Alabama House of Representatives District 12

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Alabama House of Representatives District 12
Current incumbentMac Buttram Republican Party
Race94.3% White, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Two or More Races, 0.4% Asian, 2.2% Other, 1.5% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s twelfth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mac Buttram.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 45,798 civilians reside within Alabama's twelfth 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 House of Representatives elections, 2010

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. Mac Buttram defeated incumbent James C. Fields (D) in the general election. Buttram defeated Kenneth Kilgo (R) in the June 1 Republican primary. Fields face no opposition in the June 1 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 12, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Buttram 54.2% 9,062
     Democratic James C. Fields Incumbent 45.8% 7,667
Total Votes 16,729

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 12 have raised a total of $417,404. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $46,378 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $29,666 1 $29,666
2010 $139,486 3 $46,495
2006 $153,517 3 $51,172
2002 $94,735 2 $47,368
Total $417,404 9 $46,378

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