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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 48
Current incumbentBrian Newberry Republican Party
Population14,714
Ethnicity0.7% Black, 1.7% Hispanic
Voting age79.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's forty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Newberry.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,714 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-eighth 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. Steven Gamache defeated Michael E. Connolly in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Brian Newberry was unopposed in the Republican primary. Newberry defeated Gamache 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 Brian Newberry (R) defeated Michael E. Connolly (D) and Linda Thibault (I) in the general election. Newberry and Connolly were unopposed in their respective primaries.[7][8]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Newberry Incumbent 51.7% 3,577
     Democratic Michael E. Connolly 28.2% 1,954
     Independent Linda Thibault 19.9% 1,380
     Other Write-in 0.1% 10
Total Votes 6,921

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 48 have raised a total of $158,413. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,901 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $24,138 3 $8,046
2010 $45,124 3 $15,041
2008 $18,153 3 $6,051
2006 $37,164 2 $18,582
2004 $28,659 2 $14,330
2002 $3,975 2 $1,988
2000 $1,200 1 $1,200
Total $158,413 16 $9,901
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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