Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46
Current incumbentJeremiah O'Grady Democratic Party
Population14,369
Ethnicity6.2% Black, 8.3% Hispanic
Voting age75.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's forty-sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Jeremiah O'Grady.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,369 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-sixth 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 Jeremiah O'Grady defeated John J. Cullen in the Democratic primary, while Matthew Guerra was unopposed in the Republican primary. O'Grady defeated Guerra in the general election.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah O'Grady Incumbent 66.2% 3,502
     Republican Matthew Guerra 33.8% 1,786
Total Votes 5,288

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 Jeremiah O'Grady (D) defeated Matthew Guerra (R), Paul DiDomenico (I) and Mary Ann Shallcross Smith (I) in the general election and defeated John Douglas Barr II in the Democratic primary. Guerra was unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah O'Grady Incumbent 38.5% 2,738
     Republican Matthew Guerra 32.4% 2,302
     Independent Mary Ann Shallcross Smith 25.7% 1,830
     Independent Paul DiDomenico 3.2% 229
     Other Write-in 0.2% 14
Total Votes 7,113
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah O'Grady Incumbent 64% 785
John Barr II 36% 442
Total Votes 1,227

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46 have raised a total of $194,743. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,273 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $40,965 5 $8,193
2010 $48,924 5 $9,785
2008 $32,302 2 $16,151
2006 $17,899 2 $8,950
2004 $25,566 3 $8,522
2002 $12,840 2 $6,420
2000 $16,247 2 $8,124
Total $194,743 21 $9,273
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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