Alabama House of Representatives District 34

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Alabama House of Representatives District 34
Current incumbentDavid Standridge Republican Party
Population50,560
Race93% White, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Two or More Races, 0.2% Asian, 3.7% Other, 1.4% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age75.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s thirty-fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative David Standridge.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 50,560 civilians reside within Alabama's thirty-fourth 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

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 David Standridge was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

David Standridge won the special election for District 34 of the Alabama House of Representatives. He faced Bill Burns, Mark Butler, Joe Hughes, Chris Latta and Jim Murphree in the Republican primary on October 23, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters, Standridge and Chris Latta, faced off in a primary runoff on December 11, 2012, which Standridge won.[12]

The seat was vacant following Elwyn Thomas's (R) resignation effective August 31, 2012 in order to become executive director of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission.[13][14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 34 have raised a total of $352,122. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,152 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $144,290 6 $24,048
2010 $37,250 1 $37,250
2008 $2,000 1 $2,000
2006 $86,087 2 $43,044
2002 $82,495 4 $20,624
Total $352,122 14 $25,152

See also

External links

References

  1. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
  2. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
  8. Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
  9. Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  11. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  12. AL.com, "Blount County's District 34 House race headed to a runoff," October 23, 2012
  13. Governor of Alabama, "Governor Bentley Appoints Blaine Galliher as Legislative Director," July 26, 2012
  14. The Republic, "Candidates qualify for special elections to fill 2 vacant seats in Alabama House," September 11, 2012
  15. The Republic, "2 Republicans headed to Ala. state legislature after special elections," December 11, 2012