New Jersey General Assembly District 30

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New Jersey General Assembly District 30
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Current incumbentSean Kean Republican Party
David Rible Republican Party
Population270,300
Race84.2% White, 6.8% Black, 0.23% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 3.39% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.45% Some other race alone, 1.88% Two or More Races
Ethnicity88.8% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 11.2% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age69.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirtieth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Sean Kean and Republican Representative David Rible.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 270,300 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirtieth 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 Sean Kean (R) and incumbent David Rible (R) defeated Lorelei Rouvrais (D) and Jimmy Esposito (D) in the general election. Rible and Kean were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Rouvrais was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 30 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Kean Incumbent 38.2% 39,702
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rible Incumbent 35.9% 37,252
     Democratic Jimmy Esposito 13.4% 13,898
     Democratic Lorelei Rouvrais 12.5% 12,967
Total Votes 103,819

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. Sean Kean (R) and incumbent David Rible (R) defeated Howard Kleinhendler (D), Shaun O'Rourke (D) and David Schneck (L) in the general election. Kean and Rible were bracketed together and were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kleinhendler and O'Rourke were bracketed together and were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 30 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Kean 34.4% 22,889
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rible Incumbent 31.2% 20,728
     Democratic Shaun O'Rourke 16.9% 11,256
     Democratic Howard Kleinhendler 16% 10,639
     Libertarian David Schneck 1.5% 986
Total Votes 66,498

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 30 have raised a total of $2,417,049. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $89,520 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $778,386 5 $155,677
2009 $548,484 5 $109,697
2007 $415,646 4 $103,912
2005 $383,131 4 $95,783
2003 $190,318 5 $38,064
2001 $101,084 4 $25,271
Total $2,417,049 27 $89,520

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