Rhode Island State Senate District 16

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Rhode Island State Senate District 16
Current incumbentElizabeth Crowley Democratic Party
Population28,364
Ethnicity13.5% Black, 45.2% Hispanic
Voting age72.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's sixteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Crowley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,364 civilians reside within Rhode Island's sixteenth 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley defeated Christine Lachapelle-Miller in the Democratic primary. Daniel Bidondi is running as an Independent candidate. Crowley and Bidondi will face off in the general election.[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 Elizabeth Crowley (D) defeated Nicholas S. Gelfuso (M) in the general election and defeated Joseph P. Moran III in the Democratic primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Crowley Incumbent 89.7% 4,616
     Moderate Nicholas S. Gelfuso 10.2% 523
     Other Write-in 0.2% 9
Total Votes 5,148
Rhode Island State Senate, District 16 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Crowley Incumbent 67.8% 1,189
Joseph Moran III 32.2% 564
Total Votes 1,753

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 16 have raised a total of $174,399. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $11,627 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $24,711 3 $8,237
2010 $27,723 3 $9,241
2008 $52,267 3 $17,422
2006 $29,243 1 $29,243
2004 $31,505 1 $31,505
2002 $4,125 2 $2,063
2000 $4,825 2 $2,413
Total $174,399 15 $11,627

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