Rhode Island House of Representatives District 26

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 26
Current incumbentPatricia Morgan Republican Party
Population14,336
Ethnicity2.1% Black, 3.4% Hispanic
Voting age79.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's twenty-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Patricia Morgan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,336 civilians reside within Rhode Island's twenty-sixth 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. Nicholas Denice was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Patricia Morgan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Paul Caianiello, Jr. ran as a Moderate candidate. Morgan defeated Denice and Caianiello in the general election.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Morgan Incumbent 50.2% 2,104
     Democratic Nicholas Denice 43.3% 1,816
     Moderate Paul Caianiello, Jr. 6.6% 275
Total Votes 4,195

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 Patricia Morgan (R) defeated Nicholas Denice (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Morgan Incumbent 52.1% 2,849
     Democratic Nicholas Denice 47.6% 2,603
     Other Write-in 0.3% 15
Total Votes 5,467

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 26 have raised a total of $920,272. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $83,661 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $19,822 2 $9,911
2010 $23,875 3 $7,958
2008 $294,965 1 $294,965
2006 $273,776 1 $273,776
2004 $299,899 2 $149,950
2002 $7,935 1 $7,935
2000 $0 1 $0
Total $920,272 11 $83,661
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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