Alabama House of Representatives District 46

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Alabama House of Representatives District 46
Current incumbentDavid Faulkner Republican Party
Race84.4% White, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.3% Two or More Races, 3.8% Asian, 1.4% Other, 8.9% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age73.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s forty-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative David Faulkner.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 50,398 civilians reside within Alabama's forty-sixth 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, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins, Steve French, Justin Barkley, and David Faulkner faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - French and Faulkner - were scheduled to meet in a runoff election. French withdrew from the runoff race on June 12, 2014, leaving Faulkner unopposed.[8] Faulkner was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 46 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Faulkner 45.4% 3,602
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve French 26.3% 2,086
Justin Barkley 23.4% 1,858
Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins 4.9% 389
Total Votes 7,935


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 Paul DeMarco won the general election unopposed after facing no opposition in the June 1 Republican primary.[13][14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 46 have raised a total of $471,144. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $67,306 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 46
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $7,273 1 $7,273
2010 $136,865 1 $136,865
2008 $6,973 1 $6,973
2006 $171,540 1 $171,540
2002 $148,493 3 $49,498
Total $471,144 7 $67,306

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