Alabama House of Representatives District 59

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Alabama House of Representatives District 59
Current incumbentMary Moore Democratic Party
Population32,838
Race26.9% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Two or More Races, 0.2% Asian, 4.2% Other, 67% Black, 0.2% Pacific Islander
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s fifty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Mary Moore.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 32,838 civilians reside within Alabama's fifty-ninth 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

2014

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. Incumbent Mary Moore defeated Chris Davis and William Barnes in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 59 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Moore Incumbent 54.4% 2,154
William Barnes 22.8% 903
Chris Davis 22.8% 902
Total Votes 3,959

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 Mary Moore won the general election unopposed after defeating Carl L. Davis in the June 1 Democratic primary.[12][13][14]

Alabama House of Representatives District 59, Democratic Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Moore Incumbent 80.4% 2,100
     Democratic Carl L. Davis 19.6% 511
Total Votes 2,611

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 59 have raised a total of $261,532. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,059 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 59
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $71,980 2 $35,990
2008 $1,257 1 $1,257
2006 $61,638 2 $30,819
2002 $126,657 4 $31,664
Total $261,532 9 $29,059

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