New Jersey General Assembly District 11

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New Jersey General Assembly District 11
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Current incumbentMary Pat Angelini Republican Party
Caroline Casagrande Republican Party
Population205,526
Race75.9% White, 14.3% Black, 0.28% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.74% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4.15% Some other race alone, 2.54% Two or More Races
Ethnicity88.0% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 12.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age78.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's eleventh general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Mary Pat Angelini and Republican Representative Caroline Casagrande.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 205,526 civilians reside within New Jersey's eleventh 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 Mary Pat Angelini (R) and incumbent Caroline Casagrande (R) defeated Edward Zipprich (D) and Kevin McMillan (D) in the general election. Angelini and Casagrande were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Zipprich and McMillan were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 11 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pat Angelini Incumbent 30.1% 29,842
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaroline Casagrande Incumbent 29.1% 28,827
     Democratic Kevin McMillan 20.6% 20,406
     Democratic Edward Zipprich 20.2% 19,968
Total Votes 99,043

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 Mary Pat Angelini (R) and Caroline Casagrande (R) defeated Kathleen Horgan (D), Vin Gopal (D) and Daniel Jacobson (I) in the general election. Angelini and Casagrande were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Gopal and Marilyn Schlossbach were brackted in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Schlossbach withdrew from the race and was replaced by Kathleen Horgan.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 11 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pat Angelini Incumbent 26.4% 18,479
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaroline Casagrande Incumbent 26.8% 18,739
     Democratic Vin Gopal 22% 15,392
     Democratic Kathleen Horgan 21.5% 15,060
     Independent Daniel Jacobson 3.4% 2,358
Total Votes 70,028

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 11 have raised a total of $4,273,704. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $133,553 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $834,418 6 $139,070
2009 $465,745 4 $116,436
2007 $284,624 4 $71,156
2005 $1,810,917 4 $452,729
2003 $409,798 6 $68,300
2001 $468,202 8 $58,525
Total $4,273,704 32 $133,553

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