New Jersey General Assembly District 31

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New Jersey General Assembly District 31
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Current incumbentJason O'Donnell Democratic Party
Charles Mainor Democratic Party
Population214,973
Race39.7% White, 27.8% Black, 0.41% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 17.02% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 10.96% Some other race alone, 4.12% Two or More Races
Ethnicity75.8% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 24.2% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age77.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-first general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Jason O'Donnell and Democratic Representative Charles Mainor.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 214,973 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-first 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 Jason O'Donnell (D) and incumbent Charles Mainor (D) defeated Gerard Pizzillo (R) and Juanita Lopez (R) in the general election. Mainor and O'Donnell were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pizzillo and Lopez were bracketed together, and defeated Tony Zanowic and Michael Alonso in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 31 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason O'Donnell Incumbent 36.9% 17,954
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Mainor Incumbent 36.8% 17,877
     Republican Gerard Pizzillo 13.3% 6,471
     Republican Juanita Lopez 13% 6,342
Total Votes 48,644

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 Jason O'Donnell (D) and incumbent Charles Mainor (D) defeated Michael Alonso (R) and Daniel Beckelman (R) in the general election. O'Donnell and Mainor were bracketed together and were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Alonso and Beckelman were bracketed together and were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 31 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason O'Donnell Incumbent 39.7% 11,690
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Mainor Incumbent 40.3% 11,877
     Republican Michael Alonso 10.7% 3,157
     Republican Daniel Beckelman 9.3% 2,751
Total Votes 29,475

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 31 have raised a total of $3,082,609. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $79,041 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 31
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $333,259 4 $83,315
2009 $101,898 7 $14,557
2007 $765,718 5 $153,144
2005 $575,072 7 $82,153
2003 $1,090,179 8 $136,272
2001 $216,483 8 $27,060
Total $3,082,609 39 $79,041

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