Alabama House of Representatives District 102

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Alabama House of Representatives District 102
Current incumbentChad Fincher Republican Party
Race81.1% White, 4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.3% Asian, 1% Other, 12.1% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age73.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s one-hundred-and-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Chad Fincher.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 50,860 civilians reside within Alabama's one-hundred-and-second house of representatives district.[1] Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.[3]

About the office

Elected officials are not subjected to term limits and Alabama House members are one of only five lower house officials in the United States that are elected every four years. Alabama's state representatives assume office on midnight of the day that they are elected.[4]


Members of the House must be 21 at the time of their election, must be citizens and residents of the State of Alabama for at least 3 years and residents of their district at least one year prior to election.[4]


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Alabama legislature are paid $10/day plus $4,308/month plus $50/day for three days during each week that the legislature actually meets during any session.[5]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted in order to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for a special election if the vacancy happened before next scheduled general election and the House is in session.[6][7] The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.[7]



See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Chad Fincher ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[8][9][10]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[11] No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[12]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 102 have raised a total of $431,474. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,190 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 102
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,000 1 $2,000
2010 $61,015 1 $61,015
2008 $586 1 $586
2006 $275,981 6 $45,997
2002 $91,892 4 $22,973
Total $431,474 13 $33,190

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