New Jersey General Assembly District 18

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New Jersey General Assembly District 18
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Current incumbentsNancy Pinkin Democratic Party
Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic Party
Population210,881
Race59.1% White, 6.4% Black, 0.21% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 28.69% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.97% Some other race alone, 2.61% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity90.9% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 9.1% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age77.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's eighteenth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Nancy Pinkin and Democratic Representative Patrick Diegnan, Jr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 210,881 civilians reside within New Jersey's eighteenth general assembly district.[2] New Jersey General Assembly members represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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.[6]

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.[7]

Elections

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[8]

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 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. (D) and Nancy Pinkin (D) defeated Robert A. Bengivenga (R), Lisa Goldhamer (R) and Sheila Angalet (UWS) in the general election. Diegnan and Pinkin were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bengivenga and Goldhamer were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10][11][12]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 18 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Diegnan, Jr. Incumbent 27.1% 24,996
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Pinkin 26.2% 24,186
     Republican Robert A. Bengivenga 23.3% 21,517
     Republican Lisa Goldhamer 22.3% 20,559
     United We Stand Sheila Angalet 1.2% 1,068
Total Votes 92,326

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 Peter Barnes, III (D) and Patrick Diegnan, Jr. (D) defeated Joseph Sinagra (R) and Marcia Silva (R) in the general election. Barnes and Diegnan were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sinagra and Silva ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[13][14][15]

New Jersey General Assembly District 18 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Diegnan Incumbent 28.4% 18,050
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Barnes, III Incumbent 28.6% 18,166
     Republican Joseph Sinagra 22% 13,996
     Republican Marcia Silva 21% 13,333
Total Votes 63,545

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 18 have raised a total of $3,199,698. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $123,065 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $702,621 4 $175,655
2009 $607,818 6 $101,303
2007 $631,444 4 $157,861
2005 $666,585 4 $166,646
2003 $372,352 4 $93,088
2001 $218,878 4 $54,720
Total $3,199,698 26 $123,065

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. census.gov, "New Jersey 2010 Census Statistics," accessed October 4, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. New Jersey Secretary of State, "Partisan Office Candidate Requirements," accessed December 18, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. New Jersey Legislature, "New Jersey Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section Article IV, Section 4, (1))
  8. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  9. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  10. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  11. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  13. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List,” accessed December 5, 2013
  14. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General election results,” accessed December 5, 2013
  15. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official Primary election results,” accessed December 5, 2013