2009 New Jersey General Assembly election

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2009 New Jersey General Assembly election

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All 80 seats to the General Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 48 32
Seats won 47 33
Seat change -1 +1
Popular vote 2,001,772 2,181,345
Percentage 47.62% 51.89%

Speaker before election

Joseph J. Roberts
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Sheila Y. Oliver
Democratic

The 2009 New Jersey General Assembly elections were held on November 3, 2009 for all 80 seats in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. Voters in New Jersey's 40 legislative districts cast 4,204,034 votes, two votes per person. The Democratic Party won a 47-seat majority while losing the popular vote. The Republican Party won a majority of votes cast but received only a 33-seat minority, an increase of 1 seat from their 2007 election results. The election coincided with a gubernatorial election where Democratic incumbent Governor Jon Corzine was defeated by Republican challenger Chris Christie.

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