Alabama House of Representatives District 74

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Alabama House of Representatives District 74
Current incumbentDimitri Polizos Republican Party
Population41,047
Race62.4% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 3.8% Other, 30.3% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s seventy-fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dimitri Polizos.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 41,047 civilians reside within Alabama's seventy-fourth 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. Zack Buckner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dimitri Polizos was unopposed in the Republican primary. Polizos defeated Buckner in the general election.[8][9][10][11][12]

2013

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013

Dimitri Polizos (R) won election in the special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 74. The seat was vacant following Jay Love's (R) resignation to work for the Business Council of Alabama. Polizos faced Heather Sellers and Charlotte Meadows in the October 8 Republican primary. Since no candidate gained more than fifty percent of the votes, the top two vote-getters - Meadows and Polizos - met in a runoff on November 19, which Polizos won. As no Democrat filed to run, Polizos was declared the winner.[13][14][15][16]

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. Jay Love defeated Jay King (I) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the June 1 primary elections.[17][18][19]

Alabama House of Representatives District 74, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Love Incumbent 77.3% 8,714
     Independent Jay King 22.7% 2,562
Total Votes 11,276

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 74 have raised a total of $358,126. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,161 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 74
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $91,625 2 $45,813
2008 $-7,500 1 $-7,500
2006 $30,135 1 $30,135
2002 $243,866 3 $81,289
Total $358,126 7 $51,161

See also

External links

References

  1. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
  2. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
  8. Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
  9. Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  11. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  12. Montgomery Advertiser, "Campaign 2014: Results for Alabama state elections," November 5, 2014
  13. timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013 (dead link)
  14. "Official candidate list," accessed October 7, 2013
  15. montgomeryadvertiser.com, "Polizos, Meadows in runoff for Alabama House District 74 seat," October 9, 2013
  16. blog.al.com, "Dimitri Polizos defeats Charlotte Meadows in Alabama House District 74 (updated)," November 19, 2013
  17. Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  18. Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
  19. Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013