Rhode Island House of Representatives District 27

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 27
Current incumbentPatricia Serpa Democratic Party
Population13,447
Ethnicity2.1% Black, 2.2% Hispanic[1]
Voting age81.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's twenty-seventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Patricia Serpa.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,447 civilians reside within Rhode Island's twenty-seventh 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 Patricia Serpa was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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 Serpa (D) defeated Kyle Pendola (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Serpa Incumbent 68.2% 4,142
     Republican Kyle Pendola 31.7% 1,925
     Other Write-in 0.1% 9
Total Votes 6,076

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 27 have raised a total of $178,492. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,916 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $16,931 2 $8,466
2010 $46,973 3 $15,658
2008 $47,243 4 $11,811
2006 $15,932 2 $7,966
2004 $24,877 2 $12,439
2002 $26,536 4 $6,634
2000 $0 1 $0
Total $178,492 18 $9,916
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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