New Jersey General Assembly District 5

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New Jersey General Assembly District 5
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Current incumbentGilbert Wilson Democratic Party
Angel Fuentes Democratic Party
Population210,162
Race57.6% White, 24.6% Black, 0.42% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.81% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 11.79% Some other race alone, 2.80% Two or More Races
Ethnicity78.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 21.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's fifth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Gilbert Wilson and Democratic Representative Angel Fuentes.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 210,162 civilians reside within New Jersey's fifth 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 Gilbert Wilson (D) and incumbent Angel Fuentes (D) defeated David Ragonese (R) and George Wagoner (R) in the general election. Wilson and Fuentes were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ragonese and Wagoner were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 29.7% 25,167
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 29.2% 24,761
     Republican David Ragonese 21% 17,774
     Republican George Wagoner 20.1% 17,037
Total Votes 84,739

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 Gilbert Wilson (D) and incumbent Angel Fuentes (D) defeated Terrell Ratliff (R) and William Levins (R) in the general election. Wilson and Fuentes were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Levins and Ari Ford were bracketed in the Republican primary and defeated Donna Ward. Ford withdrew from the race and was replaced by Terrell Ratliff.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Fuentes Incumbent 28.5% 17,586
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Wilson Incumbent 28.7% 17,691
     Republican William Levins 22% 13,575
     Republican Terrell Ratliff 20.7% 12,776
Total Votes 61,628

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 5 have raised a total of $7,868,706. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $231,433 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $279,168 6 $46,528
2009 $3,874,881 6 $645,814
2007 $1,926,674 6 $321,112
2005 $1,000,169 5 $200,034
2003 $424,013 6 $70,669
2001 $363,801 5 $72,760
Total $7,868,706 34 $231,433

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