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Websitehttp://www.njleg.state.nj.us
Established June 00, 1776
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRBH May 12, 2016 06:06pm
DescriptionThe first session of the Legislature convened on August 27, 1776, amid crisis and revolution.
British troops were about to invade the State, and the internal conflict between colonists loyal
to Britain and colonists who sought independence was equally grave. A year earlier,
representatives from New Jersey's then 13 counties had formed a Provincial Congress to
supersede the royal Governor. In June 1776, the Provincial Congress had authorized the
preparation of a constitution, and within a few weeks it was written, adopted by the Provincial
Congress and accepted by the Continental Congress. It established an annually elected two-
House Legislature composed of a General Assembly with three representatives from each
county and a Legislative Council with one member per county.

The modern General Assembly was created in 1972, after the Supreme Court invalidated the
previous system of county-based districts.

Today, the General Assembly is an 80-member body, with members elected by district. There
are 40 districts statewide -- each elects one State Senator and two State Assemblypersons.

Members of the Assembly must be at least 21. They must also be state residents for two years.
All legislators must live in the districts they represent. Service in the Legislature is considered
to be part-time. Most legislators also hold other employment.

Elections are held in November of each odd-numbered year. Members of the Assembly serve
two-year terms. The two-year legislative term begins at noon on the second Tuesday in January
of each even-numbered year. At the end of the second year, all unfinished business expires.

Interim appointments are made to fill vacant legislative seats. These appointments are by county
committee or committees of the party of the vacating person. The office is on the ballot for the next
general election. If the vacancy occurred within 51 days of the election, the appointment stands
until the following general election.

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RACES [Show Primaries]
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Date Type Results
Nov 05, 2019 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
0
0.00%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
0
0.00%
Nov 07, 2017 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
54
67.50%
  Republican Party Control
26
32.50%
Nov 03, 2015 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
52
65.00%
  Republican Party Control
28
35.00%
Nov 05, 2013 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
48
60.00%
  Republican Party Control
32
40.00%
Nov 08, 2011 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
48
60.00%
  Republican Party Control
32
40.00%
Nov 03, 2009 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
47
58.75%
  Republican Party Control
33
41.25%
Nov 06, 2007 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
48
60.00%
  Republican Party Control
32
40.00%
Apr 05, 2007 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
50
62.50%
  Republican Party Control
30
37.50%
Nov 08, 2005 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
49
61.25%
  Republican Party Control
31
38.75%
Nov 04, 2003 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
47
58.75%
  Republican Party Control
33
41.25%
Aug 04, 2003 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
41
51.25%
  Republican Party Control
38
47.50%
 Green Party Control
1
1.25%
Apr 07, 2003 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
42
52.50%
  Republican Party Control
37
46.25%
 Green Party Control
1
1.25%
Jan 24, 2003 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
43
53.75%
  Republican Party Control
36
45.00%
 Green Party Control
1
1.25%
Nov 06, 2001 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
44
55.00%
  Republican Party Control(I)
36
45.00%
Nov 02, 1999 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
45
56.25%
  Democratic Party Control
35
43.75%
Nov 04, 1997 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
48
60.00%
  Democratic Party Control
32
40.00%
Nov 07, 1995 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
50
62.50%
  Democratic Party Control
30
37.50%
Nov 02, 1993 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
53
66.25%
  Democratic Party Control
27
33.75%
Nov 05, 1991 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
58
72.50%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
22
27.50%
Nov 07, 1989 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
44
55.00%
  Republican Party Control(I)
36
45.00%
Nov 03, 1987 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
42
52.50%
  Democratic Party Control
38
47.50%
Nov 05, 1985 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
50
62.50%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
30
37.50%
Nov 08, 1983 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
44
55.00%
  Republican Party Control
36
45.00%
Nov 03, 1981 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
43
53.75%
  Republican Party Control
36
45.00%
 Seat Vacant
1
1.25%
Nov 06, 1979 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
44
55.00%
  Republican Party Control
36
45.00%
Nov 08, 1977 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
54
67.50%
  Republican Party Control
26
32.50%
Nov 04, 1975 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
49
61.25%
  Republican Party Control
31
38.75%
Nov 06, 1973 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
66
82.50%
  Republican Party Control
14
17.50%
Nov 02, 1971 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
40
50.00%
  Republican Party Control(I)
39
48.75%
  Independent Control
1
1.25%
Nov 04, 1969 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
59
73.75%
  Democratic Party Control
21
26.25%
Nov 07, 1967 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
58
72.50%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
22
27.50%
Nov 02, 1965 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
41
68.33%
  Republican Party Control(I)
19
31.67%
Nov 05, 1963 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
33
55.00%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
27
45.00%
Nov 07, 1961 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
38
63.33%
  Republican Party Control
22
36.67%
Nov 03, 1959 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
34
56.67%
  Republican Party Control
26
43.33%

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