen Ray 30.9% 7,809
Total Votes 25,287

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 44 have raised a total of $808,684. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,562 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 44
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $256,591 4 $64,148
2010 $220,926 4 $55,232
2008 $9,156 4 $2,289
2006 $29,595 1 $29,595
2004 $213,368 4 $53,342
2002 $79,048 2 $39,524
Total $808,684 19 $42,562

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