Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39
Current incumbentLarry Valencia Democratic Party
Population14,717
Ethnicity1.3% Black, 1.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's thirty-ninth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Larry Valencia.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,717 civilians reside within Rhode Island's thirty-ninth 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 Larry Valencia was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Justin Price defeated Michael Picillo in the Republican primary. Valencia and Price will face off in the general election.[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 Larry Valencia (D) defeated Clay P. Johnson (R) in the general election and was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Johnson defeated Michael Picillo in the Republican primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Valencia Incumbent 53.5% 3,336
     Republican Clay P. Johnson 46.4% 2,892
     Other Write-in 0.2% 10
Total Votes 6,238
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClay Johnson 54.8% 187
Michael Picillo 45.2% 154
Total Votes 341

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39 have raised a total of $65,882. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,706 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $17,889 3 $5,963
2010 $7,640 2 $3,820
2008 $40,351 6 $6,725
2006 $2 1 $2
2004 $0 1 $0
2002 $0 1 $0
Total $65,882 14 $4,706
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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