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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 45

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 45
Current incumbentMia Ackerman Democratic Party
Population13,839
Ethnicity1.5% Black, 2.5% Hispanic[1]
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's forty-fifth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Mia Ackerman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,839 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-fifth 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 Mia Ackerman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Simoes was removed from the ballot before the primary. Ackerman 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. Mia Ackerman (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated incumbent Rene Menard in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMia Ackerman 96.6% 4,992
     Other Write-in 3.4% 177
Total Votes 5,169
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMia Ackerman 54.2% 1,065
Rene Menard Incumbent 45.8% 900
Total Votes 1,965

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 45 have raised a total of $317,017. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,814 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $45,638 2 $22,819
2010 $53,199 4 $13,300
2008 $44,883 2 $22,442
2006 $56,264 2 $28,132
2004 $102,858 4 $25,715
2002 $13,475 1 $13,475
2000 $700 1 $700
Total $317,017 16 $19,814
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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