Rhode Island House of Representatives District 68

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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 68
Current incumbentKenneth Marshall Democratic Party
Population12,966
Ethnicity0.8% Black, 1.5% Hispanic
Voting age83.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's sixty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Kenneth Marshall.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 12,966 civilians reside within Rhode Island's sixty-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 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 Kenneth Marshall will face John W. Hanley in the Democratic primary.[5]

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. Kenneth Marshall (D) defeated Michael J. Donahue (R) in the general election and defeated John W. Hanley in the Democratic primary. Donahue was unopposed in the Republican primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth A. Marshall 63.2% 4,101
     Republican Michael J. Donahue 36.6% 2,376
     Other Write-in 0.2% 11
Total Votes 6,488
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Marshall 62.8% 744
John Hanley 37.2% 441
Total Votes 1,185

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 68 have raised a total of $216,757. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,450 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island House of Representatives District 68
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $10,625 3 $3,542
2010 $88,959 3 $29,653
2008 $43,010 2 $21,505
2006 $48,628 3 $16,209
2004 $16,875 1 $16,875
2002 $6,225 2 $3,113
2000 $2,435 1 $2,435
Total $216,757 15 $14,450
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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