North Dakota State Senate District 20
|North Dakota State Senate District 20|
|Current incumbent||Philip Murphy|
|Ethnicity||0.51% Black (Voting-Age), 1.58% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||77.64% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 12,348 civilians reside within North Dakota's twentieth state senate district. North Dakota state senators represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.
About the office
Members of the North Dakota State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Approximately half of the members are elected to four-year terms every two years. 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.
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.
- 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).
Whenever there is an vacancy in the senate, it must be filled by the district committee of the political party that currently holds the seat. A replacement must be named no later than 21 days after the vacancy. If more than 828 days are remaining in the vacant senator's term, the replacement can serve in a interim basis until the next scheduled general election. It would be up to the Governor to schedule a special election in order to determine a permanent replacement.
Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate 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. Incumbent Philip Murphy (D) defeated Melvin Erdmann (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 12 primary elections.
|North Dakota State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Philip Murphy Incumbent||53.7%||3,307|
Since 2000, candidates for North Dakota State Senate District 20 have raised a total of $18,089. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $2,584 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, North Dakota State Senate District 20|
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly
- North Dakota State Senate
- North Dakota House of Representatives
- North Dakota state legislative districts
- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- www.publicmapping.org/ "North Dakota 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 22, 2013
- U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
- www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- North Dakota Legislature, "North Dakota Century Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Primary results," accessed December 5, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 General election results," accessed December 5, 2013