Alabama House of Representatives District 2

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Alabama House of Representatives District 2
Current incumbentLynn Greer Republican Party
Population45,462
Race95.9% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Two or More Races, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% Other, 2% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age77% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Lynn Greer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 45,462 civilians reside within Alabama's second 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. Andrew Betterton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Lynn Greer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Greer defeated Betterton in the general election.[8][9][10][11][12]

Alabama House of Representatives District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Greer Incumbent 62.1% 8,561
     Democratic Andrew "Andy" Betterton 37.9% 5,224
     NA Write-In 0.1% 11
Total Votes 13,796

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. Lynn Greer defeated incumbent Mike Curtis (D) in the general election.[13] Both candidates ran unopposed in the June 1 primary elections.[14][15]

Alabama House of Representatives District 2, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Greer 54.7% 7,599
     Democratic Mike Curtis Incumbent 45.3% 6,284
Total Votes 13,883

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 2 have raised a total of $608,620. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $46,817 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $-12,878 1 $-12,878
2010 $398,840 2 $199,420
2006 $98,327 2 $49,164
2002 $124,331 8 $15,541
Total $608,620 13 $46,817

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