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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 18

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 18
Current incumbentArthur Handy Democratic Party
Population14,295
Ethnicity8.4% Black, 11.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's eighteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Arthur Handy.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,295 civilians reside within Rhode Island's eighteenth state house district.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[5]

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 Arthur Handy was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Donald Gendron was unopposed in the Republican primary. Handy defeated Gendron in the general election.[6][7][8]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Handy Incumbent 65.7% 2,713
     Republican Donald Gendron 34.3% 1,417
Total Votes 4,130

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 Arthur Handy (D) defeated Donald Gendron (R) and Mark Stoutzenberger (I) in the general election and defeated William Mckenna in the Democratic primary. Gendron was unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Handy Incumbent 62.7% 3,524
     Republican Donald Gendron 20.6% 1,158
     Independent Mark Stoutzenberger 16.5% 929
     Other Write-in 0.1% 7
Total Votes 5,618
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Handy Incumbent 65.8% 850
William McKenna 34.2% 442
Total Votes 1,292

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 18 have raised a total of $120,126. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $6,006 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $26,205 4 $6,551
2010 $17,167 3 $5,722
2008 $10,160 2 $5,080
2006 $12,595 2 $6,298
2004 $21,038 2 $10,519
2002 $28,141 5 $5,628
2000 $4,820 2 $2,410
Total $120,126 20 $6,006
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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