New Jersey General Assembly District 36

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New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Current incumbentMarlene Caride Democratic Party
Gary Schaer Democratic Party
Population219,354
Race69.3% White, 5.6% Black, 0.48% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 6.68% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 14.53% Some other race alone, 3.44% Two or More Races
Ethnicity64.5% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 35.5% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-sixth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Marlene Caride and Democratic Representative Gary Schaer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,354 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-sixth 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 Marlene Caride (D) and incumbent Gary Schaer (D) defeated Rosina Romano (R) and Foster Lowe (R) in the general election. Schaer and Caride were bracketed together, and defeated Aharon Cohn and Sam Krause in the Democratic primary. Romano and Lowe were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 36 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Schaer Incumbent 29.2% 21,131
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarlene Caride Incumbent 28.4% 20,520
     Republican Rosina Romano 21.6% 15,631
     Republican Foster Lowe 20.8% 15,014
Total Votes 72,296

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. Marlene Caride (D) and incumbent Gary Schaer (D) defeated John Genovesi (R) and Sara Rosengarten (R) in the general election. Caride and Schaer were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Genovesi and Rosengarten were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 36 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Schaer Incumbent 30.5% 17,262
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarlene Caride 28.8% 16,319
     Republican Sara Rosengarten 20.7% 11,735
     Republican John Genovesi 19.9% 11,256
Total Votes 56,572

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 36 have raised a total of $5,768,283. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $160,230 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 36
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,222,068 4 $305,517
2009 $1,374,976 4 $343,744
2007 $734,138 4 $183,535
2005 $700,480 7 $100,069
2003 $855,007 10 $85,501
2001 $881,614 7 $125,945
Total $5,768,283 36 $160,230

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