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Alabama House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentMack Butler Republican Party
Population44,979
Race92.2% White, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.9% Asian, 1.2% Other, 4% Black, 0% Pacific Islander[1]
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s thirtieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mack Butler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 44,979 civilians reside within Alabama's thirtieth 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. Incumbent Mack Butler defeated Robert McKay in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMack Butler Incumbent 59% 4,039
Robert McKay 41% 2,811
Total Votes 6,850

2010

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Mack Butler won the special election for District 30 of the Alabama House of Representatives. He defeated Rob McHugh in the Republican primary on October 23, 2012, and defeated Beth McGlaughn (D) in the general election on December 11, 2012.[13]

The seat was vacant following Blaine Galliher's (R) resignation effective August 1, 2012 in order to serve as Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) Legislative Director.[14][15][16]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 30 have raised a total of $556,057. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $61,784 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $118,639 3 $39,546
2010 $306,498 3 $102,166
2008 $-17,400 1 $-17,400
2006 $90,950 1 $90,950
2002 $57,370 1 $57,370
Total $556,057 9 $61,784

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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. Gadsden Times, "Butler wins District 30 primary," October 23, 2012
  14. Governor of Alabama, "Governor Bentley Appoints Blaine Galliher as Legislative Director," July 26, 2012
  15. The Republic, "Candidates qualify for special elections to fill 2 vacant seats in Alabama House," September 11, 2012
  16. The Republic, "2 Republicans headed to Ala. state legislature after special elections," December 11, 2012