State Senator (NJ-21)
Employer / Organization
Nov 02, 2021
Jan 01, 2021 - Jun 08, 2021
A New Jersey State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral New Jersey State Legislature. New Jersey has 40 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 210,359 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A New Jersey senator serves a two or four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $49,000 per year.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Jersey Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including, a certificate of acceptance, an oath of allegiance, nominating petitions, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Petition signature requirements vary by office. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures to the New Jersey Division of Elections. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate, the filing paperwork is due the 64th day before the primary election. If you plan to run as an independent, the filing paperwork is due the day before the primary election at 4:00pm. The New Jersey primary election is always held the first Tuesday following the first Monday in June. The New Jersey Division of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (609) 292-3760. The election calendar and other pertinent information can be found here: http://www.njelections.org/election-information-archive-2016.html.
Submit application to:
New Jersey Secretary of State, NJ Division of Elections, Trenton, NJ, 08625, US