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North Dakota House of Representatives District 23

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North Dakota House of Representatives District 23
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Current incumbentDon Vigesaa Republican Party
William Devlin Republican Party
Population13,072
Ethnicity0.27% Black (Voting-Age), 0.89% Hispanic (Voting-Age)[1]
Voting age73.57% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
North Dakota's twenty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Don Vigesaa and Republican Representative William Devlin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,072 civilians reside within North Dakota's twenty-third state house district.[2] North Dakota state representatives represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.[4]

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).[5]

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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Don Vigesaa and incumbent William Devlin were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Austin Langley and Ben Vig were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Vigesaa and Devlin defeated Langley and Vig in the general election.[7][8][9]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Vigesaa Incumbent 30.6% 3,016
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Devlin Incumbent 27.3% 2,689
     Democratic Ben Vig 22.3% 2,199
     Democratic Austin Langley 19.7% 1,938
Total Votes 9,842


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. Incumbent Don Vigesaa (R) and William Devlin (R) defeated incumbent Ben Vig (D) and Erich Steven Longie (D) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the June 8 primary elections.[10][11]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Vigesaa Incumbent 30.8% 2,771
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Devlin 26.1% 2,351
     Democratic Ben Vig Incumbent 25.3% 2,277
     Democratic Erich Steven Longie 17.9% 1,612
Total Votes 9,011

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 have raised a total of $40,889. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,407 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Dakota House of Representatives District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $19,535 4 $4,884
2006 $12,754 4 $3,189
2002 $8,600 4 $2,150
Total $40,889 12 $3,407

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