New Jersey State Senate District 39

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New Jersey State Senate District 39
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Current incumbentGerald Cardinale Republican Party
Population217,041
Race81.3% White, 1.5% Black, 0.10% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 13.75% Asian, 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.70% Some other race alone, 1.61% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.4% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 7.6% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 7, 2017
New Jersey's thirty-ninth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Gerald Cardinale.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 217,041 civilians reside within New Jersey's thirty-ninth 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 Gerald Cardinale (R) defeated Jane E. Bidwell (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 4 primary elections.[6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 39 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Cardinale Incumbent 63.6% 37,836
     Democratic Jane E. Bidwell 36.4% 21,616
Total Votes 59,452

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 Gerald Cardinale (R) defeated Lorraine Waldes (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections. Cardinale was set to face Michael Cino in the June 7 primary, however, Cino's candidacy was found invalid by the Secretary of State's office and his name was removed from the ballot in late April.[9][10][11]

New Jersey State Senate District 39 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Cardinale Incumbent 63.5% 28,041
     Democratic Lorraine Waldes 36.5% 16,097
Total Votes 44,138

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 39 have raised a total of $2,799,742. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $279,974 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $386,431 2 $193,216
2007 $1,558,665 2 $779,333
2003 $484,940 2 $242,470
2001 $369,706 4 $92,427
Total $2,799,742 10 $279,974

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