U.S. Senator (AK-Jr.)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Oct 01, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020
Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.
Application Guidelines1) 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, 2020 (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