Alabama House of Representatives District 30

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Alabama House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentMack Butler Republican Party
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
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
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.[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: 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.[8]

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.[9][10][11]

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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