Alabama House of Representatives District 74

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Alabama House of Representatives District 74
Current incumbentDimitri Polizos Republican Party
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 4, 2014
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]


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 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.[8][9][10][11]


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.[12][13][14]

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

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