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Rhode Island State Senate District 13
Current incumbentM. Teresa Paiva Weed Democratic Party
Population27,057
Ethnicity6.9% Black, 5.6% Hispanic
Voting age83% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's thirteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator M. Teresa Paiva Weed.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,057 civilians reside within Rhode Island's thirteenth state senate district.[1] Rhode Island state senators represent an average of 27,699 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 27,587 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Rhode Island State Senate 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 lays out the requirements for officeholders of Rhode Island's state government.

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 senate, 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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 M. Teresa Paiva Weed is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael W. Smith is unopposed in the Republican primary.[5]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D) defeated Geoffrey William Cook (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngM. Teresa Paiva Weed Incumbent 70.1% 7,757
     Republican Republican 29.7% 3,283
     Other Write-in 0.2% 22
Total Votes 11,062

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 13 have raised a total of $691,539. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $53,195 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $198,006 2 $99,003
2010 $216,922 2 $108,461
2008 $114,551 2 $57,276
2006 $71,319 1 $71,319
2004 $68,026 2 $34,013
2002 $20,715 3 $6,905
2000 $2,000 1 $2,000
Total $691,539 13 $53,195
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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