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New Jersey General Assembly District 7

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New Jersey General Assembly District 7
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Current incumbentHerbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic Party
Troy Singleton Democratic Party
Population219,914
Race60.8% White, 26.5% Black, 0.29% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.27% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4.62% Some other race alone, 3.50% Two or More Races
Ethnicity89.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 10.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's seventh general assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Herbert Conaway, Jr. and Democratic Representative Troy Singleton.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,914 civilians reside within New Jersey's seventh 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 Herbert Conaway, Jr. (D) and incumbent Troy Singleton (D) defeated Jeff Banasz (R) and Anthony Ogozalek (R) in the general election. Conaway and Singleton were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Banasz and Ogozalek were bracketed together, and defeated Joseph Siano and Constance Hare Murray in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerbert Conaway, Jr. Incumbent 28% 34,978
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 27.8% 34,772
     Republican Anthony Ogozalek 22.4% 27,991
     Republican Jeff Banasz 21.8% 27,233
Total Votes 124,974

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 Herbert Conaway, Jr. (D) and Troy Singleton (D) defeated Christopher Halgas (R) and James Keenan (R) in the general election. Conaway and Singleton were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Ken Gordon was also seeking the Democratic Party nomination but dropped out in late April.[11] Incumbent Joseph Malone, III and Halgas were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Malone retired from office and was replaced by James Keenan.[12][13][14][15]

New Jersey General Assembly District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Conaway Incumbent 26.2% 23,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 25.6% 23,403
     Republican James Keenan 24.3% 22,144
     Republican Christopher Halgas 23.9% 21,828
Total Votes 91,283

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 7 have raised a total of $4,495,524. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $140,485 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $2,069,344 7 $295,621
2009 $546,555 4 $136,639
2007 $883,958 4 $220,990
2005 $532,783 4 $133,196
2003 $383,673 6 $63,946
2001 $79,211 7 $11,316
Total $4,495,524 32 $140,485

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