North Carolina State Senate District 50

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North Carolina State Senate District 50
Current incumbentJim Davis Republican Party
Population194,102
Race90.14% White, 1.20% Black, 4.64% Native American, 0.55% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.74% Single Race Other, 1.73% Multi-Race
Ethnicity95.91% Non Hispanic, 4.09% Hispanic
Voting age80.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's fiftieth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jim Davis.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 194,102 civilians reside within North Carolina's fiftieth 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 Jim Davis was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jane Hipps defeated Ron Robinson in the Democratic primary. Hipps and Davis 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 Jim Davis (R) defeated John Snow (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the May 8 primary elections.[10][11]

North Carolina State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Davis Incumbent 57.1% 50,421
     Democratic John Snow 42.9% 37,873
Total Votes 88,294

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Carolina State Senate District 50 have raised a total of $3,862,156. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $227,186 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina State Senate District 50
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $973,690 2 $486,845
2010 $1,000,441 3 $333,480
2008 $245,019 2 $122,510
2006 $892,269 5 $178,454
2004 $587,552 3 $195,851
2002 $163,185 2 $81,593
Total $3,862,156 17 $227,186

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