New Jersey General Assembly District 4

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New Jersey General Assembly District 4
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Current incumbentGabriela Mosquera Democratic Party
Paul Moriarty Democratic Party
Population219,804
Race78.5% White, 13.8% Black, 0.20% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.96% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.29% Some other race alone, 2.27% Two or More Races
Ethnicity93.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's fourth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Gabriela Mosquera and Democratic Representative Paul Moriarty.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,804 civilians reside within New Jersey's fourth 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 Paul Moriarty (D) and incumbent Gabriela Mosquera (D) defeated Philip Dieser (R) and Theodore M. Liddell (R) in the general election. Moriarty and Mosquera were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dieser and Liddell were unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 4 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 29% 28,527
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera Incumbent 27.6% 27,095
     Republican Philip Dieser 22.1% 21,702
     Republican Theodore M. Liddell 21.4% 20,998
Total Votes 98,322

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 Paul Moriarty (D) and Gabriela Mosquera (D) defeated Shelly Lovett (R), Patricia Fratticcioli (R) and Tony Celeste (I) in the November 8 general election. Moriarty and Mosquera were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Lovett and Agnes Gardiner were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Gardiner withdrew from the race and was replaced by Fratticcioli.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 4 Special Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Moriarty Incumbent 30% 22,734
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Mosquera 28.3% 21,461
     Republican Shelley Lovett 19.9% 15,106
     Republican Patricia Fratticcioli 19.4% 14,725
     Independent Tony Celeste 2.4% 1,843
Total Votes 75,869

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 4 have raised a total of $3,373,603. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $112,453 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $427,453 7 $61,065
2009 $249,264 6 $41,544
2007 $373,459 4 $93,365
2005 $241,164 4 $60,291
2003 $1,165,659 4 $291,415
2001 $916,604 5 $183,321
Total $3,373,603 30 $112,453

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