Alabama House of Representatives District 30
|Alabama House of Representatives District 30|
|Current incumbent||Mack Butler|
|Race||92.2% 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 age||76.7% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 44,979 civilians reside within Alabama's thirtieth 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.
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.
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|
- 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
- Gadsden Times, "Butler wins District 30 primary," October 23, 2012
- Governor of Alabama, "Governor Bentley Appoints Blaine Galliher as Legislative Director," July 26, 2012
- The Republic, "Candidates qualify for special elections to fill 2 vacant seats in Alabama House," September 11, 2012
- The Republic, "2 Republicans headed to Ala. state legislature after special elections," December 11, 2012
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