Alaska Senate

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 20 members, each of whom represents a district 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 20 Senators, the Alaska Senate is the smallest legislative chamber in the United States.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. 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.

Current composition

ee also

* Alaska State Capitol
* List of Alaska State Legislatures
** 25th Alaska State Legislature (2007-2008), the current state legislature
* Alaska political corruption probe


External links

* [ Alaska State Senate] official government website
* [ Project Vote Smart - State Senate of Alaska]

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