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Alaska Senate

NameAlaska State Senate
LegislatureAlaska State Legislature
Coa PicAlaska-StateSeal.svg
House TypeUpper house
Term LimitsNone
Session RoomSenate Chamber, Alaska.jpg
New SessionJanuary 18, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Gary Stevens
Election1January 20, 2009
Leader2 TypeMajority Leader
Leader2Kevin Meyer
Election2November 11, 2010
Leader3 TypeMinority Leader
Leader3Charlie Huggins
Election3November 8, 2010
Term Length4 years
AuthorityArticle 2, Alaska Constitution
Salary$50,400/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(10 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(19 seats, per redistricting proclamation)
RedistrictingAlaska Redistricting Board
Political Groups1Democrat-Republican Coalition (16)
Republican (4)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Alaska State Capitol
Juneau, Alaska

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The Alaska Senate is the upper house in the Alaska Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. The Senate consists of twenty members, each of whom represents an equal amount of districts with populations of about 31,347 people (2000 figures). Senators serve four-year terms, without term limits. Half of the Alaska Senate is up for re-election every two years. With just twenty senators, the Alaska Senate is the smallest upper house legislative chamber in the United States.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards.

The Senate convenes at the State Capitol in Juneau.

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