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Alaska House of Representatives District 21

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Alaska House of Representatives District 21
Current incumbentCraig Johnson Republican Party
Population16,303
Ethnicity9.6% Black, 5.5% Hispanic
Voting age74.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s twenty-first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Craig Johnson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 16,303 civilians reside within Alaska's twenty-first 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. Matt Claman is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Anand Dubey will face Matt Fagnani 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 Craig Johnson defeated Jodie S. Dominguez (D) and a write-in candidate in the general election. Neither Johnson nor Dominguez faced opposition in the August 28 primary elections.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig W. Johnson Incumbent 63.2% 5,156
     Democratic Jodie S. Dominguez 36.6% 2,988
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 19
Total Votes 8,163

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 21 have raised a total of $927,481. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $57,968 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $72,484 2 $36,242
2010 $149,788 3 $49,929
2008 $69,408 2 $34,704
2006 $242,996 2 $121,498
2004 $125,737 2 $62,869
2002 $123,785 3 $41,262
2000 $143,283 2 $71,642
Total $927,481 16 $57,968

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