New Jersey General Assembly District 9

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New Jersey General Assembly District 9
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Current incumbentBrian Rumpf Republican Party
DiAnne Gove Republican Party
Population236,923
Race93.1% White, 2.1% Black, 0.14% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 1.32% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.97% Some other race alone, 1.37% Two or More Races
Ethnicity93.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age82.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's ninth general assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Rumpf and Republican Representative DiAnne Gove.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 236,923 civilians reside within New Jersey's ninth 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 Brian Rumpf (R) and incumbent DiAnne Gove (R) defeated Peter Ferwerda III (D) and Christopher McManus (D) in the general election. Rumpf and Gove were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Ferwerda and McManus were bracketed together, and ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9][10]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Rumpf Incumbent 35.5% 45,690
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiAnne Gove Incumbent 34% 43,695
     Democratic Christopher McManus 15.8% 20,354
     Democratic Peter Ferwerda III 14.7% 18,872
Total Votes 128,611

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 Brian Rumpf (R) and DiAnne Gove (R) defeated Carla Kearney (D) and Bradley Billhimer (D) in the general election. Rumpf and Gove were bracketed in the Republican primary and ran unopposed. Kearney and Billhimer were bracketed in the Democratic primary and ran unopposed.[11][12][13]

New Jersey General Assembly District 9 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Rumpf Incumbent 32.3% 30,896
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiAnne Gove Incumbent 31.2% 29,898
     Democratic Carla Kearney 18.4% 17,648
     Democratic Bradley Billhimer 18.1% 17,338
Total Votes 95,780

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey General Assembly District 9 have raised a total of $248,739. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,950 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey General Assembly District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $0 4 $0
2009 $34,304 5 $6,861
2007 $31,907 4 $7,977
2005 $0 4 $0
2003 $39,181 4 $9,795
2001 $143,347 4 $35,837
Total $248,739 25 $9,950

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