Shelley Hughes

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Shelley Hughes
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Alaska House of Representatives District 8
In office
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMay 11, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Sean Parnell
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska, 2002
Associate'sCuyahoga Community College, 1985
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Shelley Hughes is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 8. She was first appointed to the chamber in May 11, 2012 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Carl Gatto.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hughes served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism, Chair
Military & Veterans' Affairs



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Pete P. LaFrance was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 8 incumbent Shelley Hughes was unopposed in the Republican primary. LaFrance will face Hughes in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hughes ran in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 8. She defeated Daniel Hamm in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Hughes won re-election in the general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Hughes Incumbent 95.6% 6,183
     Write-in Write-in 4.4% 282
Total Votes 6,465
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Hughes Incumbent 71.9% 1,813
Daniel Hamm 28.1% 709
Total Votes 2,522

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hughes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hughes raised a total of $41,153 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[6]

Shelley Hughes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 8 Won $41,153
Grand Total Raised $41,153


Hughes won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $41,153.
Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shelley Hughes's campaign in 2012
Mat-Su Republican Womens Club$1,500
Hughes, Shelley$1,102
Alaska Republican Party$1,000
Southeast Alaska Pilots Association$1,000
Alaska State Medical Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,153
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.


In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[7]


Hughes and her husband, Roger, have four children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alaska House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Carl Gatto (R)
Alaska House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by