Alaska House of Representatives District 12

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Alaska House of Representatives District 12
Current incumbentDan Saddler Republican Party
Ethnicity2.8% Black, 3.8% Hispanic
Voting age73.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s twelfth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dan Saddler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,811 civilians reside within Alaska's twelfth 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. Incumbent Dan Saddler defeated Glen Eichenlaub in the August 28 Republican primary before winning against a write-in candidate in the general election.[6][7][8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Saddler Incumbent 96.6% 4,663
     Write-in Write-in 3.4% 166
Total Votes 4,829
Alaska House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Saddler Incumbent 88.3% 1,185
Glen Eichenlaub 11.7% 157
Total Votes 1,342

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 12 have raised a total of $487,952. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,703 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $36,185 2 $18,093
2010 $105,387 4 $26,347
2008 $52,098 2 $26,049
2006 $106,654 3 $35,551
2004 $85,465 1 $85,465
2002 $66,964 3 $22,321
2000 $35,199 2 $17,600
Total $487,952 17 $28,703

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