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Alaska House of Representatives District 1

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Alaska House of Representatives District 1
Current incumbentDoug Isaacson Republican Party
Ethnicity1% Black, 2.9% Hispanic
Voting age76.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Doug Isaacson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,333 civilians reside within Alaska's first house of representatives district.[1] Alaska state representatives represent an average of 17,756 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 15,563 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Alaska State Senate serve two-year terms and are not subjected to term limits. The Alaska House of Representatives is the smallest legislative lower house in the United States.


Article II, Section 2 of the Alaska Constitution states: A member of the legislature shall be a qualified voter who has been a resident of Alaska for at least three years and of the district from which elected for at least one year, immediately preceding his filing for office. A representative shall be at least twenty-one years of age.


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Alaska House of Representatives are paid $50,400 per year as a base salary rate. They are also paid a per diem of either $238 or $253/day, tied to the federal rate. This per diem varies depending on the time of the year. Legislators who live in the Juneau area receive 75% of federal rate.[4]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor of Alaska is responsible for selecting a replacement. The Governor must select the replacement within 30 days after the vacancy happened. The Governor cannot appoint a replacement if the vacancy happens before a new legislative session is scheduled to convene.[5]



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 28, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 1, 2012. Doug Isaacson defeated Paul Brown, Lynette Bergh and David Gardner in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating Janice Golub (D) in the general election. Golub ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary.[6][7][8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Isaacson 78.1% 5,428
     Democratic Janice Golub 21.9% 1,525
Total Votes 6,953
Alaska House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Isaacson 34.1% 770
Paul Brown 27.3% 616
Lynette Bergh 24.7% 559
David Gardner 13.9% 314
Total Votes 2,259

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 1 have raised a total of $399,715. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $26,648 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $93,090 5 $18,618
2010 $28,495 2 $14,248
2008 $26,529 1 $26,529
2006 $76,761 2 $38,381
2004 $125,431 3 $41,810
2002 $34,256 1 $34,256
2000 $15,153 1 $15,153
Total $399,715 15 $26,648

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