New Jersey General Assembly District 40

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New Jersey General Assembly District 40
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Current incumbentsScott Rumana Republican Party
David Russo Republican Party
Population216,232
Race87.9% White, 2.0% Black, 0.22% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 6.79% Asian, 0.01% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.37% Some other race alone, 1.69% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity93.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's fortieth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Scott Rumana and Republican Representative David Russo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 216,232 civilians reside within New Jersey's fortieth 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

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[8]

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 Scott Rumana (R) and incumbent David Russo (R) defeated Anthony J. Galietti (D) and Leo Arcuri (D) in the general election. Rumana and Russo were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Galietti and Arcuri were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10][11][12]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 40 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rumana Incumbent 32.1% 36,174
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid C. Russo Incumbent 32.1% 36,143
     Democratic Anthony J. Galietti 18.4% 20,779
     Democratic Leo Arcuri 17.3% 19,542
Total Votes 112,638

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 Scott Rumana (R) and incumbent David Russo (R) defeated William Brennan (D) and Cassandra Lazzara (D) in the general election. Rumana and Russo were bracketed together and defeated Louis D'Angelo and Ernesto Sesso in the Republican primary. Brennan and Lazzara were bracketed together and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[13][14][15]

New Jersey General Assembly District 40 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Russo Incumbent 30.3% 22,125
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rumana Incumbent 29.7% 21,678
     Democratic Cassandra Lazzara 21.1% 15,412
     Democratic William Brennan 18.9% 13,767
Total Votes 72,982

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 40 have raised a total of $2,237,985. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,486 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $410,443 6 $68,407
2009 $517,012 6 $86,169
2007 $174,812 8 $21,852
2005 $613,517 5 $122,703
2003 $278,265 7 $39,752
2001 $243,936 5 $48,787
Total $2,237,985 37 $60,486

See also

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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. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  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