Alabama House of Representatives District 104
|Alabama House of Representatives District 104|
|Race||79.8% White, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 1.8% Asian, 1% Other, 15.4% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander|
|Voting age||76.5% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 47,450 civilians reside within Alabama's hundred-and-fourth house of representatives district. Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.
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.
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.
- 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.
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. The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.
Margie Wilcox (R) defeated Stephen P. Carr, II (D) in the special election, which took place on February 4. Carr was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Susan Hightower, Margie Wilcox, Ralph Carmichael, Nathan Davis and Charlie Plyler faced off in the Republican primary. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Wilcox and Hightower - met in the Republican primary runoff on December 3, 2013, which Wilcox won.
A special election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 104 was initially called for December 3, 2013, with a primary on October 15, 2013. Because a runoff on December 3, 2013, was needed, the special election was scheduled to take place on January 28, 2014, instead. Due to inclement weather, the election was pushed back a week to February 4.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 104, Special Election, 2014|
|Republican||Stephen P. Carr, II||9.5%||307|
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 1, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 2, 2010. Incumbent Jim Barton defeated Nathan Davis in the June 1 Republican primary before running unopposed in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives District 104, Primary Election, 2010|
|Republican||Jim Barton Incumbent||68.5%||4,029|
Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 104 have raised a total of $425,411. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,773 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 104|
- blog.al.com, "Rep. Jim Barton resigns from state House 104 seat," August 7, 2013
- Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
- Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
- al.com, "Hightower, Wilcox to face off in GOP primary for state House seat (updated, photos)," October 15, 2013
- therepublic.com, "Wilcox defeats Hightower in Alabama House District 104 runoff," December 3, 2013
- timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013
- al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013
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