Alaska State Senate District N

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Alaska State Senate District N
Current incumbentCatherine A. Giessel Republican Party
Population36,520
Race70.1% White, 6.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.8% Two or More Races, 9.6% Asian, 1.5% Other, 3.0% Black, 1.5% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity93.8% Not Hispanic, 6.2% Hispanic
Voting age73.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Alaska's fourteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Catherine A. Giessel.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,520 civilians reside within Alaska's fourteenth 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 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. Harry T. Crawford, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Catherine A. "Cathy" Giessel was unopposed in the Republican primary. Crawford will face Giessel in the general election.[8][9][10]

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. After defeating Joe Arness (R) in the August 28 Republican primary, incumbent Catherine A. Giessel defeated Ron Devon (I) in the general election.[11][12]

Alaska State Senate, District 14 (N), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Giessel Incumbent 59.1% 10,405
     Independent Ron Devon 40.9% 7,202
Total Votes 17,607
Alaska State Senate, District 14 (N) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Giessel Incumbent 67.9% 3,964
Joe Arness 32.1% 1,878
Total Votes 5,842

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District N have raised a total of $790,722. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $71,884 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District N
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $215,345 3 $71,782
2010 $85,383 3 $28,461
2006 $286,476 3 $95,492
2002 $203,485 1 $203,485
2000 $33 1 $33
Total $790,722 11 $71,884

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