Alabama House of Representatives District 20

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Alabama House of Representatives District 20
Current incumbentHoward Sanderford Republican Party
Race91.1% White, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.6% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.5% Other, 3.1% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s twentieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Howard Sanderford.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 47,531 civilians reside within Alabama's twentieth 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. Incumbent Howard Sanderford won with no opposition in the general election after defeating David Pinkleton and Frances Taylor in the June 1 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 20, Republican Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Sanderford Incumbent 57% 5,725
     Republican David Pinkleton 23.8% 2,386
     Republican Frances Taylor 19.2% 1,927
Total Votes 10,038

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 20 have raised a total of $279,234. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,904 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $6 1 $6
2010 $112,843 3 $37,614
2008 $3,461 1 $3,461
2006 $43,108 1 $43,108
2002 $119,816 2 $59,908
Total $279,234 8 $34,904

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