Alabama House of Representatives District 26

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Alabama House of Representatives District 26
Current incumbentKerry Rich Republican Party
Population52,448
Race82.2% White, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2% Two or More Races, 0.4% Asian, 12.7% Other, 1.4% Black, 0.2% Pacific Islander
Voting age73.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s twenty-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Kerry Rich.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,448 civilians reside within Alabama's twenty-sixth 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. Kerry Rich defeated Nathan Broadhurst, Peggie Haney, Corey Ladun Hill, Tim Bollinger and Jeff Stone in the June 1 Republican primary. He then defeated Randall White (D) in the November 2 general election. White ran uncontested in the June 1 Democratic primary election.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 26, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Rich 59.6% 7,203
     Democratic Randall White 40.4% 4,873
Total Votes 12,076

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 26 have raised a total of $558,888. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,991 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $3,750 1 $3,750
2010 $332,158 7 $47,451
2008 $5,506 1 $5,506
2006 $126,926 2 $63,463
2002 $90,548 2 $45,274
Total $558,888 13 $42,991

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