Alabama House of Representatives District 21

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Alabama House of Representatives District 21
Current incumbentJim Patterson Republican Party
Population48,999
Race63.6% White, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.6% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 4.5% Other, 27.1% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander[1]
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s twenty-first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Jim Patterson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,999 civilians reside within Alabama's twenty-first house of representatives district.[2] Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7][8] The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.[8]

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. C. Terry Jones defeated Patrick A. Jones in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Patterson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Patterson then defeated Jones in the general election.[9][10][11][12][13]

Alabama House of Representatives District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson Incumbent 67.3% 9,428
     Democratic C. Terry Jones 32.6% 4,558
     NA Write-In 0.1% 13
Total Votes 13,999

Alabama House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC. Terry Jones 60.4% 682
Patrick A. Jones 39.6% 447
Total Votes 1,129

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. Jim Patterson defeated Randy Hinshaw (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in the June 1 primary election.[14][15][16]

Alabama House of Representatives District 21, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson 51.8% 6,654
     Democratic Randy Hinshaw Incumbent 48.2% 6,201
Total Votes 12,855

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 21 have raised a total of $760,806. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $76,081 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $28,767 1 $28,767
2010 $377,281 2 $188,641
2008 $-4,355 1 $-4,355
2006 $186,716 2 $93,358
2002 $172,397 4 $43,099
Total $760,806 10 $76,081

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
  9. Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
  11. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  12. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  13. AL.com, "Alabama 2014 general election: Results for statewide and congressional races," November 4, 2014
  14. Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  15. Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
  16. Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013