State Senator (NC-17)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020
A North Carolina State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral North Carolina State Legislature. North Carolina has 50 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 160,986 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A North Carolina senator serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is $13,951 per year in addition to a per diem of $104 for every day in session and a $559/month expense allowance.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) To run for office by petition, you must first file a Petition request from your applicable filing office. The number of signatures, deadlines and other information can be found here: http://ncsbe.azurewebsites.net/petition-info. 3) If you are running in a multi county district, nomination petitions are due to County Election Boards (CBEs) for authentication 15 days before they are due to the North Carolina State Board of Election. If you are running in a single county district, you must submit all filing forms to your local County Election Board accompanied with authenticated nominating papers by the last Friday in June in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. These forms must be submitted by noon. If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections by phone at (919) 733-7173.
Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, 430 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US