Ohio State Senate District 26
|Ohio State Senate District 26|
|Current incumbent||Dave Burke|
|Ethnicity||3.06% Black (Voting-Age), 2.64% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||75.81% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 347,609 civilians reside within Ohio's twenty-sixth state senate district. Ohio state senators represent an average of 349,591 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 344,035 residents.
About the office
Article 2, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution states: Senators and representatives shall have resided in their respective districts one year next preceding their election, unless they shall have been absent on the public business of the United States, or of this state.
Article 2, Section 5 of the Ohio Constitution states: No person hereafter convicted of an embezzlement of the public funds, shall hold any office in this state; nor shall any person, holding public money for disbursement, or otherwise, have a seat in the General Assembly, until he shall have accounted for, and paid such money into the treasury.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the Ohio Legislature are paid $60,584/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.
- See also: State legislatures with term limits
The Ohio legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Ohio Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Ohio senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms, or a total of eight years.
The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the senate, the members of the senate must vote on a replacement. Only members of the party that last held the seat can vote on a replacement. A simple majority vote is needed to approve a replacement.
- See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012
Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 6, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 7, 2011. Incumbent Dave Burke (R) defeated Tanyce J. Addison (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the March 6 primary elections.
|Ohio State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dave Burke Incumbent||60.3%||86,055|
|Democratic||Tanyce J. Addison||39.7%||56,741|
Since 2000, candidates for Ohio State Senate District 26 have raised a total of $1,089,987. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $136,248 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Ohio State Senate District 26|
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- Ohio Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Senate General Election Results,” accessed October 25, 2013
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012