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North Carolina House of Representatives District 1

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 1
Current incumbentBob Steinburg Republican Party
Population82,880
Race76.88% White, 18.93% Black, 0.34% Native American, 0.88% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.31% Single Race Other, 1.67% Multi-Race[1]
Ethnicity97.08% Non Hispanic, 2.92% Hispanic
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Bob Steinburg.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 82,880 civilians reside within North Carolina's first state house district.[2] North Carolina state representatives represent an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. North Carolina legislators assume office the first day of the new General Assembly in January.

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement.[6][7] When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat.[8] The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Bob Steinburg was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Garry Meiggs was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Steinburg defeated Meiggs in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Steinburg Incumbent 60.9% 15,713
     Democratic Garry Meiggs 39.1% 10,082
Total Votes 25,795

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 29, 2012. Bob Steinburg (R) defeated Bill Luton (D) in the general election and Owen Etheridge in the Republican primary. Luton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. [13][14][15]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Steinburg 56.3% 21,505
     Democratic Bill Luton 43.7% 16,663
Total Votes 38,168
North Carolina House of Representatives District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Steinburg 60.2% 3,690
Owen Etheridge 39.8% 2,439
Total Votes 6,129

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 1 have raised a total of $725,112. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $72,511 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $232,534 3 $77,511
2010 $183,272 2 $91,636
2008 $96,239 1 $96,239
2006 $98,975 1 $98,975
2004 $50,800 1 $50,800
2002 $36,101 1 $36,101
2000 $27,191 1 $27,191
Total $725,112 10 $72,511

See also

External links

References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us "North Carolina General Assembly 2010 Census," accessed October 18, 2013
  3. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2010 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section, Article II, Section 10)
  7. 7.0 7.1 North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(a), NC General Statutes)
  8. North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 163-11(b-d), NC General Statutes)
  9. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
  11. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 Official Primary Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "11/04/2014 Official General Election Results - Statewide," accessed December 5, 2014
  13. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Official General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2013
  14. North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 5, 2012
  15. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed June 22, 2012