North Dakota State Senate District 31

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North Dakota State Senate District 31
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Current incumbentDonald Schaible Republican Party
Population13,907
Ethnicity0.19% Black (Voting-Age), 0.66% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age73.21% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Dakota's thirty-first state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Donald Schaible.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,907 civilians reside within North Dakota's thirty-first 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 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 Donald Schaible was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Kristen Vesledahl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Vesledahl and Schaible will face off in the general election.[6][7]

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. Donald Schaible (R) defeated Rodney J Froelich (D) and George Hsu (I) in the general election. All three candidates were unopposed in the June 8 primary elections.[8][9]

North Dakota State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Schaible 53.2% 2,592
     Democratic Rodney Froelich 37.3% 1,819
     Independent George Hsu 9.5% 464
Total Votes 4,875

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for North Dakota State Senate District 31 have raised a total of $34,352. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,907 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Dakota State Senate District 31
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $14,202 3 $4,734
2006 $8,325 2 $4,163
2002 $11,825 2 $5,913
Total $34,352 7 $4,907

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