New Jersey State Senate District 26

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New Jersey State Senate District 26
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Current incumbentJoseph Pennacchio Republican Party
Population217,839
Race82.2% White, 1.9% Black, 0.17% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 12.25% Asian, 0.01% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.64% Some other race alone, 1.84% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity93.3% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 6.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 7, 2017
New Jersey's twenty-sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Joseph Pennacchio.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,839 civilians reside within New Jersey's twenty-sixth state senate district.[2] New Jersey state senators represent an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,359 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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 Pennacchio (R) defeated Avery Ann Hart (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 4 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 26 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Pennacchio Incumbent 65% 35,772
     Democratic Avery Ann Hart 35% 19,250
Total Votes 55,022

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 Pennacchio (R) defeated Wasim Khan (D) and Joseph Scafa (I) in the general election. All three candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections.[10][11][12]

New Jersey State Senate District 26 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Pennacchio Incumbent 64.3% 20,230
     Democratic Wasim Khan 32.8% 10,317
     Independent Joseph Scafa 2.9% 913
Total Votes 31,460

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 26 have raised a total of $1,339,674. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $133,967 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $420,809 3 $140,270
2007 $334,831 2 $167,416
2003 $456,497 3 $152,166
2001 $127,537 2 $63,769
Total $1,339,674 10 $133,967

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