Alaska House of Representatives District 30

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Alaska House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentPaul Seaton Republican Party
Population18,664
Ethnicity4.4% Black, 6.2% Hispanic
Voting age72.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s thirtieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Paul Seaton.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,664 civilians reside within Alaska's thirtieth 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Shauna L. Thornton was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 29 incumbent Kurt E. Olson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thornton will face Olson 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 Paul Seaton defeated Jon Faulkner in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating Elizabeth Diament (D) in the general election. Diament ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9][10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Seaton Incumbent 71.8% 6,287
     Democratic Elizabeth R. Diament 27.5% 2,413
Total Votes 8,762
Alaska House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Seaton Incumbent 54.8% 2,044
Jon Faulkner 45.2% 1,686
Total Votes 3,730

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 30 have raised a total of $586,092. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,864 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $64,805 3 $21,602
2010 $102,112 3 $34,037
2008 $147,466 3 $49,155
2006 $81,210 1 $81,210
2004 $90,749 2 $45,375
2002 $45,375 1 $45,375
2000 $54,375 1 $54,375
Total $586,092 14 $41,864

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