Writing: Boss Ribs

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Incumbent

'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' is a [[XPARTYX]] member of the [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX]], representing District XDISTRICTX. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Boss Ribs is a Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Former member

'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' is a former [[XPARTYX]] member of the [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX]], representing District XDISTRICTX from 2010 until 2012.


Boss Ribs is a former Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District 20 from 2010 until 2012.

Current candidate

'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[XPARTYX]] candidate for [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX elections, 2014#District XDISTRICTX|District XDISTRICTX]] of the [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX]].


Boss Ribs is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Alaska State Senate.

Defeated candidate

'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[XPARTYX]] candidate for [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX elections, 2014#District XDISTRICTX|District XDISTRICTX]] of the [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX]].


Boss Ribs was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Alaska State Senate.

Candidate-elect

'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' is a [[XPARTYX]] senator-elect of the [[XSTATEX State Senate]].


Boss Ribs is a Democratic senator-elect of the Alaska State Senate.


'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' is a [[XPARTYX]] representative-elect of the [[XSTATEX House of Representatives]].


Boss Ribs is a Democratic representative-elect of the Alaska House of Representatives.

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2014

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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. Incumbent John Coghill (R) defeated fellow incumbent Joe Thomas (D) in the general election.[1] Both candidates were unopposed in the August 28 primary elections.[2] A total of $244,676 was raised by 2012 candidates in the district, with Thomas outspending Coghill by a margin of $133,932 to $110,744.[3]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coghill Incumbent 60.5% 9,464
     Democratic Joe Thomas Incumbent 39.5% 6,175
Total Votes 15,639

2008

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2008

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 26, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008. Gerry Knasiak (D) and incumbent Bert Stedman (R) ran unopposed in the August 26 primary elections.[4] Knasiak did not appear on the general election ballot and Stedman, now unchallenged, won re-election on November 4, 2008.[5] Knasiak did not raise any money in campaign contributions while Stedman raised $49,239.[6]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBert Stedman Incumbent 96.1% 11,101
       Write-in 3.9% 450
Total Votes 11,551

2004

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2004

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 24, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004. Incumbent Bert Stedman (R) defeated David F. Landis (D) in the general election.[7] Both candidates were unopposed in the August 24 primary elections.[8] A total of $136,036 was raised by 2004 candidates in the district, with Stedman outspending Landis by a margin of $94,610 to $41,426.[9]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBert Stedman Incumbent 58.2% 8,280
     Democratic David Landis 41.8% 5,946
Total Votes 14,226

2000

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2000

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 22, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000. Robin L. Taylor (R) defeated Greg Middag (D) in the general election.[10] Taylor defeated Bill Privett in the Republican primary and Middag ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11] A total of $384,533 was raised by 2000 candidates in the district, with Taylor outspending Middag by a margin of $121,278 to $74,098. Privett outspent both candidates, raising $189,157 before being defeated in the primary.[12]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobin L. Taylor Incumbent 54% 7,164
     Democratic Greg Middag 46% 6,096
Total Votes 13,260

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Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBoss Ribs Incumbent 64.3% 9,001
     Republican Another Candidate 35.7% 5,000
Total Votes 14,001
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Committee page

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Members, 2011
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Billy BeasleyTom Whatley, Chair
Marc KeaheyRusty Glover, Vice-Chair
Paul SanfordPaul Bussman
Bobby SingletonShadrack McGill
Clay Scofield
Phil Williams
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Incumbent profile

At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
Legislative Administration
Local Government
Natural Resources
Rules
State Administration, Vice Chair
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Copy/paste

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

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Comprehensive

Use the following template for an incumbent's full donor history:

==Campaign donors==
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Temporary

===2012===
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Complete

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}}{{tnr}}'''XFIRSTX XLASTX''' {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[XPARTYX]] candidate for [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX elections, 2014#District XDISTRICTX|District XDISTRICTX]] of the [[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX]].

==Elections==
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==See Also==
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*[[XSTATEX XCHAMBERX elections, 2014]]
*[[XSTATEX State Legislature]]

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