2017 New Jersey elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of New Jersey on November 7, 2017. Primary elections were held on June 6. All elected offices at the state level were on the ballot in this election cycle, including Governor and Lieutenant Governor for four-year terms, all 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly for two-year terms, and all 40 seats in the State Senate for four-year terms. In addition to the gubernatorial and State Legislative elections, numerous county offices and Freeholders in addition to municipal offices were up for election. There were two statewide ballot questions and some counties and municipalities also had a local ballot question. Non-partisan local elections, some school board elections, and some fire district elections were also held throughout the year.

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Governor[edit]

State Senate[edit]

New Jersey Senate elections, 2017

← 2013 November 7, 2017 2021 →

All 40 seats in the New Jersey Senate
21 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (cropped).jpg Tom Kean, Jr (11-17-18).jpg
Leader Steve Sweeney Thomas Kean Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 12, 2010 January 8, 2008
Leader's seat 3rd (West Deptford) 21st (Westfield)
Last election 24 seats, 47.4% 16 seats, 52.1%
Seats won 25 15
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,177,295 810,543
Percentage 59.1% 40.7%
Swing Increase 11.7% Decrease 11.4%

President before election

Stephen M. Sweeney
Democratic

Elected President

Stephen M. Sweeney
Democratic

All 40 seats of the New Jersey Senate were up for election. Prior to the elections, Democrats held a 24–16 majority in the upper house. Democrats picked up an open seat in District 7 and defeated a Republican incumbent in District 11, while Republicans defeated an appointed Democratic incumbent in District 2. Overall, this resulted in Democrats having a net gain of one seat, increasing their majority to 25–15.

Overall results[edit]

25 15
Democratic Republican
Parties Candidates Seats Popular Vote
2013 2017 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 40 24 25 Increase1 63% 1,177,295 59.1% Increase11.7%
Republican 37 16 15 Decrease1 38% 810,543 40.7% Decrease11.4%
Green 1 0 0 Steady 0% 1,306 0.1% N/A
Libertarian 1 0 0 Steady 0% 574 0.03% Decrease0.02%
Independent 4 0 0 Steady 0% 2,545 0.1% Decrease0.4%
Total 83 40 40 0 100.0% 1,992,263 100.0% -

Incumbents not running for re-election[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

In addition, four members who were elected in the last election in 2013 have since left office: Donald Norcross (D-5th, resigned),[4] Peter J. Barnes III (D-18th, resigned),[5] Kevin J. O'Toole (R-40th, resigned after previously announcing retirement),[6] and Jim Whelan (D-2nd, died in office after previously announcing retirement).[7]

List of senate races[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40

District 1[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
1st Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Van Drew 6,410 100.0
Total votes 6,410 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
1st Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Gruccio 6,279 100.0
Total votes 6,279 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Anthony Parisi Sanchez (Independent), community activist and former Marine Corps reservist[10]
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)
Organizations
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Mary Gruccio
Organizations
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample

size

Margin
of error
Jeff
Van Drew (D)
Mary
Gruccio (R)
Other Undecided
Stockton University September 13–18, 2017 430 LV ± 4.7% 61% 28% 4% 5%
Results
1st Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jeff Van Drew (incumbent) 35,464 64.8 Increase 5.4
Republican Mary Gruccio 18,589 34.0 Decrease 5.2
Cannot Be Bought Anthony Parisi Sanchez 652 1.2 N/A
Total votes 54,705 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator Jim Whelan declined to seek a fourth term, announcing his retirement on January 4, 2017.[16] Whelan died in office on August 22.[7]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Results
2nd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colin Bell 7,928 100.0
Total votes 7,928 100.0

Following the death of Whelan on August 22, 2017, Bell was unanimously selected to fill the remainder of his term by local Democratic committee members on September 5, and was sworn in on October 5.[19][20]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
2nd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Brown 5,981 100.0
Total votes 5,981 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Colin Bell (incumbent)
Organizations
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Environment NJ[22]
  • Health Professionals and Allied Employees of New Jersey[23]
  • New Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council[24]
  • NJ Nurses Economic Security Organization[25]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • UAW Casino Workers[27]
Chris Brown
Organizations
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • United Here Local 54[29]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Colin
Bell (D)
Chris
Brown (R)
Other Undecided
Stockton University October 26 – November 1, 2017 530 LV ± 4.3% 43% 46% 1% 8%
Stockton University September 23–28, 2017 521 LV ± 4.3% 46.5% 46.2% <1% 5%
Results
2nd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Brown 26,950 53.5 Increase 8.5
Democratic Colin Bell (incumbent) 23,406 46.5 Decrease 8.5
Total votes 50,356 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
3rd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Sweeney 7,748 100.0
Total votes 7,748 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
3rd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fran Grenier 4,144 100.0
Total votes 4,144 100.0
General election[edit]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample

