New Jersey General Assembly District 23

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New Jersey General Assembly District 23
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Current incumbentJohn DiMaio Republican Party
Erik Peterson Republican Party
Population229,972
Race90.8% White, 3.1% Black, 0.14% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.90% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.51% Some other race alone, 1.52% Two or More Races
Ethnicity93.8% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.2% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-third general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative John DiMaio and Republican Representative Erik Peterson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 229,972 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-third 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 John DiMaio (R) and incumbent Erik Peterson (R) defeated John Valentine (D) and Ralph Drake (D) in the general election. DiMaio and Peterson were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Valentine and Drake were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 33.8% 35,604
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 33.6% 35,458
     Democratic John Valentine 16.9% 17,828
     Democratic Ralph Drake 15.7% 16,548
Total Votes 105,438

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 John DiMaio (R) and Erik Peterson (R) defeated Scott McDonald (D) and Karen Carroll (D) in the general election. DiMaio and Peterson were unopposed in the Republican primary. McDonald and Carroll were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 30.9% 21,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 31.2% 21,289
     Democratic Scott McDonald 18.2% 12,420
     Democratic Karen Carroll 19.6% 13,369
Total Votes 68,152

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 23 have raised a total of $1,224,222. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $37,098 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $86,680 4 $21,670
2009 $146,354 5 $29,271
2007 $153,143 4 $38,286
2005 $456,688 8 $57,086
2003 $258,408 5 $51,682
2001 $122,949 7 $17,564
Total $1,224,222 33 $37,098

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