Rhode Island House of Representatives District 44

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 44
Current incumbentGregory Costantino Democratic Party
Population14,578
Ethnicity1% Black, 1.6% Hispanic
Voting age78.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's forty-fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Gregory Costantino.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,578 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-fourth 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. Incumbent Gregory Costantino was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Philip Hirons, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Costantino defeated Hirons in the general election.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Costantino Incumbent 64.3% 3,718
     Republican Philip Hirons, Jr. 35.7% 2,064
Total Votes 5,782

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 Gregory Costantino (D) defeated James Archer (R) in the general election and defeated incumbent Peter Petrarca in the Democratic primary. Archer was unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Costantino 62.1% 4,647
     Republican James Archer 37.8% 2,825
     Other Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 7,480
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Costantino 60% 1,039
Peter Petrarca Incumbent 40% 692
Total Votes 1,731

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 44 have raised a total of $421,780. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,119 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 44
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $140,444 3 $46,815
2010 $63,904 2 $31,952
2008 $44,733 2 $22,367
2006 $62,753 2 $31,377
2004 $56,759 2 $28,380
2002 $47,662 3 $15,887
2000 $5,525 1 $5,525
Total $421,780 15 $28,119
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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