Alaska State Senate District M

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Alaska State Senate District M
Current incumbentAnna Fairclough Republican Party
Population32,015
Race63.1% White, 9.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.0% Two or More Races, 10.4% Asian, 3.0% Other, 3.6% Black, 2.7% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity91.9% Not Hispanic, 8.1% Hispanic
Voting age79.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska's thirteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Anna Fairclough.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 32,015 civilians reside within Alaska's thirteenth 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.

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

Salaries

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]

Vacancies

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]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Felix E. Rivera is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District L incumbent Kevin Meyer is unopposed in the Republican primary.[8]

2012

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. Anna Fairclough defeated Bettye Davis (D) in the general election.[9] Fairclough ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary. Davis defeated Harry Crawford, Jr. (D) in the August 28 Democratic primary.[10]

Alaska State Senate, District 13 (M), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Fairclough 62.3% 11,012
     Democratic Bettye Davis Incumbent 37.7% 6,676
Total Votes 17,688

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District M have raised a total of $845,636. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $84,564 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District M
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $297,078 3 $99,026
2008 $37,117 1 $37,117
2004 $120,672 2 $60,336
2002 $357,426 2 $178,713
2000 $33,343 2 $16,672
Total $845,636 10 $84,564

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