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Alaska House of Representatives District 23

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Alaska House of Representatives District 23
Current incumbentChris Tuck Democratic Party
Ethnicity9.5% Black, 6.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age82.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Alaska’s twenty-third state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Chris Tuck.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 16,958 civilians reside within Alaska's twenty-third 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 22 incumbent Chris S. Tuck was unopposed in the Democratic 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. 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.[11][12][13]

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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