New Jersey General Assembly District 39

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New Jersey General Assembly District 39
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Current incumbentRobert Auth Republican Party
Holly Schepisi Republican Party
Population217,041
Race81.3% White, 1.5% Black, 0.10% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 13.75% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.70% Some other race alone, 1.61% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 7.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-ninth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Robert Auth and Republican Representative Holly Schepisi.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,041 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-ninth 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 Holly Schepisi (R) and Robert Auth (R) defeated Anthony N. Iannarelli, Jr. (D) and Donna C. Abene (D) in the general election. Schepisi and Auth were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Iannarelli and Abene were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 39 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Schepisi Incumbent 32.4% 36,873
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Auth 29.6% 33,680
     Democratic Donna C. Abene 19.7% 22,450
     Democratic Anthony N. Iannarelli, Jr. 18.3% 20,785
Total Votes 113,788

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 Robert Schroeder (R) and Holly Schepisi (R) defeated Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. (D), Michael McCarthy (D) and Clinton Bosca (I) in the general election. Schroeder and incumbent Charlotte Vandervalk were bracketed together and ran unopposed. Vandervalk withdrew from the race and was replaced by Holly Schepisi. Iannarelli and McCarthy were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12][13][14]

New Jersey General Assembly District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Schroeder Incumbent 30.9% 26,572
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Schepisi 30.3% 26,111
     Democratic Michael McCarthy 18.8% 16,200
     Democratic Anthony Iannarelli, Jr. 18.3% 15,784
     Independent Clinton Bosca 1.7% 1,425
Total Votes 86,092

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 39 have raised a total of $1,629,122. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $49,367 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $104,731 8 $13,091
2009 $238,955 4 $59,739
2007 $552,662 4 $138,166
2005 $358,118 7 $51,160
2003 $209,897 4 $52,474
2001 $164,759 6 $27,460
Total $1,629,122 33 $49,367

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