New Jersey State Senate District 13

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New Jersey State Senate District 13
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Current incumbentJoseph Kyrillos Republican Party
Population219,626
Race83.6% White, 4.3% Black, 0.15% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 7.83% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.11% Some other race alone, 1.97% Two or More Races
Ethnicity91.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 8.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Joseph Kyrillos.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 219,626 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirteenth state senate district.[1] New Jersey state senators represent an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,359 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New Jersey State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Known as the "2-4-4" cycle, Senators serve four-year terms, except in the first term of a new decade, which only lasts for two years. New Jersey legislators assume office at noon of the second Tuesday in January following the election.

Qualifications

Senators must be 30 years of age or older, have lived in the state for a minimum of four years, and have lived in the district they represent.

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.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

There are two ways to fill an vacancy in the senate. If the vacancy happens in legislative session, a special election must be called within 51 days of the vacancy. All other vacancies must be filled by the county leadership of the political party that holds the seat.[5]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate 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 Joseph Kyrillos (R) defeated Joseph Marques (D) and Mac Dara Lyden (I) in the general election. Kyrillos defeated Leigh-Ann Bellew in the Republican primary. Marques was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary.[6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kyrillos Incumbent 68.1% 40,762
     Democratic Joseph Marques 30.6% 18,289
     Independent Mac Dara Lyden 1.3% 774
Total Votes 59,825

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate 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 Joseph Kyrillos (R) defeated Christopher Cullen (D), Stephen Boracchia (I), Mac Dara Lyden (I) and Karen Anne Zaletel (I) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Jersey State Senate District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kyrillos Incumbent 59.9% 24,121
     Democratic Christopher Cullen 36.7% 14,785
     Independent Stephen Boracchia 1.4% 556
     Independent Karen Anne Zaletel 1.3% 519
     Constitution Mac Dara Lyden 0.6% 260
Total Votes 40,241

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 13 have raised a total of $3,051,929. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $234,764 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $1,049,508 5 $209,902
2007 $419,859 2 $209,930
2003 $455,051 4 $113,763
2001 $1,127,511 2 $563,756
Total $3,051,929 13 $234,764

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