Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
Current incumbentVacant
Population13,323
Ethnicity7.4% Black, 10.5% Hispanic
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's forty-ninth state house district is currently vacant.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,323 civilians reside within Rhode Island's forty-ninth 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 will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Michael Morin is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[5]

Special election

See also: Rhode Island state legislative special elections, 2014

Michael Morin defeated Douglas Brown and Mark Chenot in the January 21 Democratic primary. Morin defeated write-in candidates in the special election, which took place on February 25.[6][7][8][9]

The seat was vacant following Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's (D) election as Mayor of Woonsocket.[10]

A special election for the position of Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49 was called for February 25, with a primary on January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 13, 2013.[11]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Morin 52.1% 373
Douglas Brown 46.6% 334
Mark Chenot 1.3% 9
Total Votes 716

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 Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D) defeated Michael Moniz (I) in the general election and defeated Stuart Gitlow and Michael Morin in the Democratic primary.[12][13]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Baldelli-Hunt Incumbent 82.2% 2,600
     Independent Michael Moniz 16.2% 513
     Other Write-in 1.6% 51
Total Votes 3,164
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Baldelli-Hunt Incumbent 63.8% 727
Michael Morin 29.3% 334
Stuart Gitlow 6.8% 78
Total Votes 1,139

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49 have raised a total of $49,683. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,549 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $21,426 4 $5,357
2010 $3,008 2 $1,504
2008 $28 1 $28
2006 $4,277 1 $4,277
2004 $15,074 2 $7,537
2002 $3,000 2 $1,500
2000 $2,870 2 $1,435
Total $49,683 14 $3,549
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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