New Jersey General Assembly District 8

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New Jersey General Assembly District 8
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Current incumbentsChristopher Brown Republican Party
Maria Rodriguez-Gregg Republican Party
Population227,817
Race83.1% White, 8.4% Black, 0.18% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.77% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.20% Some other race alone, 2.45% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity95% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 5% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
New Jersey's eighth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Christopher Brown and Republican Representative Maria Rodriguez-Gregg.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 227,817 civilians reside within New Jersey's eighth 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 Christopher Brown (R) and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R) defeated Robert McGowan (D) and Ava Markey (D) in the general election. Brown and Rodriguez-Gregg were bracketed together, and defeated W. Scott Fay and Gary E. Jacques in the Republican primary. McGowan and Markey were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10][11][12]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 8 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Brown Incumbent 31% 34,293
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Rodriguez-Gregg 29.2% 32,360
     Democratic Robert McGowan 20.3% 22,461
     Democratic Ava Markey 19.6% 21,665
Total Votes 110,779

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. Christopher Brown (R) and Incumbent Scott Rudder (R) defeated Anita Lovely (D), Pam Finnerty (D) and Robert Edward Forchion, Jr. (I) in the general election. Patrick Delany and Rudder were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Delany withdrew from the race and was replaced by Christopher Brown. Storck and Sharyn Pertnoy-Schmidt were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed. Pertnoy-Schmidt withdrew from the race and was replaced by Anita Lovely. Storck withdrew from the race and was replaced by Pamela Finnerty.[13][14][15][16]

New Jersey General Assembly District 8 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Brown 30.1% 19,799
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rudder Incumbent 29.9% 19,649
     Democratic Pamela Finnerty 19% 12,480
     Democratic Anita Lovely 18.4% 12,107
     Independent Robert Edward Forchion Jr. 2.5% 1,653
Total Votes 65,688

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 8 have raised a total of $865,087. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,831 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $170,021 8 $21,253
2009 $94,180 4 $23,545
2007 $197,226 4 $49,307
2005 $66,414 5 $13,283
2003 $119,754 4 $29,939
2001 $217,492 4 $54,373
Total $865,087 29 $29,831

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. PhillyBurbs.com, "Freeholder Chris Brown will replace Delany as Assembly candidate," August 12, 2011
  14. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List,” accessed December 5, 2013
  15. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official General election results,” accessed December 5, 2013
  16. New Jersey Department of State, “2011 Official Primary election results,” accessed December 5, 2013