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13th Legislative District (New Jersey)

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Senator  Joe Kyrillos (R)
Voting-age population  168,050
Population  219,626
13th Legislative District (New Jersey)
Assembly members  Amy Handlin (R) Declan O'Scanlon (R)
Registration  26.0% Republican 25.4% Democratic 48.3% unaffiliated
Demographics  83.6% White 4.3% Black/African American 0.1% Native American 7.8% Asian 0.0% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2.1% Other race 2.0% Two or more races 8.7% Hispanic

New Jersey's 13th Legislative District is one of 40 in the state, covering the Monmouth County municipalities of Aberdeen Township, Atlantic Highlands Borough, Fair Haven Borough, Hazlet Township, Highlands Borough, Holmdel Township, Keansburg Borough, Keyport Borough, Little Silver Borough, Marlboro Township, Middletown Township, Monmouth Beach Borough, Oceanport Borough, Rumson Borough, Sea Bright Borough and Union Beach Borough as of the 2011 apportionment.


As of the 2010 United States Census, the district had a population of 219,626, of whom 168,050 (76.5%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 183,658 (83.6%) White, 9,440 (4.3%) African American, 326 (0.1%) Native American, 17,201 (7.8%) Asian, 42 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 4,630 (2.1%) from some other race, and 4,329 (2.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19,205 (8.7%) of the population. The district had 164,016 registered voters as of December 31, 2016, of whom 79,164 (48.3%) were registered as unaffiliated, 42,642 (26.0%) were registered as Republicans, 41,656 (25.4%) were registered as Democrats, and 554 (0.3%) were registered to other parties.

Political representation

The district is represented for the 2016–2017 Legislative Session (Senate, General Assembly) in the State Senate by Joe Kyrillos (R, Middletown Township) and in the General Assembly by Amy Handlin (R, Middletown Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver).


In the interim period between the 1964 Supreme Court decision Reynolds v. Sims which required the creation of state legislature districts to be made as equal in population as possible and the 1973 creation of the 40-district map, the 13th District consisted of all of Bergen County. Senators were elected at-large from the entire county (four members in the 1965 election, five in the 1967 and 1971 elections) while the district was split into five Assembly districts that each elected two members.

The members elected to the Senate from this district are as follows:

The members elected to the Assembly from each district are as follows:

District composition since 1973

When the 40-district legislative map was created in 1973, the 13th district was located in the capital region of the state, only including Trenton and Hamilton Township in Mercer County. In the 1981 redistricting, the 13th was moved to encompass the northern Monmouth County shoreline (including Middletown Township, Hazlet, Matawan) and Old Bridge Township in Middlesex County. Following the 1991 redistricting, Matawan was removed but Spotswood in Middlesex County was added to the 13th. The district reverted to its 1981 configuration in 2001 with the exception of the addition of Holmdel. In the 2011 redistricting, the 13th District was located entirely in Monmouth County by removing Old Bridge and adding some of boroughs in the northeast corner of the county including Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Monmouth Beach, and Oceanport.


13th Legislative District (New Jersey) Wikipedia

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