35th Legislative District (New Jersey)

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New Jersey's 35th Legislative District
New Jersey Legislative Districts Map (2011) D35 hl.svg
Senator Nellie Pou (D)
Assembly members Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
Benjie E. Wimberly (D)
Registration
Demographics
Population 209,995
Voting-age population 153,921
Registered voters 124,858

New Jersey's 35th Legislative District is one of 40 districts that make up the map for the New Jersey Legislature. It encompasses the Bergen County municipalities of Elmwood Park and Garfield and the Passaic County municipalities of Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson, and Prospect Park.[1]

Demographic information[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, the district had a population of 209,995, of whom 153,921 (73.3%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 102,588 (48.9%) White, 49,439 (23.5%) African American, 1,742 (0.8%) Native American, 8,136 (3.9%) Asian, 77 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 38,730 (18.4%) from some other race, and 9,283 (4.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93,371 (45.9%) of the population.[2]

The district had 124,858 registered voters as of November 30, 2017, of whom 53,513 (42.9%) were registered as unaffiliated, 58,229 (46.6%) were registered as Democrats, 12,046 (9.6%) were registered as Republicans, and 1,070 (0.9%) were registered to other parties.[3]

Political representation[edit]

The district is represented for the 2018–2019 Legislative Session (Senate, General Assembly) in the State Senate by Nellie Pou (D, North Haledon) and in the General Assembly by Shavonda E. Sumter (D, Paterson) and Benjie E. Wimberly (D, Paterson).[4][5]

District and election history[edit]

The 35th District has always been based around Paterson since its creation in 1973. The 1973 through 1981 version of the district included Paterson, Prospect Park, Hawthorne, and North Haledon.[6] A slight shift in the district occurred in the 1981 redistricting when North Haledon was removed, and Haledon and Elmwood Park were added.[7] West Paterson was added and North Haledon was re-added to the district in the 1991 redistricting.[8] In the 2001 redistricting, West Paterson swapped places with Totowa and Bergen County borough Glen Rock was added.[9]

Session Senate Assembly
1974–1975 Frank Davenport (R) Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) William H. Hicks (D)
1976–1977 Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) Ronald Fava (R)
1978–1979 Frank X. Graves Jr. (D) Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) John Girgenti (D)
1980–1981 Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) John Girgenti (D)
1982–1983 Frank X. Graves Jr. (D) Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) John Girgenti (D)
1984–1985 Frank X. Graves Jr. (D) Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) John Girgenti (D)
1986–1987 Vincent O. Pellecchia (D) John Girgenti (D)
1988–1989 Frank X. Graves Jr. (D)[n 1] Bill Pascrell (D) John Girgenti (D)
1990–1991 Bill Pascrell (D) John Girgenti (D)[n 2]
John Girgenti (D)[n 2] Cyril Yannarelli (D)[n 3]
Frank Catania (R)[n 4]
1992–1993 John Girgenti (D) Bill Pascrell (D) Frank Catania (R)
1994–1995 John Girgenti (D) Bill Pascrell (D) Frank Catania (R)[n 5]
Donald Hayden (R)[n 6]
1996–1997 Bill Pascrell (D)[n 7] Alfred E. Steele (D)
Nellie Pou (D)[n 8]
1998–1999 John Girgenti (D) Nellie Pou (D) Alfred E. Steele (D)
2000–2001 Nellie Pou (D) Alfred E. Steele (D)
2002–2003 John Girgenti (D) Nellie Pou (D) Alfred E. Steele (D)
2004–2005 John Girgenti (D) Nellie Pou (D) Alfred E. Steele (D)
2006–2007 Nellie Pou (D) Alfred E. Steele (D)[n 9]
Elease Evans (D)[n 10]
2008–2009 John Girgenti (D) Nellie Pou (D) Elease Evans (D)
2010–2011 Nellie Pou (D) Elease Evans (D)
2012–2013 Nellie Pou (D) Benjie E. Wimberly (D) Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
2014–2015 Nellie Pou (D) Benjie E. Wimberly (D) Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
2016–2017 Benjie E. Wimberly (D) Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
2018–2019 Nellie Pou (D) Benjie E. Wimberly (D) Shavonda E. Sumter (D)
  1. ^ Died March 4, 1990
  2. ^ a b Appointed to the Senate on April 5, 1990, elected to remainder of unexpired term in November 1990
  3. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on May 17, 1990, defeated in November 1990 special election
  4. ^ Elected November 1990 special election and sworn into the Assembly shortly thereafter
  5. ^ Resigned on September 23, 1994 to become director of Division of Gaming Enforcement
  6. ^ Appointed to the Assembly in 1994
  7. ^ Resigned on January 3, 1997 after being elected to Congress
  8. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on January 29, 1997
  9. ^ Resigned on September 10, 2007
  10. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on November 9, 2007

