Rhode Island House of Representatives District 40

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 40
Current incumbentMichael Chippendale Republican Party
Population14,561
Ethnicity0.5% Black, 0.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age78.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's fortieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Michael Chippendale.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,561 civilians reside within Rhode Island's fortieth 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. Joseph Cardillo was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael Chippendale was unopposed in the Republican primary. Chippendale defeated Cardillo in the general election.[6][7][8]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Chippendale Incumbent 68.2% 3,583
     Democratic Joseph Cardillo 31.8% 1,668
Total Votes 5,251

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 Michael Chippendale (R) defeated Lauri Archambault (D) in the general election and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Archambault defeated Jon Restivo in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Chippendale Incumbent 58.4% 4,065
     Democratic Lauri Archambault 41.5% 2,883
     Other Write-in 0.1% 7
Total Votes 6,955
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauri Archambault 51.6% 243
Jon Restivo 48.4% 228
Total Votes 471

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 40 have raised a total of $142,600. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,186 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $24,891 3 $8,297
2010 $40,822 3 $13,607
2008 $19,908 2 $9,954
2006 $35,888 2 $17,944
2004 $476 1 $476
2002 $17,433 2 $8,717
2000 $3,182 1 $3,182
Total $142,600 14 $10,186
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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