New Jersey General Assembly District 29

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New Jersey General Assembly District 29
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Current incumbentEliana Pintor Marin Democratic Party
L. Grace Spencer Democratic Party
Population206,523
Race34.1% White, 42.4% Black, 0.60% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 1.65% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 16.88% Some other race alone, 4.31% Two or More Races
Ethnicity61.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 38.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's twenty-ninth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Eliana Pintor Marin and Democratic Representative L. Grace Spencer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 206,523 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-ninth 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 L. Grace Spencer (D) and Eliana Pintor Marin (D) defeated Aracelis Sanabria Tejada (R) and Elaine L. Guarino (R) in the general election. Spencer and Alberto Coutinho were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Coutinho was replaced on the general election ballot by Pintor-Marin. Pintor-Marin was first appointed to the chamber on September 11, 2011, after Coutinho resigned because of an investigation into a charity that his father started.[7] Tejada and Guarino were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9][10][11]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngL. Grace Spencer Incumbent 40.4% 15,259
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliana Pintor Marin 38.8% 14,645
     Republican Aracelis Sanabria Tejada 10.5% 3,957
     Republican Elaine L. Guarino 10.3% 3,903
Total Votes 37,764

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 L. Grace Spencer (D) and Alberto Coutinho (D) defeated Elaine Guarino (R) and Lisa Kistner (R) in the general election. Spencer and Coutinho were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Guarino and Kistner were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[12][13][14]

New Jersey General Assembly District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngL. Grace Spencer Incumbent 42% 8,572
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlberto Coutinho Incumbent 41.2% 8,391
     Republican Elaine Guarino 8.5% 1,736
     Republican Lisa Kistner 8.3% 1,687
Total Votes 20,386

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 29 have raised a total of $1,757,351. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $48,815 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 29
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $309,565 4 $77,391
2009 $312,678 6 $52,113
2007 $432,360 11 $39,305
2005 $424,490 5 $84,898
2003 $142,017 5 $28,403
2001 $136,241 5 $27,248
Total $1,757,351 36 $48,815

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