North Carolina State Senate District 48

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North Carolina State Senate District 48
Current incumbentTom Apodaca Republican Party
Population184,866
Race89.59% White, 3.49% Black, 0.38% Native American, 1.21% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.50% Single Race Other, 1.83% Multi-Race
Ethnicity92.39% Non Hispanic, 7.61% Hispanic
Voting age79.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's forty-eighth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Tom Apodaca.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 184,866 civilians reside within North Carolina's forty-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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Tom Apodaca was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Rick Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Apodaca and Wood 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 Tom Apodaca (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Fremont V. Brown III in the Republican Primary.[10][11][12]

North Carolina State Senate, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Apodaca Incumbent 100% 62,736
Total Votes 62,736
North Carolina State Senate District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Apodaca Incumbent 72.9% 18,950
Fremont V. Brown III 27.1% 7,039
Total Votes 25,989

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 48 have raised a total of $1,487,689. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $114,438 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $479,014 2 $239,507
2010 $281,076 2 $140,538
2008 $219,472 1 $219,472
2006 $211,978 1 $211,978
2004 $173,021 2 $86,511
2002 $123,128 5 $24,626
Total $1,487,689 13 $114,438

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