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New Jersey General Assembly District 38

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New Jersey General Assembly District 38
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Current incumbentTimothy Eustace Democratic Party
Joseph Lagana Democratic Party
Population222,394
Race69.8% White, 3.3% Black, 0.20% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 19.02% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4.93% Some other race alone, 2.63% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity83.1% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 16.9% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age80.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's thirty-eighth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Timothy Eustace and Democratic Representative Joseph Lagana.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 222,394 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-eighth general assembly district.[2] New Jersey General Assembly members represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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.[6]

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.[7]

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 Timothy Eustace (D) and Joseph Lagana (D) defeated Joseph Scarpa (R) and Joan Fragala (R) in the general election. Eustace and Connie Terranova Wagner were bracketed together, and defeated Zachary Schrieber in the Democratic primary. Wagner withdrew from election on June 11, citing family reasons.[8] She was replaced by Lagana on the general election ballot. Scarpa and Fragala were unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10][11][12]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 38 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Lagana 25.2% 26,279
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Eustace Incumbent 25% 26,021
     Republican Joseph Scarpa 24.9% 25,965
     Republican Joan Fragala 24.8% 25,836
Total Votes 104,101

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 Connie Wagner and Timothy Eustace defeated Richard Goldberg (R), Fernando Alonso (R) and Vinko Grskovic (L) in the general election. Wagner and Eustace were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Goldberg and Alonso were bracketed together and defeated Joseph Gant, Scott Verrone and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz in the Republican primary.[13][14][15]

New Jersey General Assembly District 38 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngConcetta Wagner Incumbent 27.2% 22,258
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Eustace 25.7% 21,097
     Republican Richard Goldberg 23.3% 19,091
     Republican Fernando Alonso 23% 18,820
     Libertarian Vinko Grskovic 0.9% 707
Total Votes 81,973

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 38 have raised a total of $2,373,989. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $71,939 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $703,209 8 $87,901
2009 $363,545 4 $90,886
2007 $168,422 4 $42,106
2005 $376,144 4 $94,036
2003 $447,498 8 $55,937
2001 $315,171 5 $63,034
Total $2,373,989 33 $71,939

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. census.gov, "New Jersey 2010 Census Statistics," accessed October 4, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. New Jersey Secretary of State, "Partisan Office Candidate Requirements," accessed December 18, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. New Jersey Legislature, "New Jersey Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section Article IV, Section 4, (1))
  8. nj.com, "N.J. Assemblywoman in crucial district drops bid for re-election," June 11, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  10. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  11. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  13. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List,” accessed December 5, 2013
  14. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General election results,” accessed December 5, 2013
  15. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official Primary election results,” accessed December 5, 2013