New Jersey General Assembly District 10

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New Jersey General Assembly District 10
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Current incumbentGregory McGuckin Republican Party
David Wolfe Republican Party
Population208,227
Race91.5% White, 2.4% Black, 0.16% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.29% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.05% Some other race alone, 1.54% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.5% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 7.5% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age79.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's tenth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Gregory McGuckin and Republican Representative David Wolfe.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 208,227 civilians reside within New Jersey's tenth 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 Gregory McGuckin (R) and incumbent David Wolfe (R) defeated Susan Kane (D) and Amber Gesslein (D) in the general election. Wolfe and McGuckin were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Kane and Gesslein were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 10 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wolfe Incumbent 35% 44,627
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory P. McGuckin Incumbent 33.4% 42,586
     Democratic Susan Kane 16.2% 20,647
     Democratic Amber Gesslein 15.4% 19,658
Total Votes 127,518

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. Gregory McGuckin (R) and incumbent David Wolfe (R) defeated Bette Wary (D) and Eli Eytan (D) in the general election. McGuckin and Wolfe were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Wary and Eytan were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 10 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Wolfe Incumbent 32% 27,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory McGuckin 30.7% 26,831
     Democratic Bette Wary 19.3% 16,909
     Democratic Eli Eytan 18% 15,698
Total Votes 87,393

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 10 have raised a total of $1,299,961. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,934 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $147,720 4 $36,930
2009 $182,630 6 $30,438
2007 $252,981 7 $36,140
2005 $292,436 5 $58,487
2003 $161,959 5 $32,392
2001 $262,235 4 $65,559
Total $1,299,961 31 $41,934

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