Alabama House of Representatives District 79

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Alabama House of Representatives District 79
Current incumbentMike Hubbard Republican Party
Population52,950
Race78.7% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, 4.3% Asian, 1.1% Other, 14.1% Black, 0% Pacific Islander
Voting age80.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alabama’s seventy-ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mike Hubbard.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,950 civilians reside within Alabama's seventy-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 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. Shirley Scott-Harris was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Hubbard defeated Fred Toomer in the Republican primary. Scott-Harris will face Hubbard in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 79 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hubbard Incumbent 60.2% 2,947
Fred Toomer 39.8% 1,948
Total Votes 4,895

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 Mike Hubbard won the general election with no opposition after running unopposed in the June 1 primary.[12][13][14]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 79 have raised a total of $2,168,797. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $240,977 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 79
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $7,500 1 $7,500
2010 $540,478 1 $540,478
2008 $110,900 1 $110,900
2006 $1,336,447 4 $334,112
2002 $173,472 2 $86,736
Total $2,168,797 9 $240,977

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