Rhode Island House of Representatives District 11

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 11
Current incumbentGrace Diaz Democratic Party
Population14,402
Ethnicity29.3% Black, 57.5% Hispanic
Voting age70.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's eleventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Grace Diaz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,402 civilians reside within Rhode Island's eleventh state house district.[1] Rhode Island state representatives represent an average of 14,034 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,978 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Rhode Island legislators assume office the first Tuesday in January.

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Rhode Island Legislature are paid $14,185.95/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Secretary of State must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year.[3] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Grace Diaz defeated Laura Perez in the Democratic primary. Diaz was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 27, 2012. Incumbent Grace Diaz (D) defeated Christian Chirino (R) in the general election and defeated Laura Perez in the Democratic primary. Chirino was unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Diaz Incumbent 92.5% 3,372
     Republican Christian Chirino 7.2% 261
     Other Write-in 0.3% 11
Total Votes 3,644
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Diaz Incumbent 77.7% 936
Laura Perez 22.3% 268
Total Votes 1,204

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 11 have raised a total of $177,606. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,867 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $11,960 3 $3,987
2010 $21,810 2 $10,905
2008 $36,500 3 $12,167
2006 $63,450 3 $21,150
2004 $39,235 4 $9,809
2002 $3,249 2 $1,625
2000 $1,402 1 $1,402
Total $177,606 18 $9,867
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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