New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

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New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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New Jersey State Senate2013 New Jersey General Assembly Elections
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
1997 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]

Qualifications

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].

Impact of redistricting

This is the final map as approved by the New Jersey redistricting commission. These districts will be in place until 2020.
See also: Redistricting in New Jersey

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey's population increased from 8,414,350 to 8,791,894 between 2000 and 2010.[7]

The New Jersey Redistricting Commission is responsible for redistricting. This is one of 11 commissions nationwide that is responsible for redistricting. This redistricting commission is comprised of 10 members, chosen by the following:

If a plan is not in place, the New Jersey Supreme Court selects an 11th member. For the third consecutive decade, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal was chosen as the tie-breaking member. Rosenthal was unable to get the commission to agree on a compromise map and therefore had to cast a tie-breaking vote. He ultimately went with the Democrats' map, stating that it "reflected the current distribution of partisan preferences in New Jersey."[8]

Among the changes to the map:[9]

  • Somerset County would now be split among four districts. Before, it was in two.
  • The new 12th district included parts of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex counties.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Van Drew Approveda - Incumbent Van Drew first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Van Drew: 34,624 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Susan Adelizzi Schmidt: 22,835
Independent Thomas Greto: 825


District 2

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Whelan Approveda - Incumbent Whelan first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Whelan: 29,333 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank X. Balles: 24,006


District 3

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen M. Sweeney: 31,045 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Niki A. Trunk: 25,599


District 4

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred H. Madden: 29,439 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Giancarlo D'orazio: 21,376


District 5

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald W. Norcross: 25,383 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Keith Walker: 18,448


District 6

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • James Beach Approveda - Incumbent Beach first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Beach: 34,847 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sudhir Deshmukh: 20,080


District 7

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • Diane Allen Approveda - Incumbent Allen first assumed office in 1998.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Catrambone: 25,106
Republican Party Diane Allen: 38,350 Green check mark transparent.png


District 8

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Javier Vasquez: 20,633
Republican Party Dawn Marie Addiego: 35,894 Green check mark transparent.png


District 9

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Mazella: 19,365
Republican Party Christopher J. Connors: 46,949 Green check mark transparent.png


District 10

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • Jim Holzapfel Approveda - Incumbent Holzapfel first assumed office in 2012.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Bendel: 19,807
Republican Party Jim Holzapfel: 45,565 Green check mark transparent.png


District 11

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Brantley: 19,735
Republican Party Jennifer Beck: 30,531 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Marie Amato-Juckiewicz: 599


District 12

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond D. Dothard: 17,440
Republican Party Samuel D. Thompson: 32,911 Green check mark transparent.png


District 13

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Marques: 18,289
Republican Party Joe Kyrillos, Jr.: 40,762 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mac Dara Lyden: 774


District 14

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda R. Greenstein: 31,387 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter A. Inverso: 29,903
Libertarian Party Don Dezarn: 1,014


District 15

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley K. Turner: 30,250 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Cox: 17,507


District 16

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christian R. Mastondrea: 22,990
Republican Party Christopher Bateman: 34,865 Green check mark transparent.png


District 17

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Smith Approveda - Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Smith: 22,920 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian D. Levine: 15,403


District 18

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Barnes: 25,063 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Stahl: 23,184


District 19

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph F. Vitale: 24,126 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Luban: 14,439


District 20

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

Note: John Ponoso filed for election, but did not appear on the primary ballot.

Independent Independent candidates:

Note: Drejaj did not appear on the general election ballot.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Lesniak: 21,251 Green check mark transparent.png


District 21

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • Thomas Kean Approveda - Incumbent Kean first assumed office in 2004.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Komondy: 18,517
Republican Party Thomas Kean: 42,423 Green check mark transparent.png


District 22

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas P. Scutari: 24,899 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Sherr: 16,933


District 23

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:

Note: Auletta was replaced by Gerard R. Bowers on the general election ballot.

Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gerard R. Bowers: 17,311
Republican Party Michael J. Doherty: 37,477 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Daniel Seyler: 672


District 24

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard D. Tomko: 16,292
Republican Party Steven V. Oroho: 38,819 Green check mark transparent.png


District 25

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • Anthony Bucco Approveda - Incumbent Bucco first assumed office in 1998.

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Anthony Bucco: 36,517 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Maureen Castriotta: 5,577


District 26

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:
  • Joe Pennacchio Approveda - Incumbent Pennacchio first assumed office in 2008.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Avery Ann Hart: 19,250
Republican Party Joe Pennacchio: 35,772 Green check mark transparent.png


District 27

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard J. Codey: 34,291Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lee S. Holtzman: 23,581


District 28

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald L. Rice: 27,265 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Contella: 8,744


District 29

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Teresa Ruiz: 16,078 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Raafat Barsoom: 3,636
Independent Pablo Olivera: 808


District 30

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William H. Field: 15,535
Republican Party Robert W. Singer: 36,563 Green check mark transparent.png


District 31

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Bolden Cunningham: 18,822 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Maria Karczewski: 6,932


District 32

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas J. Sacco: 20,098 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Castelli: 8,542


District 33

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian P. Stack: 26,980 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Sanford: 6,460


District 34

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nia H. Gill: 27,132 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph S. Cupoli: 9,972


District 35

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Nellie Pou Approveda - Incumbent Pou first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nellie Pou: 22,154 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lynda Gallashaw: 7,737


District 36

Incumbent Nellie Pou (D) did not seek reelection.

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Paul A. Sarlo Approveda - Incumbent Sarlo first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul A. Sarlo: 22,677 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian A. Fitzhenry: 15,293


District 37

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Loretta Weinberg: 28,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul A. Duggen: 13,038


District 38

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Gordon Approveda - Incumbent Gordon first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Gordon: 27,779 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fernando A. Alonso: 25,767


District 39

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jane E. Bidwell: 21,616
Republican Party Gerald Cardinale: 37,836 Green check mark transparent.png


District 40

Democratic Party June 4 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 4 Republican primary:

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Meredith Ashley: 19,401
Republican Party Kevin J. O'Toole: 37,565 Green check mark transparent.png


See also

References