Alaska State Senate District O

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Alaska State Senate District O
Current incumbentPeter Micciche Republican Party
Population36,303
Race62.9% White, 8.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.9% Two or More Races, 10.7% Asian, 3.4% Other, 4.2% Black, 1.4% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity91.2% Not Hispanic, 8.8% Hispanic
Voting age73.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Alaska's fifteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Peter Micciche.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,303 civilians reside within Alaska's fifteenth 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 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. Incumbent Peter A. Micciche was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Eric D. Treider (Nonpartisan) in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Alaska State Senate, District O, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter A. Micciche Incumbent 76.7% 11,306
     Nonpartisan Eric D. Treider 23.3% 3,441
Total Votes 14,747

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 incumbent Thomas Wagoner in the August 28 Republican primary, Peter Micciche ran unopposed in the in the general election.[12][13]

Alaska State Senate, District 15 (O) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Micciche 58.6% 3,963
Thomas Wagoner Incumbent 41.4% 2,797
Total Votes 6,760

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Alaska State House District O have raised a total of $760,281. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $63,357 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Alaska State House District O
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $106,607 2 $53,304
2008 $139,111 2 $69,556
2004 $285,258 4 $71,315
2002 $140,878 2 $70,439
2000 $88,427 2 $44,214
Total $760,281 12 $63,357

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