North Dakota House of Representatives District 6

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North Dakota House of Representatives District 6
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Current incumbentBob Hunskor Democratic Party
Dick Anderson Republican Party
Population12,127
Ethnicity0.39% Black (Voting-Age), 0.88% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age78.73% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Dakota's sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Bob Hunskor and Republican Representative Dick Anderson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 12,127 civilians reside within North Dakota's sixth 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

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 13, 2012. Incumbents Bob Hunskor (D) and Dick Anderson (R) defeated Cindy Shattuck (D) and Myron Hanson (R) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the June 12 primary elections.[6][7]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hunskor Incumbent 28.7% 3,867
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Anderson Incumbent 26.1% 3,521
     Republican Myron Hanson 23.8% 3,206
     Democratic Cindy Shattuck 21.5% 2,899
Total Votes 13,493

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Dakota House of Representatives District 6 have raised a total of $46,734. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $2,921 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Dakota House of Representatives District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $26,250 4 $6,563
2008 $11,076 4 $2,769
2004 $6,783 4 $1,696
2000 $2,625 4 $656
Total $46,734 16 $2,921

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