New Jersey General Assembly District 17

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New Jersey General Assembly District 17
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Current incumbentUpendra Chivukula Democratic Party
Joseph Egan Democratic Party
Population235,142
Race46.5% White, 19.3% Black, 0.45% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 20.41% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 9.87% Some other race alone, 3.45% Two or More Races
Ethnicity78.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 21.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's seventeenth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Upendra Chivukula and Democratic Representative Joseph Egan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 235,142 civilians reside within New Jersey's seventeenth 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 Upendra Chivukula (D) and incumbent Joseph Egan (D) defeated Carlo Dilalla (R) and Sanjay Patel (R) in the general election. Chivukula and Egan were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dilalla and Patel were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 17 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Egan Incumbent 32.5% 23,763
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngUpendra Chivukula Incumbent 31.9% 23,331
     Republican Carlo Dilalla 18.8% 13,762
     Republican Sanjay Patel 16.8% 12,281
Total Votes 73,137

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 Upendra Chivukula (D) and Joseph Egan (D) defeated Carlo Dilalla (R) and Robert Mettler (R) in the general election. Chivukula and Egan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dilalla and Mettler ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Egan Incumbent 31.9% 15,165
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngUpendra Chivulkula Incumbent 31.3% 14,862
     Republican Carlo DiLalla 18.2% 8,627
     Republican Robert Mettler 18.7% 8,876
Total Votes 47,530

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 17 have raised a total of $7,221,813. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $240,727 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,300,332 4 $325,083
2009 $2,907,032 4 $726,758
2007 $1,282,465 4 $320,616
2005 $965,490 5 $193,098
2003 $416,039 6 $69,340
2001 $350,455 7 $50,065
Total $7,221,813 30 $240,727

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