size

Margin
of error
Stephen M.
Sweeney (D)
Fran
Grenier (R)
Undecided
Global Strategy Group[31] October 9–12, 2017 402 LV ± 4.9% 48% 36% 14%
Cygnal (R)[32] October 9–11, 2017 402 LV ± 4.87% 42% 36% 22%
Cygnal (R)[32] September 19–20, 2017 402 LV ± 4.87% 48% 30% 22%
Endorsements
Steve Sweeney (incumbent)
Individuals
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • NJ Advisory Council on Safety and Health[34]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Police Benevolent Association of New Jersey[35]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Fran Grenier
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
Results
3rd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steve Sweeney (incumbent) 31,822 58.8 Increase 4.0
Republican Fran Grenier 22,336 41.2 Decrease 4.0
Total votes 54,158 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
4th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred H. Madden 11,349 100.0
Total votes 11,349 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Michael Pascetta
Results
4th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Pascetta 3,713 100.0
Total votes 3,713 100.0

Pascetta was not on the official list of candidates for the general election.[15]

General election[edit]
Endorsements
Fred Madden (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Results
4th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Fred H. Madden (incumbent) 38,790 100.0 Increase 42.1
Total votes 38,790 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
5th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nilsa Cruz-Perez 11,069 100.0
Total votes 11,069 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Keith Walker, nominee for Senate in 2011 and 2013[37]
Results
5th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Walker 2,557 100.0
Total votes 2,557 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Mohammad Kabir (Independent)[38]
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Nilsa Cruz-Perez (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Latinas United for Political Empowerment [39]
  • Maria's Women United [40]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
5th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nilsa Cruz-Perez (incumbent) 29,031 66.1 Decrease 33.9
Republican Keith Walker 14,463 32.9 N/A
Challenge Promise Fix Mohammad Kabir 454 1.0 N/A
Total votes 43,948 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
6th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Beach 14,344 100.0
Total votes 14,344 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Robert Shapiro
Results
6th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Shapiro 4,037 100.0
Total votes 4,037 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
James Beach (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
Results
6th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James Beach (incumbent) 41,376 69.4 Increase 6.0
Republican Robert Shapiro 18,249 30.6 Decrease 6.0
Total votes 59,625 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

Citing health concerns, incumbent Republican Senator Diane Allen declined to run for a seventh term, announcing her retirement on January 31, 2017.[2]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
7th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Prisco 5,803 100.0
Total votes 5,803 100.0

On June 13, Governor Chris Christie nominated Prisco to a worker's compensation judgeship, whom consequently would later drop out. Local Republican committee members selected Delanco Mayor John Browne as a replacement candidate on September 6.[46][47]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Declined
Results
7th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Troy Singleton 13,434 100.0
Total votes 13,434 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Troy Singleton
U.S. Representatives
Other elected officials
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
7th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Troy Singleton 40,685 65.7 Increase 26.1
Republican John Browne 21,229 34.3 Decrease 26.1
Total votes 61,914 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
8th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego 6,668 100.0
Total votes 6,668 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • George B. Youngkin
Results
8th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George B. Youngkin 8,337 100.0
Total votes 8,337 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
George Youngkin
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Results
8th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dawn Marie Addiego (incumbent) 30,795 52.2 Decrease 11.3
Democratic George B. Youngkin 28,158 47.8 Increase 11.3
Total votes 58,953 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
9th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher J. Connors 9,268 100.0
Total votes 9,268 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Brian Corley White, attorney[52]
Results
9th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Corley White 5,716 100.0
Total votes 5,716 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Christopher Connors (incumbent)
Organizations
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Brian Corley White
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
Results
9th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Christopher J. Connors (incumbent) 41,438 64.6 Decrease 6.2
Democratic Brian Corley White 22,717 35.4 Increase 6.2
Total votes 64,155 100.0
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
10th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Holzapfel 8,876 100.0
Total votes 8,876 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Emma Mammano, mental health counselor[53]
Results
10th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emma L. Mammano 5,565 100.0
Total votes 5,565 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Jim Holzapfel (incumbent)
Organizations
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Emma Mammano
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • PAM's List[41]
Results
10th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Holzapfel (incumbent) 39,555 62.5 Decrease 7.2
Democratic Emma L. Mammano 23,707 37.5 Increase 7.2
Total votes 63,262 100.0
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
11th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jennifer Beck 5,093 100.0
Total votes 5,093 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Vin Gopal, businessman, nominee for Assembly in 2011, and former chairman of the Monmouth County Democratic Party (resigned upon declaration)[54]
Results
11th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vin Gopal 8,496 100.0
Total votes 8,496 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Jennifer Beck (incumbent)
Newspapers
Organizations
Vin Gopal
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Communication Workers of America[56]
  • District Council 711 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades[57]
  • Environment NJ[22]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Garden State Equality[58]
  • Health Professionals and Allied Employees of New Jersey[59]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample

