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North Carolina State Senate District 47

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North Carolina State Senate District 47
Current incumbentRalph Hise Republican Party
Population187,477
Race90.39% White, 5.29% Black, 0.33% Native American, 0.48% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.09% Single Race Other, 1.42% Multi-Race[1]
Ethnicity95.85% Non Hispanic, 4.15% Hispanic
Voting age78.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Carolina's forty-seventh state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Ralph Hise.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 187,477 civilians reside within North Carolina's forty-seventh state senate district.[2] North Carolina state senators represent an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 160,986 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6][7] 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.[8] 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.[7]

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 Ralph Hise defeated Michael Lavender in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10]

North Carolina State Senate, District 47 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hise Incumbent 62% 8,378
Michael Lavender 38% 5,127
Total Votes 13,505

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 Ralph Hise (R) defeated Phil Feagan (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[11][12]

North Carolina State Senate, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hise Incumbent 56.5% 46,415
     Democratic Phil Feagan 43.5% 35,799
Total Votes 82,214

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 47 have raised a total of $4,725,293. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $262,516 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 47
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $499,041 2 $249,521
2010 $1,308,858 4 $327,215
2008 $652,610 2 $326,305
2006 $868,948 2 $434,474
2004 $876,342 2 $438,171
2002 $519,494 6 $86,582
Total $4,725,293 18 $262,516

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