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Alaska State Senate District E

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Alaska State Senate District E
Current incumbentCharlie Huggins Republican Party
Race66.4% White, 9.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.0% Two or More Races, 3.5% Asian, 2.6% Other, 8.8% Black, 1.0% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity91.0% Not Hispanic, 9.0% Hispanic
Voting age74.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska's fifth state senate district is represented by Republican Senate President Charlie Huggins.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 32697 civilians reside within Alaska's fifth state senate district.[1] Alaska state senators represent an average of 35,512 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 31,347 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Alaska State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[4] Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years. All seats are up for election after redistricting occurs. Up until 1992, members of the Senate and House were elected to both single-member and multi-member districts. Since then, all Alaska legislators have been elected into single-member districts.[5] The terms of Alaska legislators begin on the 4th Monday of the January following a November election.


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 senator shall be at least twenty-five years of age.


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Alaska State Senate 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.[6]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor 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 schedule to convene.[7]



See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate 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 Charlie Huggins defeated Susan Parsons Herman (D) in the general election.[8] Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 28 primaries.[9]

Alaska State Senate, District 5 (E), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Huggins Incumbent 77.9% 9,828
     Democratic Susan Parsons Herman 22.1% 2,790
Total Votes 12,618

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District E have raised a total of $837,745. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $59,839 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District E
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $48,753 2 $24,377
2008 $188,590 2 $94,295
2004 $173,317 2 $86,659
2002 $41,454 4 $10,364
2000 $385,631 4 $96,408
Total $837,745 14 $59,839

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