Election results[edit]

Senate[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nelida Pou 21,425 79.0 Increase 4.9
Republican Marwan Sholakh 5,698 21.0 Decrease 4.9
Total votes 27,123 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nellie Pou 22,154 74.1 Decrease 0.6
Republican Lynda Gallashaw 7,737 25.9 Increase 0.6
Total votes 29,891 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nellie Pou 14,386 74.7
Republican Ken Pengitore 4,867 25.3
Total votes 19,253 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 14,265 100.0 Increase 31.4
Total votes 14,265 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 16,243 68.6 Decrease 31.4
Republican David R. Troast 7,434 31.4 N/A
Total votes 23,677 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Girgenti 25,844 100.0
Total votes 25,844 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 24,552 69.8 Increase 3.3
Republican Brian A. Duncan 10,644 30.2 Decrease 1.9
Total votes 35,196 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1993[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 21,836 66.5 Increase 13.3
Republican Beltran Lopez 10,550 32.1 Decrease 14.7
Independent Vijay “Viji” Sargis 442 1.3 N/A
Total votes 32,828 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1991[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Girgenti 15,859 53.2
Republican Lawrence (Pat) Kramer 13,965 46.8
Total votes 29,824 100.0
Special election, 1990[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 15,454 100.0 Steady 0.0
Total votes 15,454 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1987[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank X. Graves Jr. 21,793 100.0 Increase 25.7
Total votes 21,793 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1983[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank X. Graves Jr. 23,646 74.3 Decrease 0.3
Republican Richard Fontanella 8,161 25.7 Increase 0.3
Total votes 31,807 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1981[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank X. Graves Jr. 28,439 74.6
Republican Frank E. Gorman 9,693 25.4
Total votes 38,132 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1977[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank X. Graves Jr. 17,005 56.2 Increase 6.3
Republican Alfred E. Fontanella 12,193 40.3 Decrease 9.8
Tax Revolt Independent Joseph S. Long 547 1.8 N/A
Independent Progressive Conservative Roy L. Ward 500 1.7 N/A
Total votes 30,245 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1973[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Davenport 16,919 50.14
Democratic Joseph A. Lazzara 16,826 49.86
Total votes 33,745 100.0

Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benjie E. Wimberly 21,406 40.0 Increase 3.6
Democratic Shavonda E. Sumter 21,275 39.8 Increase 3.4
Republican Ibrahim Mahmoud 5,435 10.2 Decrease 3.6
Republican Nihad Younes 5,366 10.0 Decrease 3.3
Total votes 53,482 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benjie E. Wimberly 11,905 36.4 Decrease 0.3
Democratic Shavonda E. Sumter 11,904 36.4 Increase 0.4
Republican David Jimenez 4,522 13.8 Steady 0.0
Republican Ilia Villanueva 4,333 13.3 Decrease 0.2
Total votes 32,664 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benjie E. Wimberly 21,195 36.7 Decrease 0.1
Democratic Shavonda E. Sumter 20,791 36.0 Increase 0.3
Republican Rhina Tavarez 7,968 13.8 Decrease 0.1
Republican Maria del Pilar Rivas 7,828 13.5 Decrease 0.1
Total votes 57,782 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjie E. Wimberly 13,551 36.8
Democratic Shavonda E. Sumter 13,143 35.7
Republican Donna Puglisi 5,114 13.9
Republican William A. Connolly 5,020 13.6
Total votes 36,828 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2009[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nellie Pou 22,148 32.4 Decrease 6.5
Democratic Elease Evans 21,637 31.7 Decrease 7.1
Republican Lynn Anne Shortway 12,488 18.3 Decrease 3.9
Republican George Sawey 11,993 17.6 N/A
Total votes 68,266 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nellie Pou 11,784 38.9 Increase 4.6
Democratic Elease Evans 11,749 38.8 Increase 4.0
Republican Chauncey I. Brown III 6,730 22.2 Increase 6.8
Total votes 30,263 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2005[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Alfred Steele 23,747 34.8 Increase 2.0
Democratic Nellie Pou 23,372 34.3 Increase 2.4
Republican Deborah Shortway 10,477 15.4 Decrease 2.7
Republican Rinaldo M. D'Argenio 10,397 15.2 Decrease 2.0
Libertarian Louis R. Jasikoff 191 0.3 N/A
Total votes 68,184 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Alfred Steele 14,658 32.8 Decrease 18.4
Democratic Nellie Pou 14,299 31.9 Decrease 16.9
Republican Kenneth N. Del Vecchio Jr 8,120 18.1 N/A
Republican Thomas F.X. Magura 7,680 17.2 N/A
Total votes 44,757 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred E. Steele 24,880 51.2
Democratic Nellie Pou 23,728 48.8
Total votes 48,608 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1999[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Alfred Steele 14,223 33.4 Increase 2.2
Democratic Nellie Pou 13,902 32.6 Increase 3.0
Republican William A. DeStefano 7,424 17.4 Decrease 2.4
Republican Belinda A. Lanier 7,032 16.5 Decrease 2.9
Total votes 42,581 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Alfred Steele 23,253 31.2 Increase 4.6
Democratic Nellie Pou 22,112 29.6 Decrease 3.7
Republican Karole A. Graves 14,785 19.8 Decrease 1.8
Republican Frank Catania, Jr. 14,465 19.4 Increase 0.9
Total votes 74,615 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1995[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William J. Pascrell, Jr. 17,400 33.3 Increase 1.9
Democratic Rev. Alfred E. Steele 13,868 26.6 Increase 3.8
Republican Donald Hayden 11,267 21.6 Decrease 3.9
Republican Dennis Gonzalez 9,685 18.5 Increase 2.6
Total votes 52,220 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1993[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William J. Pascrell, Jr. 21,698 31.4 Increase 2.6
Republican Frank Catania 17,657 25.5 Increase 0.8
Democratic Alfred Steele 15,745 22.8 Decrease 0.8
Republican Harvey Nutter 10,999 15.9 Decrease 7.0
Unified Independents Anna N. Taliaferro 1,568 2.3 N/A
Time for Change James A. Davis, Jr. 1,531 2.2 N/A
Total votes 69,198 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1991[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William J. Pascrell, Jr. 17,394 28.8
Republican Frank Catania 14,894 24.7
Democratic Eli M. Burgos 14,266 23.6
Republican Martin G. Barnes 13,848 22.9
Total votes 60,402 100.0
Special election, 1990[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Catania 13,591 56.1
Democratic Cyril R. Yannarelli 10,633 43.9
Total votes 24,224 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1989[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 24,359 37.0 Increase 1.4
Democratic William J. Pascrell, Jr. 23,633 35.9 Increase 1.6
Republican Joaquin Calcines, Jr. 9,093 13.8 Decrease 2.8
Republican Jose L. Moore 8,707 13.2 Decrease 0.3
Total votes 65,792 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1987[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 18,345 35.6 Increase 5.4
Democratic William J. Pascrell, Jr. 17,670 34.3 Increase 8.0
Republican Martin G. Barnes 8,546 16.6 Decrease 5.3
Republican Robert Angele 6,955 13.5 Decrease 8.1
Total votes 51,516 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1985[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 18,634 30.2 Decrease 7.4
Democratic Vincent “Ozzie” Pellecchia 16,204 26.3 Decrease 8.8
Republican Walter W. Porter, Jr. 13,538 21.9 Increase 8.0
Republican Kenneth Van Rye 13,352 21.6 Increase 8.2
Total votes 61,728 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1983[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 21,927 37.6 Increase 2.7
Democratic Vincent Ozzie Pellecchia 20,497 35.1 Increase 2.6
Republican Walter W. Garner III 8,088 13.9 Decrease 3.4
Republican Norman E. Smith 7,804 13.4 Decrease 1.9
Total votes 58,316 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1981[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Girgenti 25,361 34.9
Democratic Vincent Ozzie Pellecchia 23,575 32.5
Republican Fred Burgos 12,580 17.3
Republican Russell P. Meneve 11,087 15.3
Total votes 72,603 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1979[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Girgenti 12,763 30.2 Increase 3.7
Democratic Vincent “Ozzie” Pellecchia 11,595 27.4 Decrease 0.6
Republican Fred Burgos 9,051 21.4 Decrease 3.3
Republican Frank S. Campana 8,433 19.9 Decrease 0.9
Socialist Labor Madonna Rabel 446 1.1 N/A
Total votes 42,288 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1977[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vincent O. Pellecchia 15,616 28.0 Increase 3.8
Democratic John A. Girgenti 14,774 26.5 Increase 6.7
Republican Ronald Fava 13,768 24.7 Decrease 3.3
Republican Henry Ramer 11,624 20.8 Decrease 1.0
Total votes 55,782 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1975[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ronald Fava 14,676 28.0 Increase 5.4
Democratic Vincent Ozzie Pellecchia 12,686 24.2 Decrease 3.7
Republican Ralph E. Fasse 11,411 21.8 Decrease 0.5
Democratic William H. Hicks 10,386 19.8 Decrease 7.4
Tax Revolt Joseph Samuel Long 1,937 3.7 N/A
Tax Revolt Enrico R. Orlando 1,329 2.5 N/A
Total votes 52,425 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1973[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vincent Ozzie Pellecchia 17,548 27.9
Democratic William H. Hicks 17,144 27.2
Republican Alfred E. Fontanella 14,238 22.6
Republican Marian M. Rauschenbach 14,049 22.3
Total votes 62,979 100.0

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