U.S. Representative (NJ-7)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 02, 2020
There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.
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