New Jersey General Assembly District 3

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New Jersey General Assembly District 3
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Current incumbentJohn Burzichelli Democratic Party
Celeste Riley Democratic Party
Population235,440
Race76.4% White, 14.3% Black, 0.63% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 1.51% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4.60% Some other race alone, 2.50% Two or More Races
Ethnicity90.2% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 9.8% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's third general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative John Burzichelli and Democratic Representative Celeste Riley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 235,440 civilians reside within New Jersey's third 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 John Burzichelli (D) and incumbent Celeste Riley (D) defeated Larry Wallace (R) and Bob Vanderslice (R) in the general election. Burzichelli and Riley were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Wallace and Vanderslice were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 3 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burzichelli Incumbent 28% 31,049
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCeleste Riley Incumbent 26.9% 29,870
     Republican Larry Wallace 22.6% 25,094
     Republican Bob Vanderslice 22.4% 24,823
Total Votes 110,836

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 John Burzichelli (D) and Celeste Riley (D) defeated Domenick DiCicco (R) and Bob Villare (R) in the general election. Burzichelli and Riley were bracketed together in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. DiCicco and Villare were bracketed together in the Republican primary and ran unopposed.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 3 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burzichelli Incumbent 28% 25,172
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCeleste Riley Incumbent 26.6% 23,960
     Republican Domenick DiCicco 22.5% 20,268
     Republican Bob Villare 22.8% 20,528
Total Votes 89,928

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 3 have raised a total of $3,443,908. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $104,361 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $837,992 4 $209,498
2009 $471,457 6 $78,576
2007 $548,233 6 $91,372
2005 $338,315 6 $56,386
2003 $776,415 6 $129,403
2001 $471,496 5 $94,299
Total $3,443,908 33 $104,361

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