North Dakota House of Representatives District 13

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North Dakota House of Representatives District 13
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Current incumbentAlon Wieland Republican Party
Kim Koppelman Republican Party
Population18,314
Ethnicity1.74% Black (Voting-Age), 1.41% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age74% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Dakota's thirteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Alon Wieland and Republican Representative Kim Koppelman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,314 civilians reside within North Dakota's thirteenth state house district.[1] North Dakota state representatives represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Generally, members from even-numbered districts are elected in U.S. presidential election years (2012, 2008, 2004, etc.) and members from odd-numbered districts are elected in general election years offset by two years from U.S. presidential elections (2010, 2006, 2002, etc.). North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st. North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st.

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution states: State Senators and Representatives must be, on the day of the election, qualified voters in the district from which they are chosen and a resident of the state for one year preceding election to office.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Dakota Legislature are paid $152/day during legislative sessions and for attending interim committee meetings. Legislators receive lodging reimbursements up to $1,351/month (vouchered).[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Under North Dakota law, any vacancy in the house is filled by the district committee of the political party that holds the seat. A replacement must be named within 21 days of the vacancy. If more than 828 days are left in the term, the appointed person must serve until the next general election when the Governor can call for a special election.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Kim Koppelman and Christopher Olson were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jaci Stofferahn and Scott Brand were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Koppelman, Olson, Stofferahn and Brand will face off in the general election.[6][7]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 8, 2010. Incumbents Alon Wieland (R) and Kim Koppelman (R) defeated Mary C Tintes (D) and Michael Halverson (D) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the June 8 primary elections.[8][9]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Koppelman Incumbent 32.9% 3,652
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlon Wieland Incumbent 31.1% 3,461
     Democratic Mary C Tintes 18.5% 2,058
     Democratic Michael Halverson 17.5% 1,941
Total Votes 11,112

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Dakota House of Representatives District 13 have raised a total of $31,000. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $2,583 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Dakota House of Representatives District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $16,325 4 $4,081
2006 $10,925 4 $2,731
2002 $3,750 4 $938
Total $31,000 12 $2,583

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