Alabama House of Representatives District 45

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Alabama House of Representatives District 45
Current incumbentDickie Drake Republican Party
Race58.7% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.8% Asian, 3.1% Other, 35.6% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s forty-fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dickie Drake.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,890 civilians reside within Alabama's forty-fifth 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: State legislative special elections, 2011

Drake defeated Paige Parnell (D) in the November 29 special election. He also defeated Michael Sumners and Tommy Joe Alexander in the Republican primary and Republican primary runoff, respectively.[8][9][10]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 45 have raised a total of $737,252. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $73,725 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $209,988 1 $209,988
2010 $171,110 3 $57,037
2006 $206,224 3 $68,741
2002 $149,930 3 $49,977
Total $737,252 10 $73,725

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