New Jersey General Assembly District 26

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New Jersey General Assembly District 26
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Current incumbentBettyLou 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
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 5, 2013
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).[1]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,839 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-sixth 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 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.[8][9][10][11]

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.[12][13][14]

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

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