size

Margin
of error
Jennifer
Beck (R)
Vin
Gopal (D)
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) October 30 – November 1, 2017 400 LV ± 4.9% 48% 49%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) July 17–19, 2017 400 LV ± 4.9% 52% 41%
Results
11th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vin Gopal 31,308 53.6 Increase 14.8
Republican Jennifer Beck (incumbent) 27,150 46.4 Decrease 13.6
Total votes 58,458 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Endorsements
Art Haney
Organizations
  • Burlington County Republican Committee[62]
Results
12th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel D. Thompson 4,277 59.8
Republican Art Haney 2,873 40.2
Total votes 7,150 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • David Lande, attorney[63]
Results
12th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David H. Lande 5,818 100.0
Total votes 5,818 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Kevin Antoine (Independent), SUNY health professor[64]
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Samuel D. Thompson (incumbent)
Organizations
David Lande
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
Results
12th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Samuel D. Thompson (incumbent) 30,013 56.7 Decrease 8.7
Democratic David H. Lande 21,888 41.4 Increase 6.8
Coach Kev Kevin Antoine 990 1.9 N/A
Total votes 52,891 100.0
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

Incumbent Republican Senator Joe Kyrillos announced that he would not run for a ninth term on October 25, 2016.[3]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Results
13th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Declan O'Scanlon 5,943 100.0
Total votes 5,943 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
13th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean F. Byrnes 7,252 92.8
Democratic Joshua Leinsdorf 566 7.2
Total votes 7,818 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Sean Byrnes
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Declan O'Scanlon
State legislators
Organizations
Results
13th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Declan O’Scanlon 34,976 55.1 Decrease 13.0
Democratic Sean F. Byrnes 28,493 44.9 Increase 14.3
Total votes 63,469 100.0
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
14th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda R. Greenstein 10,890 100.0
Total votes 10,890 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
14th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Schirmer 3,481 80.9
Republican Bruce C. MacDonald 824 19.1
Total votes 4,305 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Linda Greenstein (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Environment NJ[22]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Ileana Schirmer
U.S. Senators
State legislators
Organizations
  • Hamilton Township Education Association[75]
  • Latinas United for Political Empowerment[39]
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses[76]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Republican State Leadership Committee[77]
Results
14th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Linda R. Greenstein (incumbent) 34,474 56.5 Increase 6.1
Republican Ileana Schirmer 26,548 43.5 Decrease 4.5
Total votes 61,022 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
15th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley K. Turner 13,783 100.0
Total votes 13,783 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Lee Eric Newton
Results
15th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lee Eric Newton 2,245 100.0
Total votes 2,245 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Shirley Turner (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
15th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Shirley K. Turner (incumbent) 36,624 74.0 Increase 10.7
Republican Lee Eric Newton 12,839 26.0 Decrease 10.7
Total votes 49,463 100.0
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
16th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher "Kip" Bateman 8,402 100.0
Total votes 8,402 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Declined
Results
16th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laurie Poppe 10,727 100.0
Total votes 10,727 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Christopher "Kip" Bateman (incumbent)
Organizations
  • Environment NJ[22]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Laurie Poppe
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • EMILY's List[82]
  • Maria's Women United[40]
  • National Association of Social Workers[83]
  • NJ Nurses Economic Security Organization[84]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey[85]
  • United Auto Workers, Region 9[86]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample

size

Margin
of error
Christopher
Bateman (R)
Laurie
Poppe (D)
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner[87] August 17–21, 2017 401 LV ± 4.9% 48% 40%
Results
16th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Christopher "Kip" Bateman (incumbent) 32,229 50.4 Decrease 9.9
Democratic Laurie Poppe 31,655 49.6 Increase 9.9
Total votes 63,884 100.0
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
17th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Smith 10,103 72.0
Democratic William J. Irwin 3,933 28.0
Total votes 14,036 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Daryl J. Kipnis, attorney[89]
Results
17th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daryl J. Kipnis 2,069 100.0
Total votes 2,069 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Bob Smith (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Daryl Kipnis
Organizations
  • League of Humane Voters[90]
Results
17th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Smith (incumbent) 29,816 71.4 Increase 11.6
Republican Daryl J. Kipnis 11,921 28.6 Decrease 11.6
Total votes 41,737 100.0
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
18th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. 11,461 100.0
Total votes 11,461 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Mark Csizmar, former East Brunswick Police officer and nominee for East Brunswick Township Council in 2016[91]
Results
18th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Csizmar 2,561 100.0
Total votes 2,561 100.0

