27th Legislative District (New Jersey)
|New Jersey's 27th Legislative district|
|New Jersey State Senator||Richard Codey (D)|
|New Jersey General Assemblymembers||John F. McKeon (D)
Mila Jasey (D)
New Jersey's 27th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature. As of the 2011 apportionment, the district includes the Essex and Morris County municipalities of Caldwell Borough, Chatham Township, East Hanover Township, Essex Fells Township, Florham Park Borough, Hanover Township, Harding Township, Livingston Township, Madison Borough, Maplewood Township, Millburn Township, Roseland Borough, South Orange Village Township, West Orange Township.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the district had a population of 204,496, of whom 153,793 (75.2%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 114,425 (56.0%) White, 62,162 (30.4%) African American, 598 (0.3%) Native American, 14,173 (6.9%) Asian, 38 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 7,813 (3.8%) from some other race, and 5,287 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22,066 (10.8%) of the population. The 27th District had 157,392 registered voters as of November 2013, of whom 65,422 (41.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated, 57,432 (36.5%) were registered as Democrats, 34,419 (21.9%) were registered as Republicans and 119 (0.1%) were registered to other parties.
The district includes a number of comparatively wealthy communities in Western Essex County, as well as a number of relatively poor areas including portions of the City of Newark. The 27th district had one of the lowest percentages in the state of registered Republicans, with Democrats outnumbering Republicans by a more than 2–1 margin.
Changes to the district made as part of the New Jersey Legislative reapportionment in 2011 added Millburn in Essex County, and the Morris County municipalities of Chatham Township, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Harding Township and Madison, making it more Republican. Shifted out of the district were Fairfield Township, North Caldwell Borough and West Caldwell Township (to District 26) and City of Orange Township (to District 34).
For the 2014-2015 Session, the district is represented in the State Senate by Richard Codey (D, Roseland) and in the General Assembly by Mila Jasey (D, South Orange) and John F. McKeon (D, West Orange).
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