Alabama House of Representatives District 27
|Alabama House of Representatives District 27|
|Current incumbent||Wes Long|
|Race||93.3% White, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.6% Asian, 2.2% Other, 1.7% Black, 0% Pacific Islander|
|Voting age||77% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 47,288 civilians reside within Alabama's twenty-seventh house of representatives district. Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.
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.
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.
- 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.
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. The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.
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. Wes Long defeated Jimmy Helms in the June 1 Republican primary. He then defeated incumbent Jeffrey McLaughlin (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives District 27, General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Jeffrey McLaughlin Incumbent||46.7%||7,225|
Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 27 have raised a total of $285,738. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,820 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 27|
- Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
- Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013
State of Alabama
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