Oklahoma State Senate District 42

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Oklahoma State Senate District 42
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Current incumbentJack Fry Republican Party
Population76,564
RaceWhite 73.65%, Black or African American 0.50%, American Indian and Alaska Native 22.65%, Asian 0.98%, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.47%, Other 1.75%; Two or More Races 8.45%
EthnicityHispanic or Latino 3.99%
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Oklahoma's forty-second state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jack Fry.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 76,564 civilians reside within Oklahoma's forty-second state senate district.[1] Oklahoma state senators represent an average of 78,153 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 71,889 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Oklahoma State Senate serve four-year terms with term limits.[4] Oklahoma legislators assume office November 17th.

Qualifications

Article 5, Section 17 of the Oklahoma Constitution states: "Members of the Senate shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and members of the House of Representatives twenty-one years of age at the time of their election. They shall be qualified electors in their respective counties or districts and shall reside in their respective counties or districts during their term of office."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Oklahoma Legislature are paid $38,400/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $147/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Oklahoma legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Oklahoma Term Limits Act in 1990. That initiative says that Oklahoma state legislators senators are subject to term limits of no more than twelve years in the Oklahoma State Legislature. These 12 years can be served in any combination of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[6]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1990 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2004.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor must call for a special election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. No special election can be called if the vacancy happens after March 1st during the year the seat is set to expire.[7]

The only exception to the March 1st deadline is for Senators who resign with two or more years left in their term during an election year. If the resignation was announced before June 1st and the effective date is scheduled for after the general election, a special election can be called.[8]

The person who wins the special election serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Jack Fry defeated Greg Childers in the Republican primary, while Hiawatha N. Bouldin, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Charles Thompson ran as an Independent candidate. Fry defeated Bouldin and Thompson in the general election.[10][11][12]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 42 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Fry 60.4% 10,051
     Democratic Hiawatha Bouldin 32.2% 5,357
     Independent Charles Thompson 7.5% 1,245
Total Votes 16,653

2010

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 26, 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 Cliff Aldridge (R) defeated Mike Kelly (D) in the general election and defeated James Lane in the Republican primary. Kelly was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[13][14]

State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Aldridge Incumbent 68.3% 14,954
     Democratic Mike Kelly 31.7% 6,934
Total Votes 21,888
Oklahoma State Senate District 42 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Aldridge Incumbent 76.3% 4,213
James Lane 23.7% 1,306
Total Votes 5,519

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Oklahoma State Senate District 42 have raised a total of $933,911. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $77,826 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Oklahoma State Senate District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $100,962 1 $100,962
2010 $368,132 3 $122,711
2008 $6,865 1 $6,865
2006 $67,907 2 $33,954
2004 $7,290 1 $7,290
2002 $382,755 3 $127,585
2000 $0 1 $0
Total $933,911 12 $77,826

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