North Carolina State Senate District 49

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North Carolina State Senate District 49
Current incumbentTerry Van Duyn Democratic Party
Population193,282
Race86.96% White, 6.87% Black, 0.41% Native American, 0.95% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.66% Single Race Other, 2.16% Multi-Race
Ethnicity94.01% Non Hispanic, 5.99% Hispanic
Voting age79.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's forty-ninth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Terry Van Duyn.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 193,282 civilians reside within North Carolina's forty-ninth 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. Mark Crawford defeated R.L. Clark and Clarence Young in the Republican primary, while incumbent Terry Van Duyn was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Van Duyn and Crawford 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 Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) defeated R L Clark (R) in the general election and was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Clark defeated Chancellor Von Henner in the Republican primary.[10][11]

North Carolina State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Incumbent 62% 61,826
     Republican R. L. Clark 38% 37,953
Total Votes 99,779

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 49 have raised a total of $1,374,827. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $91,655 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $302,764 3 $100,921
2010 $544,393 3 $181,464
2008 $84,650 2 $42,325
2006 $84,069 3 $28,023
2004 $68,662 2 $34,331
2002 $290,289 2 $145,145
Total $1,374,827 15 $91,655

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