New Jersey General Assembly District 16

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New Jersey General Assembly District 16
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Current incumbentJack Ciattarelli Republican Party
Donna Simon Republican Party
Population215,874
Race78.3% White, 3.5% Black, 0.14% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 12.75% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.99% Some other race alone, 2.24% Two or More Races
Ethnicity89.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 10.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's sixteenth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jack Ciattarelli and Republican Representative Donna Simon. Simon was appointed to the chamber in February 2012 to replace the late Peter Biondi.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 215,874 civilians reside within New Jersey's sixteenth 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 Jack Ciattarelli (R) and incumbent Donna Simon (R) defeated Marie Corfield (D), Ida Ochoteco (D) and Patrick McKnight (L) in the general election. Ciattarelli and Simon were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Corfield and Ochoteco were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli Incumbent 28.3% 32,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Simon Incumbent 27.8% 31,543
     Democratic Marie Corfield 22.1% 25,112
     Democratic Ida Ochoteco 20.8% 23,682
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.1% 1,202
Total Votes 113,664

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. Incumbent Peter Biondi (R) and Jack Ciattarelli (R) defeated Marie Corfield (D) and Joe Camarota (D) in the general election. Biondi and Ciattarelli ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Corfield and Camarota ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 16 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Biondi Incumbent 26.9% 20,359
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Ciattarelli 26.1% 19,770
     Democratic Marie Corfield 23.5% 17,779
     Democratic Joe Camarota 23.5% 17,795
Total Votes 75,703

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 16 have raised a total of $2,651,988. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $91,448 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $274,749 4 $68,687
2009 $675,665 6 $112,611
2007 $801,352 5 $160,270
2005 $567,985 5 $113,597
2003 $195,348 5 $39,070
2001 $136,889 4 $34,222
Total $2,651,988 29 $91,448

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