Alabama House of Representatives District 66

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Alabama House of Representatives District 66
Current incumbentAlan Baker Republican Party
Population40,491
Race68.1% White, 1.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.3% Asian, 1% Other, 27.3% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age75.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s sixty-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Alan Baker.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 40,491 civilians reside within Alabama's sixty-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]

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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Alan Baker was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

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 Alan Baker won the general election unopposed after facing no opposition in the June 1 primary.[12][13][14]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 66 have raised a total of $353,684. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $70,737 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 66
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $49,125 1 $49,125
2008 $17,250 1 $17,250
2006 $234,909 2 $117,455
2002 $52,400 1 $52,400
Total $353,684 5 $70,737

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