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Alaska House of Representatives District 11

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Alaska House of Representatives District 11
Current incumbentBill Stoltze Republican Party
Population21,692
Ethnicity3.4% Black, 4% Hispanic
Voting age70.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s eleventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Bill Stoltze.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 21,692 civilians reside within Alaska's eleventh 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.

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.[4]

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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Pete P. LaFrance is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 8 incumbent Shelley Hughes is unopposed in the Republican primary.[6]

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 Bill Stoltze defeated Thomas Connelly in the August 28 Republican primary before winning against a write-in candidate in the general election.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Stoltze Incumbent 96.3% 6,754
     Write-in Write-in 3.7% 260
Total Votes 7,014
Alaska House of Representatives, District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Stoltze Incumbent 82.2% 1,852
Thomas Connelly 17.8% 400
Total Votes 2,252

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 11 have raised a total of $337,279. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,945 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $96,871 2 $48,436
2010 $26,241 2 $13,121
2008 $23,758 2 $11,879
2006 $50,222 2 $25,111
2004 $18,567 1 $18,567
2002 $52,608 2 $26,304
2000 $69,012 2 $34,506
Total $337,279 13 $25,945

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