State Representative (AK-21)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Oct 01, 2017 - Jun 01, 2018

Description

Made up of 40 members, the Alaska House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Alaska State Legislature. Each member represents a district of about 17,756 residents, serving 2 year terms not subject to term limits. Every 2 years hald of the Senate is up for re-election. The Speaker of the House is the preciding officer of the upper house in the Alaska State Legislature. While there are 10 standing committees of the House that range from communitiy and regional affairs to transportation, the House currently has 17 finance subcommittes that include administation and the University of Alaska committees. Primary responsibilities of a Representative include: enacting laws, overseeing programs enacted by the executive branch, holding hearings on policies, allocating funds to pay for the daily workings of the state, and redistricting in collaboration with other Representatives and the Senate. Currently, Alaska State Legislators are paid $50,400 per year as a base salary rate.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Alaska Division of Elections office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election and other important information. 2) Obtain and complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Alaska Division of Elections office. These filing papers include the Filing Notification, Nominating Petition, Subscribers’ forms and a Financial Disclosure Statement. 3) Submit the required filing papers by June 1st, 2016 (This deadline always falls on June 1st, unless June 1st falls on a weekend, then the filing deadline is the Monday following June 1st). If you have any questions please contact the Alaska Division of Elections office by phone at (866) 952-8683. For more information see: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/info/B05_No_Party_Candidate_Filing_Instructions.pdf And the Filing for Office Handbook: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/B05.pdf

Submit application to:
Alaska Division of Elections, Court Plaza Building, Juneau, AK, 99801, US