Rhode Island House of Representatives District 48
|Rhode Island House of Representatives District 48|
|Current incumbent||Brian Newberry|
|Ethnicity||0.7% Black, 1.7% Hispanic|
|Voting age||79.4% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,714 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-eighth state house district. Rhode Island state representatives represent an average of 14,034 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,978 residents.
About the chamber
- 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.
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. The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.
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.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Brian Newberry Incumbent||68%||3,465|
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Michael E. Connolly||47.1%||567|
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.
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|
|* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.|
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- Rhode Island Secretary of State - Official Primary Election Results