Rhode Island House of Representatives District 58

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 58
Current incumbentWilliam San Bento, Jr. Democratic Party
Population12,636
Ethnicity22.2% Black, 18% Hispanic
Voting age74.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's fifty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative William San Bento, Jr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 12,636 civilians reside within Rhode Island's fifty-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. Carlos Tobon defeated Joseph Clark in the Democratic primary. Jonathan Vallecilla ran as an Independent candidate. Tobon defeated Vallecilla in the general election.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Tobon 81.6% 1,759
     Independent Jonathan Vallecilla 18.4% 397
Total Votes 2,156

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 William San Bento, Jr. (D) and defeated Carlos Tobon in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam San Bento, Jr. Incumbent 95.8% 3,275
     Other Write-in 4.2% 143
Total Votes 3,418
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 58 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam San Bento, Jr. Incumbent 50% 544
Carlos Tobon 50% 543
Total Votes 1,087

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 58 have raised a total of $217,550. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,129 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 58
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $34,699 2 $17,350
2010 $58,943 4 $14,736
2008 $29,939 1 $29,939
2006 $36,460 1 $36,460
2004 $32,249 2 $16,125
2002 $9,750 1 $9,750
2000 $15,510 1 $15,510
Total $217,550 12 $18,129
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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