Rhode Island State Senate District 23

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Rhode Island State Senate District 23
Current incumbentPaul Fogarty Democratic Party
Population28,574
Ethnicity0.4% Black, 1.1% Hispanic
Voting age78% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Rhode Island's twenty-third state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Paul Fogarty.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,574 civilians reside within Rhode Island's twenty-third 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 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 Paul Fogarty was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lauri Archambault ran as an Independent candidate. Fogarty defeated Archambault in the general election.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Fogarty Incumbent 59.8% 5,215
     Independent Lauri Archambault 40.2% 3,503
Total Votes 8,718

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 Paul Fogarty (D) defeated Julian P. Forgue (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Fogarty Incumbent 59% 7,513
     Republican Julian P. Forgue 40.9% 5,201
     Other Write-in 0.1% 14
Total Votes 12,728

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 23 have raised a total of $262,264. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,733 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $70,175 2 $35,088
2010 $54,703 2 $27,352
2008 $56,096 2 $28,048
2006 $24,840 1 $24,840
2004 $26,315 3 $8,772
2002 $2,800 2 $1,400
2000 $27,335 2 $13,668
Total $262,264 14 $18,733
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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