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New Jersey General Assembly District 2

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New Jersey General Assembly District 2
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Current incumbentVincent Mazzeo Democratic Party
Chris Brown Republican Party
Population234,905
Race63% White, 17.5% Black, 0.38% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 8.46% Asian, 0.031% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 7.35% Some other race alone, 3.30% Two or More Races
Ethnicity83.1% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 16.9% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's second general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Vincent Mazzeo and Republican Representative Chris Brown.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 234,905 civilians reside within New Jersey's second 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 Chris Brown (R) and Vincent Mazzeo (D) defeated incumbent John Amodeo (R), Nick Russo (D) and Gary Stein (BPM) in the general election. Brown was bracketed with Amodeo, and were unopposed in the Republican primary. Mazzeo was bracketed with Russo, and were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown Incumbent 25.6% 26,020
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Mazzeo 24.8% 25,164
     Republican John Amodeo Incumbent 24.7% 25,124
     Democratic Nick Russo 23.5% 23,900
     Independent Gary Stein 1.4% 1,388
Total Votes 101,596

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 John Amodeo (R) and Chris Brown (R) defeated Alisa Cooper (D) and Damon Tyner (D) in the general election. Amodeo and Brown were bracketed together in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Cooper and Tyner were bracketed together in the Democratic primary and defeated Gary Stein to advance to the general election.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Amodeo Incumbent 29.2% 25,330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 27.1% 23,440
     Democratic Alisa Cooper 20.7% 17,933
     Democratic Damon Tyner 23% 19,919
Total Votes 86,622

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 2 have raised a total of $3,740,539. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $113,350 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $973,388 5 $194,678
2009 $383,427 4 $95,857
2007 $555,899 5 $111,180
2005 $996,411 6 $166,069
2003 $229,925 8 $28,741
2001 $601,489 5 $120,298
Total $3,740,539 33 $113,350

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