Alabama House of Representatives District 43

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Alabama House of Representatives District 43
Current incumbentMary Sue McClurkin Republican Party
Race85.6% White, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 2.4% Other, 7.4% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age74.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s forty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mary Sue McClurkin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,056 civilians reside within Alabama's forty-third 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]


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]


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]


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]



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 Mary Sue McClurkin defeated Virginia Sweet (D) in the November 2 general election, after defeating Brittany Tate (R) in the Republican primary. Sweet ran uncontested in the June 1 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 43, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Sue McClurkin 80.2% 16,368
     Democratic Virginia Sweet 19.8% 4,041
Total Votes 20,409

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 43 have raised a total of $304,812. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,102 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 43
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,004 1 $2,004
2010 $181,960 3 $60,653
2008 $4,682 1 $4,682
2006 $107,331 2 $53,666
2002 $8,835 1 $8,835
Total $304,812 8 $38,102

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