North Carolina House of Representatives District 54

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North Carolina House of Representatives District 54
Current incumbentRobert Reives Democratic Party
Population78,734
Race70.34% White, 17.6% Black, 0.64% Native American, 1.04% Asian/Pacific Islander, 8.34% Single Race Other, 2.04% Multi-Race
Ethnicity15.67% Hispanic, 84.33% Non-Hispanic
Voting age77.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's fifty-fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Robert Reives.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 78,734 civilians reside within North Carolina's fifty-fourth 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 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 Robert Reives defeated Barry Burns in the Democratic primary, while Andy Wilkie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reives defeated Wilkie 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. Deb McManus (D) defeated Cathy Wright (R) in the general election and Jeff Starkweather in the Democratic primary. Wright was unopposed in the Republican primary. [10][11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb McManus 56.1% 22,159
     Republican Cathy Wright 43.9% 17,339
Total Votes 39,498
North Carolina House of Representatives District 54 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb McManus Incumbent 59.2% 7,447
Jeff Starkweather 40.8% 5,132
Total Votes 12,579

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 54 have raised a total of $2,977,068. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $229,005 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 54
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $343,193 3 $114,398
2010 $1,304,477 2 $652,239
2008 $930,801 1 $930,801
2006 $159,952 2 $79,976
2004 $107,380 1 $107,380
2002 $45,775 2 $22,888
2000 $85,490 2 $42,745
Total $2,977,068 13 $229,005

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