New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

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Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate will consist 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 is April 1, 2013. The deadline for objections to nomination petitions for primary election candidates is April 5, 2013. Independent candidates wishing to run in the general election are required to submit their nomination petitions by June 4, 2013. The deadline for objections to nomination petitions for independent general election candidates is June 10, 2013.[1][2]

Nomination petitions must contain the signatures of at least 100 voters in the legislative district. Candidates are required to disclose any criminal convictions.[3]

Majority control

Heading into the November 5 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Jersey State Senate:

New Jersey State Senate
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 16 16
Total 40 40

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in New Jersey in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[4]

Total contributions, New Jersey State Senate
Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2011 97 $27,085,886
2007 98 $30,156,484
2003 123 $19,785,597
2001 104 $18,903,480
1999 72 $10,941,283

During the 2011 election, the total contributions to the 97 Senate candidates was $27,085,886. The top 10 contributors were:[4]


In order to be a candidate to run for the New Jersey State Senate, a candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside for no less than four years in the district the candidate plans to represent.
  • Be 30 years of age or older.
  • Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the New Jersey Secretary of State[5].
  • Disclose any criminal convictions[6].

List of candidates

Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2013.

See also