Alaska House of Representatives District 22

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Alaska House of Representatives District 22
Current incumbentChris Tuck Democratic Party
Population16,126
Ethnicity9.2% Black, 7.76% Hispanic
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s twenty-second state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Chris Tuck.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 16,126 civilians reside within Alaska's twenty-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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Marty M. McGee was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Liz Vazquez defeated Sherri R. Jackson in the Republican primary. McGee will face Vazquez in the general election.[6][7]

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 Chris Tuck defeated Lisa M. Vaught (R) and a write-in candidate in the general election. Neither Tuck nor Vaught faced opposition in the primary elections.[8][9][10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Tuck Incumbent 53.8% 3,169
     Republican Lisa M. Vaught 46% 2,708
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 15
Total Votes 5,892

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 22 have raised a total of $553,677. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,591 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $101,105 2 $50,553
2010 $10,230 1 $10,230
2008 $37,421 2 $18,711
2006 $12,680 1 $12,680
2004 $63,425 2 $31,713
2002 $72,469 3 $24,156
2000 $256,347 2 $128,174
Total $553,677 13 $42,591

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