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New Jersey General Assembly District 13

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New Jersey General Assembly District 13
Current incumbentAmy Handlin Republican Party
Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. Republican Party
Population219,626
Race83.6% White, 4.3% Black, 0.15% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 7.83% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.11% Some other race alone, 1.97% Two or More Races
Ethnicity91.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 8.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirteenth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Amy Handlin and Republican Representative Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,626 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirteenth 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 Amy Handlin (R) and incumbent Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. (R) defeated Allison Friedman (D), Matthew Morehead (D) and Karen Anne Zaletel (G) in the general election. Handlin and O'Scanlon were bracketed together, and defeated Edna Walsh and Stephen Boracchia in the Republican primary. Friedman and Morehead were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Handlin Incumbent 33.5% 38,795
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeclan O'Scanlon Jr. Incumbent 32.5% 37,577
     Democratic Allison Friedman 17% 19,623
     Democratic Matthew Morehead 16.3% 18,843
     Green Karen Anne Zaletel 0.7% 796
Total Votes 115,634

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 Amy Handlin (R) and Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. (R) defeated Kevin Lavan (D), Patrick Short (D), William Lawton and Frank Cottone in the general election. Handlin and O'Scanlon were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Lavan and Short were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Handlin Incumbent 30.5% 24,073
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeclan O'Scanlon Incumbent 28.8% 22,754
     Democratic Kevin Lavan 19.2% 15,165
     Democratic Patrick Short 19.4% 15,333
     Constitution Frank Cottone 1.1% 834
     Constitution William Lawton 1% 757
Total Votes 78,916

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 13 have raised a total of $2,182,362. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $64,187 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $362,083 6 $60,347
2009 $364,047 4 $91,012
2007 $269,388 4 $67,347
2005 $573,339 8 $71,667
2003 $302,486 6 $50,414
2001 $311,019 6 $51,837
Total $2,182,362 34 $64,187

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