Alabama House of Representatives District 18

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Alabama House of Representatives District 18
Current incumbentJohnny Mack Morrow Democratic Party
Population43,784
Race85.4% White, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.2% Asian, 7.8% Other, 4.4% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age76% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s eighteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Johnny Mack Morrow.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 43,784 civilians reside within Alabama's eighteenth 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

2014

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 Johnny Mack Morrow was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gerry Wallace was unopposed in the Republican primary. Morrow defeated Wallace in the general election.[8][9][10][11][12]

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. Johnny Mack Morrow won the general election with no opposition after defeating Jeff Masterson in the June 1 Democratic primary.[13][14][15]

Alabama House of Representatives District 18, Democratic Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohnny Mack Morrow 59.4% 5,088
     Democratic Jeff Masterson 40.6% 3,479
Total Votes 8,567

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 18 have raised a total of $543,059. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $67,882 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $26,750 1 $26,750
2010 $280,297 2 $140,149
2008 $2,000 1 $2,000
2006 $127,090 2 $63,545
2002 $106,922 2 $53,461
Total $543,059 8 $67,882

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