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Encyclopedia > New Jersey General Assembly

The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ...

The Assembly consists of 80 members. Two members are elected from each of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts for a term of two years. To be eligible to run, a potential candidate must be at least 21 years of age, and must have lived in New Jersey for at least two years prior to the election. They also must be residents of their districts. Membership in the Assembly is considered a part-time job, and many members have employment in addition to their legislative work. Assembly members serve two-year terms, elected every odd-numbered year in November. Several members of the Assembly hold other elective office. State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22...

The Assembly is led by the Speaker of the Assembly, who is elected by the membership. The Speaker is the second in line after the President of the Senate to replace the Governor, should he prove unable to execute his duties. The Speaker decides the schedule for the Assembly, which bills will be considered, appoints committee chairmen, and generally runs the business of the Assembly. The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ...

The current Assembly is the 2006-2008 assembly. The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...

Current Composition
Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 48
  Republican Party 31
  Vacant 1
Total 80

The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is one of the two longest-standing political parties in the world (the other is the British Conservative Party, which is older if you consider its origins in the older Tory Party, which was founded in about 1680). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ...

See also

  • Category:Members of the New Jersey General Assembly

External link

  • New Jersey Legislature Website

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