North Dakota State Senate District 23

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North Dakota State Senate District 23
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Current incumbentJoan Heckaman Democratic Party
Population13,072
Ethnicity0.27% Black (Voting-Age), 0.89% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age73.57% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
North Dakota's twenty-third state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Joan Heckaman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,072 civilians reside within North Dakota's twenty-third state senate district.[1] North Dakota state senators 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 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.

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

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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate 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 Joan Heckaman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Jacobson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Heckaman defeated Jacobson in the general election.[6][7][8]

North Dakota State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Heckaman Incumbent 56.2% 2,946
     Republican John Jacobson 43.8% 2,300
Total Votes 5,246


2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate 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 Joan Heckaman (D) defeated Frank Walker (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 8 primary elections.[9][10]

North Dakota State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Heckaman Incumbent 58.3% 2,799
     Republican Frank Walker 41.7% 1,998
Total Votes 4,797

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Dakota State Senate District 23 have raised a total of $27,782. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,473 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Dakota State Senate District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $8,950 2 $4,475
2006 $8,307 3 $2,769
2002 $10,525 3 $3,508
Total $27,782 8 $3,473

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