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Alaska House of Representatives District 3

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Alaska House of Representatives District 3
Current incumbentTammie Wilson Republican Party
Ethnicity1.5% Black, 4.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age79.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Alaska’s third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Tammie Wilson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 15,433 civilians reside within Alaska's 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. Sharron J. Hunter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 2 incumbent Tammie Wilson defeated District 1 incumbent Doug Isaacson in the Republican primary. Wilson defeated Hunter in the general election.[7][8][9][10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTammie Wilson Incumbent 79.6% 4,562
     Democratic Sharron J. Hunter 20.4% 1,171
Total Votes 5,733


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 Steve M. Thompson won the general election with no opposition after running unopposed in the August 28 primary.[11][12][13]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 3 have raised a total of $390,898. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $35,536 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $21,448 1 $21,448
2010 $22,380 1 $22,380
2008 $64,896 2 $32,448
2006 $30,580 1 $30,580
2004 $88,473 2 $44,237
2002 $61,821 2 $30,911
2000 $101,300 2 $50,650
Total $390,898 11 $35,536

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