New Jersey General Assembly District 22

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New Jersey General Assembly District 22
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Current incumbentGerald Green Democratic Party
Linda Stender Democratic Party
Population214,711
Race57.4% White, 24.8% Black, 0.38% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.41% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 9.77% Some other race alone, 3.20% Two or More Races
Ethnicity74.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 25.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-second general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Gerald Green and Democratic Representative Linda Stender.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 214,711 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-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 Gerald Green (D) and incumbent Linda Stender (D) defeated Jeffrey D. First (R) and John Campbell (R) in the general election. Green and Stender were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. First and Campbell were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 22 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Stender Incumbent 28.3% 23,242
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Green Incumbent 28.2% 23,168
     Republican John Campbell 22.9% 18,826
     Republican Jeffrey D. First 20.6% 16,965
Total Votes 82,201

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 Gerald Green (D) and Linda Stender (D) defeated Joan Van Pelt (R) and Jeffrey First (R) in the general election. Green and Stender were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Van Pelt and First were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Green Incumbent 29% 14,957
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Stender Incumbent 30.5% 15,747
     Republican Joan Van Pelt 21% 10,846
     Republican Jeffrey First 19.5% 10,092
Total Votes 51,642

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 22 have raised a total of $3,575,515. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $111,735 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $764,511 4 $191,128
2009 $834,334 5 $166,867
2007 $671,861 6 $111,977
2005 $697,837 7 $99,691
2003 $352,165 6 $58,694
2001 $254,807 4 $63,702
Total $3,575,515 32 $111,735

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