Rhode Island House of Representatives District 35

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 35
Current incumbentSpencer Dickinson Democratic Party
Population14,728
Ethnicity4.5% Black, 4% Hispanic
Voting age84.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's thirty-fifth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Spencer Dickinson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,728 civilians reside within Rhode Island's thirty-fifth 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Spencer Dickinson faced Kathleen Fogarty in the Democratic primary, while Lacey McGreevy was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Note: According to unofficial results, Spencer leads Fogarty by 10 votes with all precincts reporting, which means the race will be decided by mail ballots.[5][6]

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 Spencer Dickinson (D) defeated James Haldeman (R) in the general election and defeated Kathleen Fogarty in the Democratic primary. Haldeman was unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Dickinson Incumbent 54.2% 2,470
     Republican James Haldeman 45.5% 2,074
     Other Write-in 0.3% 15
Total Votes 4,559
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Dickinson Incumbent 52.8% 514
Kathleen Fogarty 47.2% 460
Total Votes 974

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 35 have raised a total of $195,090. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,193 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $32,952 3 $10,984
2010 $26,681 3 $8,894
2008 $35,459 2 $17,730
2006 $69,644 2 $34,822
2004 $24,169 2 $12,085
2002 $5,085 3 $1,695
2000 $1,100 1 $1,100
Total $195,090 16 $12,193
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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