Alaska House of Representatives District 6

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Alaska House of Representatives District 6
Current incumbentEric A. Feige Republican Party
Population14,235
Ethnicity0.6% Black, 1.7% Hispanic
Voting age72% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska’s sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Eric A. Feige.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,235 civilians reside within Alaska's sixth 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. Wilson Justin was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while David M. "Dave" Talerico defeated Thomas A. "Tad" Dunning in the Republican primary. Justin will face Talerico in the general election.[6][7][8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Talerico 59% 1,406
Tad Dunning 41% 979
Total Votes 2,385

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 Eric A. Feige defeated George Rauscher in the August 28 Republican primary before defeating Jamey Duhamel (D) in the general election.[9][10][11]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Feige Incumbent 72.2% 4,879
     Democratic Jamey Duhamel 27.8% 1,878
Total Votes 6,757
Alaska House of Representatives, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric A. Feige Incumbent 53.3% 1,373
George Rauscher 46.7% 1,201
Total Votes 2,574

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District 6 have raised a total of $372,130. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,586 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $58,789 3 $19,596
2010 $43,551 3 $14,517
2008 $42,467 2 $21,234
2006 $72,905 3 $24,302
2004 $38,454 4 $9,614
2002 $14,369 1 $14,369
2000 $101,595 3 $33,865
Total $372,130 19 $19,586

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