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New Jersey State Senate District 34

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New Jersey State Senate District 34
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Current incumbentNia Gill Democratic Party
Population205,421
Race49.1% White, 35.1% Black, 0.36% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 4.98% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 7.05% Some other race alone, 3.34% Two or More Races
Ethnicity81.7% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 18.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age76.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-fourth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Nia Gill.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 205,421 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-fourth 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 Nia Gill (D) defeated Joseph Cupoli (R) in the general election, and defeated Mark C. Alexander and Vernon Pullins, Jr. in the June 4 Democratic primary. Cupoli was unopposed in the Republican primary.[6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 34 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNia Gill Incumbent 73.1% 27,132
     Republican Joseph Cupoli 26.9% 9,972
Total Votes 37,104

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 Nia Gill (D) defeated Ralph Bartnik (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Jersey State Senate District 34 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNia Gill Incumbent 79.6% 17,118
     Republican Ralph Bartnik 20.4% 4,386
Total Votes 21,504

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 34 have raised a total of $1,461,330. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $132,848 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $281,139 2 $140,570
2007 $230,721 1 $230,721
2003 $617,565 3 $205,855
2001 $331,905 5 $66,381
Total $1,461,330 11 $132,848

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