New Jersey General Assembly District 27

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New Jersey General Assembly District 27
NJ LD 27.JPG
Current incumbentMila Jasey Democratic Party
John McKeon Democratic Party
Population204,496
Race56.0% White, 30.4% Black, 0.29% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 6.93% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.82% Some other race alone, 2.59% Two or More Races
Ethnicity89.2% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 10.8% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age75.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-seventh general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Mila Jasey and Democratic Representative John McKeon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 204,496 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-seventh 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 Mila Jasey (D) and incumbent John McKeon (D) defeated Angelo Tedesco (R) and Laura M. Ali (R) in the general election. Jasey and McKeon were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tedesco and Ali were bracketed together, and defeated Tayfun Selen in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 27 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 27.8% 30,554
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 26.7% 29,345
     Republican Angelo Tedesco 23.1% 25,378
     Republican Laura Ali 22.5% 24,732
Total Votes 110,009

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 Mila Jasey (D) and incumbent John McKeon (D) defeated Lee Holtzman (R) and Nicole Hagner (R) in the general election. Jasey and McKeon were bracketed together and defeated Ellen Steinberg in the Democratic primary. Holtzman and Hagner were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 27 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 28% 23,508
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 27.1% 22,757
     Republican Lee Holtzman 22.5% 18,857
     Republican Nicole Hagner 22.4% 18,790
Total Votes 83,912

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 27 have raised a total of $3,433,618. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $95,378 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $817,195 5 $163,439
2009 $543,068 5 $108,614
2007 $605,648 5 $121,130
2005 $605,648 5 $121,130
2003 $143,435 6 $23,906
2001 $718,624 10 $71,862
Total $3,433,618 36 $95,378

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