Rhode Island State Senate District 2

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Rhode Island State Senate District 2
Current incumbentJuan Pichardo Democratic Party
Population27,838
Ethnicity28.1% Black, 51% Hispanic[1]
Voting age70.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's second state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Juan Pichardo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,838 civilians reside within Rhode Island's second state senate district.[2] 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.[3]

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

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 Juan Pichardo defeated Ramon A. Perez and Ana Quezada in the Democratic primary. Pichardo was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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 Juan Pichardo (D) defeated Ramon A. Perez (I) and Luis E. Pimentel (I) in the general election and was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJuan Pichardo Incumbent 81.4% 5,132
     Independent Ramon A. Perez 11.3% 715
     Independent Luis E. Pimentel 6.9% 435
     Other Write-in 0.4% 25
Total Votes 6,307

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 2 have raised a total of $218,301. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,128 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $21,967 3 $7,322
2010 $37,152 3 $12,384
2008 $35,886 3 $11,962
2006 $49,046 2 $24,523
2004 $42,029 3 $14,010
2002 $28,971 3 $9,657
2000 $3,250 1 $3,250
Total $218,301 18 $12,128
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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