Rhode Island State Senate District 3

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Rhode Island State Senate District 3
Current incumbentGayle Goldin Democratic Party
Population29,774
Ethnicity16.3% Black, 58.6% Hispanic
Voting age69.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's third state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Gayle Goldin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,774 civilians reside within Rhode Island's 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 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 Gayle Goldin defeated Christopher Wall in the Democratic primary. Goldin is unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

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. [[Gayle Goldin]} (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Maryellen Butke in the Democratic primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Goldin 96.7% 8,437
     Other Write-in 3.3% 291
Total Votes 8,728
Rhode Island State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Goldin 57.3% 2,225
Maryellen Butke 42.7% 1,657
Total Votes 3,882

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 3 have raised a total of $326,257. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $23,304 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $54,192 2 $27,096
2010 $71,589 3 $23,863
2008 $26,901 1 $26,901
2006 $52,440 2 $26,220
2004 $102,508 3 $34,169
2002 $17,827 2 $8,914
2000 $800 1 $800
Total $326,257 14 $23,304
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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