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Alabama House of Representatives District 105

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Alabama House of Representatives District 105
Current incumbentDavid Sessions Republican Party
Race80.8% White, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.8% Two or More Races, 4.9% Asian, 1.1% Other, 10.7% Black, 0% Pacific Islander[1]
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s one-hundredth-and-fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representative David Sessions.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 44,279 civilians reside within Alabama's one-hundredth-and-fifth house of representatives district.[2] Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.[4]

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.[5]


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.[5]


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.[6]


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.[7][8] The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.[8]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent David Sessions was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10][11][12]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Sessions ran in the special election to fill the vacant House District 105 seat. He defeated Republican opponents Bill Meredith and Mike Burdine in the March 22 primary election. He then defeated Constitution Party candidate Bill Atkinson in the May 10 general election.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 105 have raised a total of $491,818. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $70,260 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 105
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $117,981 1 $117,981
2010 $97,014 1 $97,014
2008 $8,162 1 $8,162
2006 $138,447 2 $69,224
2002 $130,214 2 $65,107
Total $491,818 7 $70,260

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  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
  6., "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
  9. Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
  11. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  12. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  13., "David Sessions 'humbled' by House District 105 primary win," March 23, 2011
  14. Alabama Republican Candidate Certification District 105
  15., "David Sessions wins House District 105 election," May 10, 2011
  16. Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  17. Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
  18. Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013