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Alabama House of Representatives District 40

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Alabama House of Representatives District 40
Current incumbentK.L. Brown Republican Party
Population49,653
Race84.8% White, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.7% Asian, 0.7% Other, 11.5% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Voting age77.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s fortieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative K.L. Brown.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 49,653 civilians reside within Alabama's fortieth 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 K.L. Brown faced no opposition in the June 1 Republican primary election before defeating Ricky Whaley in the general election.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngK.L. Brown Incumbent 62.5% 8,587
     Democratic Ricky Whaley 37.5% 5,148
Total Votes 13,735

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 40 have raised a total of $537,469. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $59,719 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $230,902 3 $76,967
2008 $8,693 1 $8,693
2006 $208,861 2 $104,431
2002 $89,013 3 $29,671
Total $537,469 9 $59,719

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 40 have raised a total of $537,469. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $59,719 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $230,902 3 $76,967
2008 $8,693 1 $8,693
2006 $208,861 2 $104,431
2002 $89,013 3 $29,671
Total $537,469 9 $59,719

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