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Alabama House of Representatives District 87

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Alabama House of Representatives District 87
Current incumbentDonnie Chesteen Republican Party
Population46,299
Race86.4% White, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.9% Asian, 1.2% Other, 8.9% Black, 0% Pacific Islander[1]
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alabama’s eighty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Donnie Chesteen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 46,299 civilians reside within Alabama's eighty-seventh house of representatives district.[2] Alabama state representatives represent an average of 45,521 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 42,353 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7][8] The Governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with nominating deadlines.[8]

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. Incumbent Donnie Chesteen was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

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. Donnie Chesteen defeated Lamar M. Brooks and Rob Hinson in the June 1 Republican primary before winning the general election uncontested.[13][14][15]

Alabama House of Representatives District 87, Republican Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonnie Chesteen 49.5% 4,277
     Republican Lamar M. Brooks 29.4% 2,546
     Republican Rob Hinson 21.1% 1,823
Total Votes 8,646

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Alabama State House District 87 have raised a total of $432,003. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,273 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alabama State House District 87
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $4,993 1 $4,993
2010 $236,297 4 $59,074
2006 $45,453 1 $45,453
2002 $145,260 5 $29,052
Total $432,003 11 $39,273

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, “Population by Race for State Legislative Districts in Alabama, 2010,” October 10, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 21, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alabama State Legislature, "The Alabama House of Representatives," accessed December 12, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-1", accessed December 12, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alabama State Legislature "Code of Alabama Section 17-15-3", accessed December 12, 2013
  9. Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
  11. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  12. Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
  13. Alabama Secretary of State, "State of Alabama 2010 Certified General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  14. Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Primary results," November 21, 2013
  15. Alabama Secretary of State, "Republican Primary results," November 21, 2013