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North Carolina House of Representatives District 49
Current incumbentJim Fulghum Republican Party
Population83,266
Race84.32% White, 8.74% Black, 0.25% Native American, 2.82% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2.12% Single Race Other, 1.75% Multi-Race
Ethnicity5.09% Hispanic, 94.91% Non-Hispanic
Voting age78.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's forty-ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Jim Fulghum.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 83,266 civilians reside within North Carolina's forty-ninth state house district.[1] North Carolina state representatives represent an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Gary Pendleton was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Kim Hanchette defeated Derek Kiszely in the Democratic primary. Hanchette and Pendleton will face off in the general election.[8][9]

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. Jim Fulghum (R) defeated Keith Karlsson (D) in the general election and J. Russell Capps in the Republican primary. Karlsson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. [10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Fulghum 54% 28,300
     Democratic Keith Karlsson 46% 24,134
Total Votes 52,434
North Carolina House of Representatives District 49 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Fulghum 65.9% 8,300
J. Russell Capps 34.1% 4,303
Total Votes 12,603

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 49 have raised a total of $1,656,911. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $82,846 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $557,828 3 $185,943
2010 $227,444 3 $75,815
2008 $95,919 2 $47,960
2006 $139,455 2 $69,728
2004 $211,994 2 $105,997
2002 $154,562 4 $38,641
2000 $269,709 4 $67,427
Total $1,656,911 20 $82,846

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