Lance Pruitt

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Lance Pruitt
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Alaska House of Representatives District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 24, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Alaska House of Representatives
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lance Pruitt is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Pruitt serves as State House Majority Leader.

Biography

Pruitt's professional experience includes working as a small business owner, manager of FedEx Ground, and the general manager of Sears Logistics.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Social Services
Judiciary
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pruitt served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Pruitt's website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Long-term Reliable Energy
Excerpt: "Energy is a key element to a strong and thriving economy. We need to make sure that we have long term, reliable and affordable energy sources, especially energy that has predictability of price to the consumer."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We need to ensure that our children can get a world class education right here in the state. This all starts with keeping and maintaining high quality teachers."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Extensive analysis of how much is being spent will be all that more important when, if or as the amount of funds available diminishes. We must continue to provide the programs and services that are necessary while staying within our means."
  • Workforce Development
Excerpt: "With projects like a future gas line looming on the horizon, we will need to make sure that the workforce present in Alaska is up to the challenge of making these projects a success."

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives 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. Matt Moore is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 25 incumbent Lance Pruitt is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pruitt ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 25. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Pruitt won re-election in the general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLance D. Pruitt Incumbent 51.3% 4,119
     Democratic Pete Petersen 48.5% 3,896
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 22
Total Votes 8,037

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pruitt was unopposed in the August 24 primary.[6] He defeated Democrat Barbara E. Norton and Libertarian Robert E. Clift in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lance Pruitt (R) 3,508
Barbara E. Norton (D) 2,771
Robert E. Clift (L) 189

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pruitt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pruitt raised a total of $172,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[8]

Lance Pruitt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 25 Won $124,820
2010 Alaska State House, District 21 Won $48,077
Grand Total Raised $172,897

2012

Pruitt won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pruitt raised a total of $124,820.
Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lance Pruitt's campaign in 2012
Alaska Republican Party$8,500
Pruitt, Lance$3,756
Capital City Republican Women$3,500
Anchorage Republican Womens Club$3,500
Alaska Dental Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$124,820
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pruitt won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pruitt raised a total of $48,077.

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2014

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

2012

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.[9]

Personal

Pruitt is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Crawford (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 21
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Craig Johnson (R)