Rhode Island State Senate District 9

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Rhode Island State Senate District 9
Current incumbentAdam Satchell Democratic Party
Population25,529
Ethnicity0.7% Black, 1.4% Hispanic
Voting age75.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Rhode Island's ninth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Adam Satchell.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 25,529 civilians reside within Rhode Island's ninth 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 Adam J. Satchell defeated Debra Tocco in the Democratic primary. Thomas Jones withdrew from the race before the Democratic primary. Michael Pinga is running as an Independent candidate. Satchell and Pinga will face off 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. Adam J. Satchell (D) defeated Paul P Caianiello Jr. (R) in the general election and defeated incumbent Michael Pinga in the Democratic primary. Caianiello was unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam J. Satchell 65.4% 6,618
     Republican Paul P Caianiello Jr. 32.6% 3,305
     Other Other 2% 200
Total Votes 10,123
Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Satchell 58% 1,151
Michael Pinga Incumbent 42% 833
Total Votes 1,984

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Rhode Island State Senate District 9 have raised a total of $325,500. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,700 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Rhode Island State Senate District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $11,312 3 $3,771
2010 $45,680 3 $15,227
2008 $106,659 3 $35,553
2006 $138,745 2 $69,373
2004 $13,718 2 $6,859
2002 $3,811 1 $3,811
2000 $5,575 1 $5,575
Total $325,500 15 $21,700
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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