Alaska House of Representatives District 34

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Alaska House of Representatives District 34
Current incumbentJonathan Kreiss-Tomkins Democratic Party
Ethnicity0.4% Black, 2.2% Hispanic
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s thirty-fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,909 civilians reside within Alaska's thirty-fourth 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, 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. George McGuan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 31 incumbent Cathy E. Munoz was unopposed in the Republican primary. McGuan will face Munoz in the general election.[6][7]


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. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins defeated incumbent William A. Thomas (R) and a write-in candidate in the general election. Neither Kreiss-Tomkins nor Thomas faced opposition in the primary elections.[8][9][10]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Kreiss-Tomkins 50.1% 4,125
     Republican William A. Thomas Incumbent 49.7% 4,091
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 16
Total Votes 8,232

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 34 have raised a total of $479,888. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,914 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $182,154 2 $91,077
2010 $42,387 2 $21,194
2008 $72,732 3 $24,244
2006 $53,806 1 $53,806
2004 $66,058 2 $33,029
2002 $58,442 2 $29,221
2000 $4,309 1 $4,309
Total $479,888 13 $36,914

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