New Jersey General Assembly District 20

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New Jersey General Assembly District 20
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Current incumbentJoseph Cryan Democratic Party
Annette Quijano Democratic Party
Population210,628
Race53.2% White, 25.9% Black, 0.57% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.46% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 12.10% Some other race alone, 3.75% Two or More Races
Ethnicity57.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 42.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age75.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twentieth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Joseph Cryan and Democratic Representative Annette Quijano.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 210,628 civilians reside within New Jersey's twentieth 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 Joseph Cryan (D) and incumbent Annette Quijano (D) defeated Charles Donnelly (R) and Christopher Hackett (R) in the general election. Quijano and Cryan were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Donnelly and Hackett were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 20 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 36.3% 19,268
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 35.5% 18,839
     Republican Charles Donnelly 14.5% 7,719
     Republican Christopher Hackett 13.7% 7,269
Total Votes 53,095

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 Joseph Cryan (D) and Annette Quijano (D) defeated John Donoso (R) in the general election. Cryan and Quijano defeated Carlos Cedeno and Tony Monteiro in the Democratic primary to advance to the general election. Donoso was unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cryan Incumbent 42.7% 12,104
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Quijano Incumbent 42.7% 12,116
     Republican John Donoso 14.6% 4,128
Total Votes 28,348

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 20 have raised a total of $5,130,761. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $197,337 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,631,696 5 $326,339
2009 $765,862 2 $382,931
2007 $1,152,966 4 $288,242
2005 $1,083,126 3 $361,042
2003 $292,321 6 $48,720
2001 $204,790 6 $34,132
Total $5,130,761 26 $197,337

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