New Jersey General Assembly District 1

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New Jersey General Assembly District 1
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Current incumbentSamuel Fiocchi Republican Party
Bob Andrzejczak Democratic Party
Population217,333
Race78.3% White, 11.2% Black, 0.46% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 1.25% Asian, 0.042% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 6.11% Some other race alone, 2.67% Two or More Races
Ethnicity82.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 17.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age78.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's first general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Samuel Fiocchi and Democratic Representative Bob Andrzejczak.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,333 civilians reside within New Jersey's first general assembly district.[1] New Jersey General Assembly members represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New Jersey General Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Jersey legislators assume office at noon of the second Tuesday in January following the election.

Qualifications

In order to be a candidate to run for the New Jersey General Assembly, a candidate must:[4]

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside for no less than two years in the district the candidate plans to represent.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the New Jersey Secretary of State.
  • Disclose any criminal convictions.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Jersey Legislature are paid $49,000/year. There is no per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

There are two ways to fill an vacancy in the house. For any vacancy that happens in session, a special election must be conducted within 51 days of the vacancy. All other vacancies must be filled by the county leadership of the political party that holds the seat.[6]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 4, 2013, and a general election on November 5, 2013. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 1, 2013. Incumbent Bob Andrzejczak (D) and Samuel Fiocchi (R) defeated Kristine Gabor (R) and incumbent Nelson Albano (D) in the general election. Andrzejczak was bracketed with Albano, and were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fiocchi and Gabor were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 1 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Andrzejczak Incumbent 27.2% 29,958
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Fiocchi 25% 27,539
     Democratic Nelson Albano 24.2% 26,611
     Republican Kristine Gabor 23.5% 25,903
Total Votes 110,011

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 7, 2011, and a general election on November 8, 2011. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2011. Incumbents Nelson Albano (D) and Matthew Milam (D) defeated Suzanne Walters (R) and Samuel Fiocchi (R) in the general election. Albano and Milam were bracketed together in the Democratic Primary and ran unopposed. Walters and Fiocchi were bracketed together in the Republican primary and defeated Paul Halley and Peter Boyce to advance to the general election.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 1 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Albano Incumbent 27.9% 24,794
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Milam Incumbent 25% 22,207
     Republican Samuel Fiocchi 23.8% 21,156
     Republican Suzanne Walters 23.4% 20,810
Total Votes 88,967

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 1 have raised a total of $2,858,964. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $86,635 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $182,236 6 $30,373
2009 $105,447 6 $17,575
2007 $305,944 5 $61,189
2005 $1,013,318 4 $253,330
2003 $381,514 7 $54,502
2001 $870,505 5 $174,101
Total $2,858,964 33 $86,635

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