New Jersey General Assembly District 33

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New Jersey General Assembly District 33
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Current incumbentRaj Mukherji Democratic Party
Carmelo Garcia Democratic Party
Population224,489
Race62.7% White, 5.2% Black, 0.87% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 10.54% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 16.00% Some other race alone, 4.60% Two or More Races
Ethnicity45.8% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 54.2% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age81.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-third general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Raj Mukherji and Democratic Representative Carmelo Garcia.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 224,489 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-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. Carmelo Garcia (D) and Raj Mukherji (D) defeated Jude Anthony Tiscornia (R) and Armando Hernandez (R) in the general election. Garcia and Mukherji were bracketed together, and defeated John Hilt IV, Anthony Mills and Peter Basso in the Democratic primary. Tiscornia and Hernandez were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 33 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarmelo Garcia 37.5% 20,681
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaj Mukherji 34.5% 19,029
     Republican Armando Hernandez 14% 7,737
     Republican Jude Anthony Tiscornia 13.9% 7,691
Total Votes 55,138

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 Ruben Ramos, Jr. (D) and Sean Connors (D) defeated Fernando Uribe (R) and Christopher Garcia (R) in the general election. Ramos and Connors were bracketed together and defeated Ravi Bhalla in the Democratic Primary. Uribe and Garcia were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 33 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Ramos, Jr. Incumbent 42.7% 17,444
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Connors 41.8% 17,064
     Republican Christopher Garcia 7.9% 3,214
     Republican Fernando Uribe 7.6% 3,121
Total Votes 40,843

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 33 have raised a total of $2,034,369. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $63,574 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 33
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $228,179 5 $45,636
2009 $156,822 4 $39,206
2007 $421,999 4 $105,500
2005 $715,884 7 $102,269
2003 $191,388 5 $38,278
2001 $320,097 7 $45,728
Total $2,034,369 32 $63,574

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