Alaska House of Representatives District 35

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Alaska House of Representatives District 35
Current incumbentAlan Austerman Republican Party
Population17,419
Ethnicity1.2% Black, 2% Hispanic
Voting age78.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s thirty-fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Alan Austerman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 17,419 civilians reside within Alaska's thirty-fifth 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. District 34 incumbent Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven A. Samuelson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kreiss-Tomkins will face Samuelson in the general election.[6]

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 Alan Austerman ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating a write-in candidate in the general election.[7][8][9]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Austerman Incumbent 96.8% 5,226
     Write-in Write-in 3.2% 175
Total Votes 5,401

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 35 have raised a total of $351,733. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,983 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $11,371 1 $11,371
2010 $17,270 1 $17,270
2008 $63,761 2 $31,881
2006 $38,610 2 $19,305
2004 $84,384 4 $21,096
2002 $71,396 3 $23,799
2000 $64,941 3 $21,647
Total $351,733 16 $21,983

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