Alabama House of Representatives District 47

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Alabama House of Representatives District 47
Current incumbentJack Williams Republican Party
Population48,011
Race72.5% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.4% Two or More Races, 4.9% Asian, 4.6% Other, 16.2% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s forty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Jack Williams.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 48,011 civilians reside within Alabama's forty-seventh 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 Jack Williams defeated Independent Chip McCallum, III in the general election after running unopposed in the primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District , General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Williams Incumbent 61.2% 8,735
     Independent Chip McCallum, III 38.8% 5,527
Total Votes 14,262

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 47 have raised a total of $789,355. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $112,765 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 47
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $19,146 1 $19,146
2010 $491,420 2 $245,710
2008 $6,900 1 $6,900
2006 $214,047 2 $107,024
2002 $57,842 1 $57,842
Total $789,355 7 $112,765

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