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New Jersey State Senate District 38

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New Jersey State Senate District 38
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Current incumbentRobert Gordon Democratic Party
Population222,394
Race69.8% White, 3.3% Black, 0.20% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 19.02% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4.93% Some other race alone, 2.63% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity83.1% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 16.9% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age80.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 7, 2017
New Jersey's thirty-eighth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Robert Gordon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 222,394 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-eighth 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 Robert Gordon (D) defeated Fernando A. Alonso (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 4 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 38 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Gordon Incumbent 51.9% 27,779
     Republican Fernando A. Alonso 48.1% 25,767
Total Votes 53,546

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 Robert Gordon (D) defeated John Driscoll, Jr. (R) in the general election. Gordon was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Driscoll defeated Kenneth Del Vecchio in the Republican primary to advance to the general election.[10][11][12]

New Jersey State Senate District 38 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Gordon Incumbent 53% 22,299
     Republican John Driscoll, Jr. 47% 19,745
Total Votes 42,044

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 38 have raised a total of $4,605,401. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $383,783 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $2,058,652 3 $686,217
2007 $804,894 3 $268,298
2003 $862,080 3 $287,360
2001 $879,775 3 $293,258
Total $4,605,401 12 $383,783

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