New Jersey General Assembly District 28

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New Jersey General Assembly District 28
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Current incumbentRalph Caputo Democratic Party
Cleopatra Tucker Democratic Party
Population210,635
Race29.0% White, 53.7% Black, 0.43% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.38% Asian, 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 9.42% Some other race alone, 3.01% Two or More Races
Ethnicity77.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 22.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-sixth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Ralph Caputo and Democratic Representative Cleopatra Tucker.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 210,635 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-sixth 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 Ralph Caputo (D) and incumbent Cleopatra Tucker (D) defeated James Boydston (R) and Peter S. Manning (R) in the general election. Caputo and Tucker were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Boydston and Manning were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 28 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Caputo Incumbent 38.9% 26,221
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCleopatra G. Tucker Incumbent 38.4% 25,869
     Republican Peter S. Manning 11.7% 7,875
     Republican James Boydston 11.1% 7,452
Total Votes 67,417

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 Ralph Caputo (D) and incumbent Cleopatra Tucker (D) defeated Carol Humphreys (R) and David Pinckney (R) in the general election. Tucker and Caputo were bracketed together and defeated Michael Frazzano in the Democratic Primary. Humphreys and Sajda Barlas were unopposed in the Republican primary. Barlas was replaced by Pinckney on the general election ballot.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 28 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCleopatra Tucker Incumbent 38.2% 14,002
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Caputo Incumbent 37.6% 13,786
     Republican Carol Humphreys 12.6% 4,607
     Republican David Pinckney 11.6% 4,258
Total Votes 36,653

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 28 have raised a total of $1,078,054. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,370 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $246,377 5 $49,275
2009 $204,927 7 $29,275
2007 $277,132 7 $39,590
2005 $190,684 5 $38,137
2003 $54,544 4 $13,636
2001 $104,390 10 $10,439
Total $1,078,054 38 $28,370

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