New Jersey General Assembly District 26

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New Jersey General Assembly District 26
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Current incumbentsBettyLou DeCroce Republican Party
Jay Webber Republican Party
Population217,839
Race82.2% White, 1.9% Black, 0.17% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 12.25% Asian, 0.01% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.64% Some other race alone, 1.84% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity93.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's twenty-sixth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative BettyLou DeCroce and Republican Representative Jay Webber. DeCroce was first appointed to the chamber on January 25, 2012, to replace her late husband Alex DeCroce (R).[2]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,839 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-sixth general assembly district.[3] New Jersey General Assembly members represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[5]

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:[6]

  • 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.[7]

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.[8]

Elections

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[9]

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 Jay Webber (R) and incumbent BettyLou DeCroce (R) defeated Elliot Isibor (D) and Joseph Raich (D) in the general election. Webber and DeCroce were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Isibor and Raich were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 26 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBettyLou DeCroce Incumbent 32.9% 35,352
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 32.6% 35,028
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 17.4% 18,720
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.1% 18,379
Total Votes 107,479

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. Incumbent Alex DeCroce (R) and incumbent Jay Webber (R) defeated Elliot Isibor (D), Joseph Raich (D) and Michael Spector (G) in the general election. DeCroce and Webber ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Isibor and Raich were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[14][15][16]

New Jersey General Assembly District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex DeCroce Incumbent 32% 19,696
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Webber Incumbent 31.8% 19,543
     Democratic Joseph Raich 17.6% 10,847
     Democratic Elliot Isibor 16.8% 10,319
     Green Michael Spector 1.8% 1,095
Total Votes 61,500

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 26 have raised a total of $5,244,029. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $158,910 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,107,130 6 $184,522
2009 $1,044,944 5 $208,989
2007 $1,247,622 8 $155,953
2005 $901,619 6 $150,270
2003 $464,082 4 $116,021
2001 $478,632 4 $119,658
Total $5,244,029 33 $158,910

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. nj.com, "BettyLou DeCroce to assume N.J. Assembly seat, succeed husband in 2 weeks," accessed October 8, 2013
  3. census.gov, "New Jersey 2010 Census Statistics," accessed October 4, 2013
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. New Jersey Secretary of State, "Partisan Office Candidate Requirements," accessed December 18, 2013
  7. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  8. New Jersey Legislature, "New Jersey Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section Article IV, Section 4, (1))
  9. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  10. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  11. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  12. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  13. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  14. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List,” accessed December 5, 2013
  15. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General election results,” accessed December 5, 2013
  16. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official Primary election results,” accessed December 5, 2013