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Alaska House of Representatives District 32

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Alaska House of Representatives District 32
Current incumbentBeth Kerttula Democratic Party
Ethnicity1.8% Black, 3% Hispanic
Voting age75.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s thirty-second state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Beth Kerttula.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,952 civilians reside within Alaska's thirty-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.


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.[4]


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]



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 Beth Kerttula ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary before defeating a write-in candidate in the general election.[6][7][8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Kerttula Incumbent 95.7% 7,112
     Write-in Write-in 4.3% 319
Total Votes 7,431

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 32 have raised a total of $770,259. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $45,309 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $13,423 1 $13,423
2010 $87,582 2 $43,791
2008 $150,282 3 $50,094
2006 $171,767 4 $42,942
2004 $188,394 3 $62,798
2002 $110,958 2 $55,479
2000 $47,853 2 $23,927
Total $770,259 17 $45,309

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