Alabama House of Representatives District 80

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Alabama House of Representatives District 80
Current incumbentLesley Vance Republican Party
Population54,900
Race72.2% White, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.6% Asian, 1.2% Other, 23.4% Black, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s eightieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Lesley Vance.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,900 civilians reside within Alabama's eightieth 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. Tillman Pugh was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Lesley Vance defeated Alex Balkcum and Mervin Dudley in the Republican primary. Vance defeated Pugh in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Alabama House of Representatives District 80, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLesley Vance Incumbent 67.6% 4,702
     Democratic Tillman Pugh 32.2% 2,241
     NA Write-In 0.2% 17
Total Votes 6,960

Alabama House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLesley Vance Incumbent 64.4% 1,316
Alex Balkcum 18.5% 378
Mervin Dudley 17.2% 351
Total Votes 2,045

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 Lesley Vance defeated Mervin Dudley (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in the June 1 primary elections.[12][13][14]

Alabama House of Representatives District , General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLesley Vance Incumbent 54.6% 5,579
     Republican Mervin Dudley 45.4% 4,646
Total Votes 10,225

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 80 have raised a total of $509,296. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $72,757 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 80
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $-1,930 1 $-1,930
2010 $268,490 2 $134,245
2008 $1,100 1 $1,100
2006 $196,386 2 $98,193
2002 $45,250 1 $45,250
Total $509,296 7 $72,757

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