Alabama House of Representatives District 42

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Alabama House of Representatives District 42
Current incumbentKurt Wallace Republican Party
Population48,338
Race82.1% White, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.2% Two or More Races, 0.3% Asian, 4.5% Other, 11.5% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s forty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Kurt Wallace.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,338 civilians reside within Alabama's forty-second 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. Kurt Wallace defeated incumbent James Martin (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in the June 1 primary elections.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District , General Election 42, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wallace 63.2% 9,382
     Democratic James Martin 36.8% 5,452
Total Votes 14,834

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 42 have raised a total of $607,224. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $86,746 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $312,208 2 $156,104
2008 $486 1 $486
2006 $177,485 2 $88,743
2002 $117,045 2 $58,523
Total $607,224 7 $86,746

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