Rhode Island State Senate District 6

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Rhode Island State Senate District 6
Current incumbentHarold Metts Democratic Party
Population28,476
Ethnicity17.8% Black, 21.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's sixth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Harold Metts.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,476 civilians reside within Rhode Island's sixth 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 Harold Metts defeated Mario Mancebo in the Democratic primary. Kendre Rodriguez and Russell Hryzan are running as Independent candidates. Metts, Rodriguez and Hryzan 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 Harold Metts (D) defeated Russell Hyrzan (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Metts Incumbent 91.8% 6,294
     Republican Russell Hryzan 7.8% 532
     Other Other 0.5% 31
Total Votes 6,857

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 6 have raised a total of $82,005. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $6,308 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $10,250 2 $5,125
2010 $5,130 2 $2,565
2008 $11,072 2 $5,536
2006 $9,050 1 $9,050
2004 $32,603 4 $8,151
2002 $13,900 1 $13,900
2000 $0 1 $0
Total $82,005 13 $6,308
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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