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2014 Camden County Guide
to Elections & Government:

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How to Address Officials     How empty seats are filled in NJ
U.S. Senators     U.S. Representatives
N.J. Governor     N.J. Senate     N.J. Legislature
Camden County

   See also (on other pages)

   How to Address Elected Officials

The President
The President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr./Ms. President:
Governor
The Honorable Christopher Christie
Governor of New Jersey
State House, P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625-0001
Dear Governor Christie:
Senators -- National
The Honorable Lisa/Bill Jones
Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Jones:
Senators -- New Jersey State
The Honorable Yun/Lorena Tuzzo
Statehouse
Trenton, NJ 08625
Dear Senator Tuzzo:
Members -- US House of Representatives
The Honorable Iris/Abdul Chin
House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Ms./Mr. Chin:
Members -- New Jersey Assembly
The Honorable Vani/Joshua Patel
Statehouse
Trenton, NJ 08625
Dear Ms./Mr. Patel:

   How are empty seats filled in New Jersey?

When a member of the New Jersey legislature (Assembly or Senate) leaves before his or her term is up (whether by resignation, death, or removal from office), normally the party that he or she represents will appoint a successor, who serves until the next general election. If the office had been vacated during the last year of the term, then the November election is like any other end of term election, and the appointee can run to retain the seat for a regular term. But even if that election is not the end of the original term, the appointee must still run if he or she wants to retain the seat for the remainder of the original term. Then, at the end of the original term, the seat is again up for election. If the vacancy occurs less than 51 days before the November election, the appointee will serve until the following year's election.

For example, in 2009 State Senator Dana Redd was elected Mayor of Camden. Upon taking that post in 2010, she resigned her legislative seat. Newly-elected Assembly Member Donald Norcross was tapped by the party to replace her as state Senator. Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Camden Council Member, was appointed to the Assembly to replace Norcross. Both of these legislators had to run for election in the June primary and in the November general election in order to retain their seats for the remainder of the term they are completing. (Both won).

For a national Senator, the Governor typically appoints a replacement, who must run to retain the seat at the next general election. If the next election is within 30 days of the vacancy, the appointee would retain the seat until the second election after appointment. For example, in January 2006, after Senator Jon Corzine left his seat to become Governor, Congressman Bob Menendez was appointed to the Senate by the Governor to replace him. Senator Menendez then had to run in the primary and general elections to retain the seat. Since this was the last year of Senator Corzine's term, Senator Menendez was re-elected that November to a full 6-year term.

Technically, the Governor does not have to appoint a replacement and could let the seat be vacant until the relevant election, but in practice Governors value the opportunity to appoint a US Senator. The Governor also has the right to call a special election.

For US Representatives (members of Congress) there is no appointment made -- the seat is vacant until the next election. Thus, in January 2006, after Congressman Menendez was appointed to the Senate by the Governor, having served a year of that House term, his 13th district Congressional seat was vacated. That November there were two simultaneous elections -- one to fill the remaining 2 months of his term (November to January) and the other to take his seat for the regular two year term starting in January 2007. New Jersey Assembly Member Albio Sires won both elections, against different opponents!

Local vacancies (town Council and the like) are generally filled by the party. Note that whereas the large majority of legislators at the state and national levels are elected to their posts (many having held the seat for years), at the local level resignations and appointments are very common, and a substantial number of officeholders at any given time may be appointees.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

New Jersey's U.S. Senators

Two Senators are elected from the state. Term - six years.  Senatorial terms are staggered.

Cory A. Booker
Party: Democratic
Local Phone: (856) 338-8922
Local Fax: (856) 338-8936
DC Phone: 202-224-3224
DC Fax: (202) 224-8378
One Port Center
2 Riverside Drive, Suite 505
Camden, NJ 08101
Booker web page
Term ends: January 2015
Elected to complete Frank Lautenberg's term

Robert Menendez
Party: Democratic
Local Phone: 856-757-5353
Local Fax: 856-546-1526
DC Phone: 202-224-4744
DC Fax: 202-228-2197
208 White Horse Pike, Suite 18
Barrington, NJ 08007
Menendez web page
Term ends: January 2019

Camden County's Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Each of the 12 congressional districts in New Jersey sends one Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a term of two years.   All Representatives are elected in even-numbered years.

Camden County currently includes parts of 2 Congressional Districts. Note that District 3 (as of 2013) is entirely outside Camden County.

1st Congressional District: All of Camden County except for Waterford Township (district 2), plus parts of Burlington and Gloucester Counties.

2nd Congressional District: Waterford Twp., Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Salem County, and parts of Burlingon and Gloucester Counties.

1st Congressional District        2nd Congressional District
Donald Norcross
Party: Democratic
Local Phone: (856) 546-5100
DC Phone: (202) 225-6501
DC Fax: TBA
515 Grove Street
Suite 3C
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
http://norcross.house.gov/
Frank LoBiondo
Party: Republican
Local Phone: 609-625-5008
DC Phone: 202-225-6572
DC Fax: 202-225-3318
5914 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
http://lobiondo.house.gov/

NEW JERSEY STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

   Governor

  The Governor is elected for a term of 4 years. The current term ends in January 2018.

  In 2009 for the first time, New Jersey elected a Lieutenant Governor. For more on this new position, read the LWVNJ's comment here.

