New Jersey General Assembly District 6

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New Jersey General Assembly District 6
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Current incumbentLouis Greenwald Democratic Party
Pamela Lampitt Democratic Party
Population222,700
Race75.9% White, 12.4% Black, 0.17% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 7.24% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.96% Some other race alone, 2.28% Two or More Races
Ethnicity94.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 5.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's sixth general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Louis Greenwald and Democratic Representative Pamela Lampitt.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 222,700 civilians reside within New Jersey's sixth 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 Louis Greenwald (D) and incumbent Pamela Lampitt (D) defeated Chris Leone-Zwillinger (R) and George R. Fisher (R) in the general election. Greenwald and Lampitt were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Leone-Zwillinger and Fisher were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 6 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30.7% 33,232
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 29% 31,366
     Republican Chris Leone-Zwillinger 20.5% 22,147
     Republican George R. Fisher 19.8% 21,399
Total Votes 108,144

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. Incumbents Louis Greenwald (D) and Pamela Lampitt (D) defeated Allan Richardson (R) and Greg Horton (R) in the general election. Greenwald and Lampitt were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Richardson and Sharon Moran were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Moran withdrew from the race and was replaced by Greg Horton.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 6 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30% 24,272
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 28.9% 23,342
     Republican Allan Richardson 20.7% 16,714
     Republican Gregory Horton 20.4% 16,461
Total Votes 80,789

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 6 have raised a total of $5,453,483. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $181,783 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,382,594 5 $276,519
2009 $1,306,533 6 $217,756
2007 $1,161,836 5 $232,367
2005 $852,287 4 $213,072
2003 $494,021 6 $82,337
2001 $256,212 4 $64,053
Total $5,453,483 30 $181,783

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