Alaska House of Representatives District 2

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Alaska House of Representatives District 2
Current incumbentTammie Wilson Republican Party
Population14,651
Ethnicity0.6% Black, 3.4% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Tammie Wilson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,651 civilians reside within Alaska's second 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. Lawrence A. Murakami will face Uriah R. Nalikak in the Democratic primary, while District 3 incumbent Steve M. Thompson 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 Tammie Wilson ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating District 7 incumbent Bob Miller (D) in the general election. Miller ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTammie Wilson Incumbent 52.4% 4,420
     Democratic Bob Miller Incumbent 47.6% 4,012
Total Votes 8,432

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 2 have raised a total of $650,662. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,245 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $125,427 2 $62,714
2010 $77,126 3 $25,709
2008 $128,948 4 $32,237
2006 $61,499 2 $30,750
2004 $66,425 2 $33,213
2002 $114,784 3 $38,261
2000 $76,453 3 $25,484
Total $650,662 19 $34,245

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