Alabama House of Representatives District 57

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Alabama House of Representatives District 57
Current incumbentMerika Coleman-Evans Democratic Party
Race28.6% White, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.9% Two or More Races, 0.2% Asian, 1.6 Other, 68.4% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s fifty-seventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Merika Coleman-Evans.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,199 civilians reside within Alabama's fifty-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]


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 Merika Coleman-Evans won the general election unopposed after defeating Carole Dobbs Marks and Fred Plump in the June 1 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives District 57, Democratic Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMerika Coleman-Evans Incumbent 68% 3,441
     Democratic Fred Plumps 21.3% 1,079
     Democratic Carole Dobbs Marks 10.7% 540
Total Votes 5,060

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 57 have raised a total of $269,839. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,531 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 57
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $94,328 3 $31,443
2006 $92,919 5 $18,584
2002 $82,592 3 $27,531
Total $269,839 11 $24,531

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