New Jersey General Assembly District 21

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New Jersey General Assembly District 21
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Current incumbentJon Bramnick Republican Party
Nancy Munoz Republican Party
Population219,875
Race85.5% White, 2.8% Black, 0.09% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 8.02% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.58% Some other race alone, 1.93% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.0% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 8.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age73.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's twenty-first general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jon Bramnick and Republican Representative Nancy Munoz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,875 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-first 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 Jon Bramnick (R) and incumbent Nancy Munoz (R) defeated Norman W. Albert (D) and Jill Anne Lazare (D) in the general election. Bramnick and Munoz were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Albert and Lazare were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 21 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Bramnick Incumbent 32.9% 38,556
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Munoz Incumbent 31.9% 37,314
     Democratic Jill Anne Lazare 18.1% 21,129
     Democratic Norman W. Albert 17.1% 20,045
Total Votes 117,044

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 Jon Bramnick (R) and Nancy Munoz (R) defeated Bruce Bergen (D), Norman Albert (D) and Darren Young (L) in the general election. Bramnick and Munoz were unopposed in the Republican primary. Albert and Bergen were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Bramnick Incumbent 31.7% 25,303
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Munoz Incumbent 31.9% 25,491
     Democratic Bruce Bergen 17.4% 13,878
     Democratic Norman Albert 17.4% 13,864
     Libertarian Darren Young 1.7% 1,324
Total Votes 79,860

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 21 have raised a total of $3,080,018. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $81,053 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $855,871 5 $171,174
2009 $503,370 6 $83,895
2007 $501,424 8 $62,678
2005 $383,997 4 $95,999
2003 $485,383 11 $44,126
2001 $349,973 4 $87,493
Total $3,080,018 38 $81,053

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