New Jersey General Assembly District 37

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New Jersey General Assembly District 37
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Current incumbentGordon Johnson Democratic Party
Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic Party
Population221,026
Race52.6% White, 16.1% Black, 0.37% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 18.65% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 8.80% Some other race alone, 3.45% Two or More Races
Ethnicity76.0% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 24.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age77.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-seventh general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Gordon Johnson and Democratic Representative Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 221,026 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-seventh 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 Gordon Johnson (D) and incumbent Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) defeated Dierdre Paul (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election. Huttle and Johnson were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tessaro and Stephanie Shellenberger were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Shellenberger was replaced on the general election ballot by Dierdre Paul.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 33.5% 26,581
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.3% 26,373
     Republican Gino Tessaro 16.8% 13,338
     Republican Dierdre Paul 16.4% 12,988
Total Votes 79,280

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 Gordon Johnson (D) and incumbent Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) defeated Keith Jensen (R), Gregory Aslanian (R) and Julian Heicklen (L) in the general election. Johnson and Vainieri-Huttle were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jensen and Aslanian were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 34.1% 22,062
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.8% 21,839
     Republican Keith Jensen 15.7% 10,150
     Republican Gregory John Aslanian 15.4% 9,929
     Libertarian Julian Heicklen 1% 675
Total Votes 64,655

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 37 have raised a total of $1,496,343. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $45,344 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 37
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $305,010 5 $61,002
2009 $301,404 5 $60,281
2007 $481,036 4 $120,259
2005 $128,368 6 $21,395
2003 $135,320 8 $16,915
2001 $145,205 5 $29,041
Total $1,496,343 33 $45,344

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