New Jersey General Assembly District 24

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New Jersey General Assembly District 24
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Current incumbentParker Space Republican Party
Alison McHose Republican Party
Population215,703
Race91.6% White, 2.2% Black, 0.15% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.85% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.43% Some other race alone, 1.68% Two or More Races
Ethnicity93.0% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 7.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age75.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-fourth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Parker Space and Republican Representative Alison McHose. Space was appointed to the chamber on February 23, 2013 to replace Gary Chiusano (R), who resigned after being appointed to the post of Sussex County surrogate.[1]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 215,703 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-fourth general assembly district.[2] New Jersey General Assembly members represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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.[6]

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.[7]

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 Alison McHose (R) and incumbent Parker Space (R) defeated Susan M. Williams (D) and William Weightman (D) in the general election. McHose and Space were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Williams and Weightman were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[8][9][10][11]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 24 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlison McHose Incumbent 36% 37,399
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngParker Space Incumbent 33.8% 35,093
     Democratic Susan M. Williams 16.3% 16,883
     Democratic William Weightman 13.9% 14,411
Total Votes 103,786

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 Alison McHose (R) and Gary Chiusano (R) defeated Leslie Huhn (D), Jim Nye (D), Rose Ann Salanitri (I) and Mark Quick (I) in the general election. McHose and Chiusano were unopposed in the Republican primary. Huhn and Nye ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[12][13][14]

New Jersey General Assembly District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlison McHose Incumbent 30.6% 19,026
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Chiusano Incumbent 29.8% 18,561
     Democratic Leslie Huhn 16.5% 10,290
     Democratic Jim Nye 15.8% 9,832
     Independent Rose Ann Salanitri 5.1% 3,161
     Independent Mark Quick 2.2% 1,382
Total Votes 62,252

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 24 have raised a total of $1,926,971. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $68,820 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 24
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $348,255 6 $58,043
2009 $237,683 3 $79,228
2007 $570,288 6 $95,048
2005 $273,681 4 $68,420
2003 $301,590 5 $60,318
2001 $195,474 4 $48,869
Total $1,926,971 28 $68,820

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