Alabama House of Representatives District 15

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Alabama House of Representatives District 15
Current incumbentAllen Farley Republican Party
Population48,965
Race82.3% White, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% Two or More Races, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% Other, 15.9% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age77.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s fifteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Allen Farley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,965 civilians reside within Alabama's fifteenth 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]

Qualifications

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]

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

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]

Elections

2010

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. Allen Farley won unopposed in the general election, after defeating Pat Moore in the June 1 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 15, Republican Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Farley 57.7% 4,132
     Republican Pat Moore Incumbent 42.3% 3,030
Total Votes 7,162

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 15 have raised a total of $289,893. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,237 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,000 1 $2,000
2010 $127,096 2 $63,548
2008 $3,130 1 $3,130
2006 $109,542 3 $36,514
2002 $48,125 1 $48,125
Total $289,893 8 $36,237

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