Alaska State Senate District G

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Alaska State Senate District G
Current incumbentBill Wielechowski Democratic Party
Race84.4% White, 5.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.8% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 1.0% Other, 1.1% Black, 0.2% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity96.0% Not Hispanic, 4.0% Hispanic
Voting age70.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alaska's seventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Bill Wielechowski.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 47,189 civilians reside within Alaska's seventh 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, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jim Arlington was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District M incumbent Anna I. Fairclough was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fairclough defeated Arlington in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Alaska State Senate, District G, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna I. Fairclough Incumbent 77.5% 9,897
     Democratic Jim Arlington 22.5% 2,878
Total Votes 12,775


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 Bill Wielechowski defeated Bob Roses (R) in the general election.[12] Both candidates ran unopposed in the August 28 primary elections.[13]

Alaska State Senate, District 7 (G), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Wielechowski Incumbent 56.2% 6,378
     Republican Bob Roses 43.8% 4,977
Total Votes 11,355

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District G have raised a total of $857,249. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $71,437 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District G
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $252,064 2 $126,032
2008 $82,293 2 $41,147
2004 $142,174 3 $47,391
2002 $78,300 2 $39,150
2000 $302,418 3 $100,806
Total $857,249 12 $71,437

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