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Alaska House of Representatives District 10

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Alaska House of Representatives District 10
Current incumbentWes Keller Republican Party
Population16,548
Ethnicity9.8% Black, 8.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age71.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Alaska’s tenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Wes Keller.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 16,548 civilians reside within Alaska's tenth house of representatives district.[2] Alaska state representatives represent an average of 17,756 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 15,563 residents.[4]

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.

Qualifications

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.

Salaries

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.[5]

Vacancies

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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Neal T. Lacy was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 7 incumbent Wes Keller was unopposed in the Republican primary. Keller defeated Lacy and Roger Purcell (nonpartisan) in the general election.[7][8][9][10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWes Keller Incumbent 64.4% 4,475
     Democratic Neal T. Lacy 21.2% 1,475
     Nonpartisan Roger Purcell 14.4% 998
Total Votes 6,948

2012

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. Incumbent Mark Neuman defeated Pam Rahn (D) and a write-in candidate in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in the August 28 primary elections.[11][12][13]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Neuman Incumbent 80% 4,755
     Democratic Pam Rahn 19.8% 1,179
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 13
Total Votes 5,947

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 10 have raised a total of $496,464. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $31,029 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $27,169 2 $13,585
2010 $130,806 4 $32,702
2008 $138,854 3 $46,285
2006 $40,315 2 $20,158
2004 $120,753 3 $40,251
2002 $7,450 1 $7,450
2000 $31,117 1 $31,117
Total $496,464 16 $31,029

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