Alaska House of Representatives District 23

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Alaska House of Representatives District 23
Current incumbentBob Lynn Republican Party
Population16,958
Ethnicity9.5% Black, 6.4% Hispanic
Voting age82.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s twenty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Bob Lynn.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 16,958 civilians reside within Alaska's twenty-third 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. District 22 incumbent Chris S. Tuck is unopposed in the Democratic 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 Bob Lynn defeated Lupe Marroquin (D) and a write-in candidate in the general election. Neither Lynn nor Marroquin faced opposition in the August 28 primary elections.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lynn Incumbent 62.7% 4,737
     Democratic Lupe Marroquin 37.1% 2,804
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 19
Total Votes 7,560

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 23 have raised a total of $670,304. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,562 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $64,358 2 $32,179
2010 $33,020 1 $33,020
2008 $83,493 2 $41,747
2006 $33,520 1 $33,520
2004 $110,891 3 $36,964
2002 $222,233 2 $111,117
2000 $122,789 2 $61,395
Total $670,304 13 $51,562

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