South Carolina State Senate District 32
|South Carolina State Senate District 32|
|Current incumbent||Ronnie Sabb|
|Ethnicity||56.4% Black, 2.1% Hispanic|
|Voting age||75.3% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 81,778 civilians reside within South Carolina's thirty-second state senate district. South Carolina state senators represent an average of 100,551 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 87,218 residents.
About the chamber
- A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
- 21 years old at the filing deadline time
- A resident of the district at the filing deadline time
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the South Carolina Legislature are paid $10,400 a year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $131 a day for meals and housing for each statewide session day and committee meeting. Per diem is tied to the federal rate.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.
If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.
A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.
Carl Anderson, Ronnie Sabb, Cezar McKnight and Sam L. Floyd faced off in the September 2 Democratic primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Floyd and Sabb - met in a runoff election on September 16, which Sabb won. Because no Republican candidate filed to run, the Democratic nominee won election by default.
A special election for the position of South Carolina State Senate District 32 was initially called for November 4, concurrent with the 2014 state house elections. A primary election took place on September 2, 2014. Because only Democratic candidates filed to run, the primary instead served as the general election. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 14.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 32, Special Election Runoff, 2014|
|Democratic||Sam L. Floyd||41.2%||6,774|
Elections for the office of South Carolina State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2012. Incumbent J. Yancey McGill (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Cezar McKnight in the Democratic primary.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Yancey McGill Incumbent||96.7%||34,985|
|South Carolina State Senate District 32 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|John Yancey McGill Incumbent||50.3%||6,375|
|Cezar E McKnight||49.7%||6,294|
Since 2000, candidates for South Carolina Senate District 32 have raised a total of $833,081. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $69,423 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, South Carolina Senate District 32|
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