Rhode Island House of Representatives District 63

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 63
Current incumbentKatherine Kazarian Democratic Party
Population13,948
Ethnicity6.7% Black, 3.5% Hispanic[1]
Voting age81.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's sixty-third state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Katherine Kazarian.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,948 civilians reside within Rhode Island's sixty-third state house district.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[5]

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 Katherine Kazarian was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Danielle Boucher (I) was removed from the ballot before the primary. Kazarian was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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. Katherine Kazarian (D) defeated David Sullivan (I) in the general election and defeated Robert Britto, Samuel Lovett and Charles Tsonos in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine S Kazarian Incumbent 69.7% 4,227
     Independent David Sullivan 30% 1,816
     Other Write-in 0.3% 18
Total Votes 6,061
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 63 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Kazarian 36.7% 829
Robert Britto 28.7% 649
Charles Tsonos 22.9% 517
Samuel Lovett 11.7% 265
Total Votes 2,260

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 63 have raised a total of $228,940. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,467 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 63
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $56,301 6 $9,384
2010 $22,990 1 $22,990
2008 $38,119 5 $7,624
2006 $4,050 1 $4,050
2004 $31,705 2 $15,853
2002 $0 1 $0
2000 $75,775 1 $75,775
Total $228,940 17 $13,467
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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