New Jersey State Senate District 35

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New Jersey State Senate District 35
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Current incumbentNellie Pou Democratic Party
Population209,995
Race48.9% White, 23.5% Black, 0.83% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 3.87% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 18.44% Some other race alone, 4.42% Two or More Races
Ethnicity54.1% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 45.9% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age73.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 5, 2013
New Jersey's thirty-fifth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Nellie Pou.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 209,995 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-fifth 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 Nellie Pou (D) defeated Lynda Gallashaw (R) in the general election, and was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gallashaw defeated Hector Castillo in the Republican primary.[6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 35 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNellie Pou Incumbent 74.1% 22,154
     Republican Lynda Gallashaw 25.9% 7,737
Total Votes 29,891

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 Nellie Pou (D) defeated Ken Pengitore (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Jersey State Senate District 35 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNellie Pou Incumbent 74.7% 14,386
     Republican Ken Pengitore 25.3% 4,867
Total Votes 19,253

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 35 have raised a total of $1,794,363. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $299,061 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $738,832 2 $369,416
2007 $537,624 1 $537,624
2003 $262,076 2 $131,038
2001 $255,831 1 $255,831
Total $1,794,363 6 $299,061

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