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Alaska House of Representatives District 13

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Alaska House of Representatives District 13
Current incumbentDan Saddler Republican Party
Ethnicity1.7% Black, 2.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age70.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Alaska’s thirteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dan Saddler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 23,507 civilians reside within Alaska's thirteenth 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.


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.[5]


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]



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. District 12 incumbent Dan Saddler was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9][10]


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. Gabrielle LeDoux ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating Kay L. Rollison and write-in Barbara Bachmeier (R) in the general election.[11][12][13]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle LeDoux 67.3% 3,278
     Democratic Kay L. Rollison 30.4% 1,480
     Write-in Write-in votes 2.3% 112
Total Votes 4,870

Note: Official results showed 112 total write-in votes, with no indication on how many went to Barbara Bachmeier.

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 13 have raised a total of $643,587. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,743 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $150,058 4 $37,515
2010 $45,821 2 $22,911
2008 $57,972 4 $14,493
2006 $46,848 2 $23,424
2004 $102,319 4 $25,580
2002 $164,089 7 $23,441
2000 $76,480 2 $38,240
Total $643,587 25 $25,743

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