Alabama House of Representatives District 38

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Alabama House of Representatives District 38
Current incumbentDuWayne Bridges Republican Party
Population44,337
Race67.3% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.2% Two or More Races, 0.5% Asian, 0.6% Other, 29.9% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s thirty-eighth state house district is represented by rz DuWayne Bridges.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 44,337 civilians reside within Alabama's thirty-eighth 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

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

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. Incumbent DuWayne Bridges ran unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary before defeating Huey P. Long (D) in the November 2 general election.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District , General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuWayne Bridges 51% 5,980
     Democratic Huey P. Long 49% 5,748
Total Votes 11,728

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 38 have raised a total of $585,944. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $65,105 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $-80 1 $-80
2010 $203,427 2 $101,714
2008 $5,774 1 $5,774
2006 $286,957 3 $95,652
2002 $89,866 2 $44,933
Total $585,944 9 $65,105

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