New Jersey General Assembly District 19

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New Jersey General Assembly District 19
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Current incumbentCraig Coughlin Democratic Party
John Wisniewski Democratic Party
Population224,578
Race58.8% White, 10.5% Black, 0.48% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 15.48% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 11.22% Some other race alone, 3.47% Two or More Races
Ethnicity69.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 30.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's nineteenth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Craig Coughlin and Democratic Representative John Wisniewski.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 224,578 civilians reside within New Jersey's nineteenth 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 Craig Coughlin (D) and incumbent John Wisniewski (D) defeated Arif Khan (R) and Stephanie Ziemba (R) in the general election. Coughlin and Wisniewski were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Khan and Ziemba were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 19 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wisniewski Incumbent 33.7% 24,404
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig J. Coughlin Incumbent 30.9% 22,393
     Republican Stephanie Ziemba 18.5% 13,406
     Republican Arif Khan 16.8% 12,151
Total Votes 72,354

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 Craig Coughlin (D) and John Wisniewski (D) defeated Angel Leon (R) and Shane Robinson (R) in the general election. Coughlin and Wisniewski were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Leon and Robinson were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wisniewski Incumbent 34% 18,241
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Coughlin Incumbent 32.6% 17,492
     Republican Angel Leon 16.8% 9,008
     Republican Shane Robinson 16.6% 8,915
Total Votes 53,656

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 19 have raised a total of $5,443,340. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $194,405 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,075,140 4 $268,785
2009 $1,164,849 7 $166,407
2007 $905,636 4 $226,409
2005 $1,168,452 4 $292,113
2003 $864,480 5 $172,896
2001 $264,783 4 $66,196
Total $5,443,340 28 $194,405

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