Governor Christopher Christie
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno

Party: Republican
Phone: 609-292-6000
Fax: 609-292-3454
Statehouse, P.O. Box 001
125 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0001
Web page for both: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/

   New Jersey Legislative Districts in Camden County

   The state of New Jersey has 40 Legislative Districts.  Camden County includes parts of 4 Districts:

District 4: Chesilhurst, Clementon, Gloucester Twp, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Winslow Twp, and parts of Gloucester County (Monroe Twp, Pitman, and Washingtown Twp).

District 5: Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden City, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede, Woodlynne, and parts of Gloucester County (Deptford Twp, Harrison Twp, Mantua Twp, Wenonah, Westville, Woodbury).

District 6: Berlin Twp, Cherry Hill Twp, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Haddon Twp, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Merchantville, Oaklyn, Pennsauken Twp, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock, Voorhees Twp, and one town in Burlington County (Maple Shade Twp)

District 8: Berlin Boro, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Waterford Twp, and many towns in Burlington County.

Camden County's State Senators

The New Jersey Senate has forty members, one elected from each legislative district. All are elected at the same time, for a term of four years (except for the term following each census, beginning in January of the year ending in 2, which is two years). Thus, elections for state Senators occur in years ending in 1, 3, and 7. Their terms end (and new ones start) in January of years ending in 2, 4, and 8. Present senators’ terms end in January 2018.

4th District
Fred Madden
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 401-3073
1379 Chews Landing Rd.
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Web Site

5th District
Nilsa Cruz-Perez
Appointed Dec 2014 to replace D. Norcross
Party: Democratic
Phone: TBA
Address: TBA


6th District
James Beach
Party: Democratic
Phone: 856-429-1572
1309 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Web Site
8th District
Dawn Marie Addiego
Party: Republican
Phone: (609) 654-1498
176 Route 70, Suite 13
Medford, NJ 08055
Web Site

Camden County's Representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly

The General Assembly has eighty members, two elected from each district. All the members are elected at the same time in odd-numbered years for terms of two years.

4th District
Gabriela Mosquera
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 401-3073
1379 Chews Landing Rd.
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Web Site

Paul D. Moriarty
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 401-3073
1379 Chews Landing Rd.
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Web Site
5th District
Gilbert "Whip" Wilson
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 541-1251
Camden City Hall
520 Market St., Suite 104
Camden, NJ 08102
Web Site

 
Angel Fuentes
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 541-1251
Camden City Hall
520 Market St., Suite 104
Camden, NJ 08102
Web Site

6th District
Louis D. Greenwald
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 435-1247
1101 Laurel Oak Ave., Suite 150
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Web Site

Pamela Rosen Lampitt
Party: Democratic
Phone: (856) 435-1247
1101 Laurel Oak Ave., Suite 150
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Web Site
8th District
Maria Rodriguez-Gregg
Party: Republican
Phone:(609) 654-1498
176 Route 70, Suite 13
Medford, NJ 08055
Website


Chris Brown
Party: Republican
Phone: (609) 654-1498
176 Route 70, Suite 13
Medford, NJ 08055
Web Site

COUNTY OFFICIALS

Board of Chosen Freeholders

http://www.camdencounty.com/

The Board of Chosen Freeholders, which consists of seven members, is the governing body of the county.
Members are elected at large for staggered three-year terms. See What is a Freeholder?

Send mail to: [Freeholder Name], 520 Market St., Camden, NJ 08102-1375

For information, call 856-225-5431.
Freeholder website is Freeholders

Name

Term Ends    Party Telephone Number
Louis Cappelli, Jr., Director      Website December 2014 Democratic 856-225-5451
Edward T. McDonnell, Depty Dir.      Website December 2016 Democratic 856-225-5458
Scott McCray Re-elected 2014 but resigned as of 12-31-14.     Website December 2014 Democratic 856-225-5453
Michelle Gentek      Website December 2015 Democratic 856-225-5563
Ian Leonard     Website December 2015 Democratic 856-225-5305
Jeffrey L. Nash     Website December 2015 Democratic 856-225-5466
Carmen Rodriguez     Website December 2016 Democratic 856-225-5375

 

Other County-Wide Officials

Office Office Holder Term Ends Party (if applicable) Telephone Number
County Clerk (elected, 5-year term)     Website Joseph Ripa December 2014 Democratic 856-225-5300
Sheriff (elected, 3-year term)     Website Charles Billingham December 2015 Democratic 856-225-5470
Surrogate (elected, 5-year term)     Website Patricia Egan-Jones December 2015 Democratic 856-225-7282
Prosecutor (appointed)     Brief website     Full website Warren W. Faulk --- --- 856-225-8400
Superintendant of Elections (appointed)     Website Phyllis Pearl --- --- 856-661-3555
County Store. (Note: Stores in Cherry Hill and Winslow are now closed).
       
Voorhees Town Center (formerly the Echelon Mall)       856-566-2920

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Call the clerk in your municipality,

  • the County Clerk's Election Division (856-225-7219),

  • the Superintendent of Elections (856-661-3555),

  • or the County Board of Elections (856-661-3600).

  • Also check out the government links on the LWVCC web site.

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