New Jersey General Assembly District 14

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New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Current incumbentWayne DeAngelo Democratic Party
Daniel Benson Democratic Party
Population230,937
Race67.4% White, 8.1% Black, 0.17% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 19.53% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.56% Some other race alone, 2.12% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.2% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 7.8% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's fourteenth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Wayne DeAngelo and Democratic Representative Daniel Benson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 230,937 civilians reside within New Jersey's fourteenth 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 Wayne DeAngelo (D) and incumbent Daniel Benson (D) defeated Ronald Haas (R), Steve Cook (R), Steven Uccio (L) and Sean O'Connor (L) in the general election. DeAngelo and Benson were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Haas and Cook were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 14 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne DeAngelo Incumbent 26.9% 32,048
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Benson Incumbent 26% 30,992
     Republican Steve Cook 23.6% 28,135
     Republican Ronald Haas 22% 26,233
     Libertarian Sean O'Connor 0.8% 898
     Libertarian Steven Uccio 0.7% 779
Total Votes 119,085

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 Wayne DeAngelo (D) and Daniel Benson (D) defeated Sheree McGowan (R), Wayne Wittman (R) and Steven Welzer (G) in the general election. Benson and DeAngelo were bracketed together in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Wittman was bracketed with David Fried in the Republican party and defeated Bruce MacDonald to advance to the general election. Fried withdrew from the race after the primary and was replaced by McGowan.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 14 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne DeAngelo Incumbent 29% 26,626
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Benson Incumbent 28% 25,662
     Republican Sheree McGowan 20.9% 19,135
     Republican Wayne Wittman 20.8% 19,100
     Green Steven Welzer 1.3% 1,189
Total Votes 91,712

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 14 have raised a total of $6,823,344. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $206,768 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $923,601 7 $131,943
2009 $469,552 6 $78,259
2007 $2,558,860 6 $426,477
2005 $1,369,894 6 $228,316
2003 $867,153 4 $216,788
2001 $634,284 4 $158,571
Total $6,823,344 33 $206,768

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