Csizmar was replaced on the ballot for the general election by Lewis Glogower, who was previously one of the nominees for the Assembly seat.[15]

General election[edit]
Endorsements
Patrick Diegnan (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
18th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (incumbent) 32,175 65.6 Increase 3.9
Republican Lewis Glogower 16,860 34.4 Decrease 3.9
Total votes 49,035 100.0
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
19th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph F. Vitale 9,038 100.0
Total votes 9,038 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Arthur J. Rittenhouse Jr.
Results
19th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur J. Rittenhouse Jr. 1,838 100.0
Total votes 1,838 100.0

Following the primary, Rittenhouse dropped out of the race on September 14.[92]

General election[edit]
Endorsements
Joseph Vitale (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Results
19th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph F. Vitale (incumbent) 27,681 100.0 Increase 37.4
Total votes 27,681 100.0
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator Raymond Lesniak declined to run for re-election and instead ran for governor.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
20th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph P. Cryan 9,666 100.0
Total votes 9,666 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Ashraf Hanna
Results
20th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ashraf Hanna 690 100.0
Total votes 690 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Joseph Cryan
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
20th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph P. Cryan 25,772 83.7 Decrease 16.3
Republican Ashraf Hanna 5,023 16.3 N/A
Total votes 30,795 100.0
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
21st Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas H. Kean Jr. 7,789 100.0
Total votes 7,789 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Jill LaZare, attorney and nominee for Assembly in 2013 and 2015[94][95]
Results
21st Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jill LaZare 5,686 100.0
Total votes 5,686 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Thomas Kean Jr. (incumbent)
Organizations
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Jill LaZare
Organizations
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
21st Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas H. Kean Jr. (incumbent) 37,579 54.7 Decrease 14.9
Democratic Jill LaZare 31,123 45.3 Increase 14.9
Total votes 68,702 100.0
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
22nd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicholas P. Scutari 11,326 100.0
Total votes 11,326 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Joseph A. Bonilla
Results
22nd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph A. Bonilla 2,331 100.0
Total votes 2,331 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Nicholas Scutari (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
Results
22nd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nicholas P. Scutari (incumbent) 29,563 67.3 Increase 7.8
Republican Joseph A. Bonilla 14,362 32.7 Decrease 7.8
Total votes 43,925 100.0
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
23rd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael J. Doherty 10,748 100.0
Total votes 10,748 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Christine Lui Chen, health care executive[96]
Results
23rd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Lui Chen 7,745 100.0
Total votes 7,745 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Christine Lui Chen
Organizations
  • 314 Action [97]
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Results
23rd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael J. Doherty (incumbent) 35,676 59.1 Decrease 8.5
Democratic Christine Lui Chen 24,730 40.9 Increase 9.7
Total votes 60,406 100.0
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Results
24th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven V. Oroho 10,828 74.3
Republican William J. Hayden 3,740 25.7
Total votes 14,568 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
24th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Hamilton 6,715 100.0
Total votes 6,715 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Steve Oroho (incumbent)
Organizations
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
Jennifer Hamilton
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • PAM's List[41]
Results
24th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steven V. Oroho (incumbent) 35,641 61.0 Decrease 9.4
Democratic Jennifer Hamilton 22,760 39.0 Increase 9.4
Total votes 58,401 100.0
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
25th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony R. Bucco 8,753 100.0
Total votes 8,753 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Lisa Bhimani, OB/GYN[106]
Results
25th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lisa Bhimani 8,596 100.0
Total votes 8,596 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Anthony Bucco (incumbent)
Organizations
Lisa Bhimani
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
25th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Anthony R. Bucco (incumbent) 30,659 52.2 Decrease 34.6
Democratic Lisa Bhimani 28,131 47.8 N/A
Total votes 58,790 100.0
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Declined
Results
26th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Pennacchio 10,378 100.0
Total votes 10,378 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Elliot Isibor, nominee for Assembly in 2011 and 2013[108]
Results
26th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elliot Isibor 7,445 100.0
Total votes 7,445 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Joseph Pennacchio (incumbent)
Organizations
Elliot Isibor
Organizations
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Results
26th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Pennacchio (incumbent) 32,269 56.5 Decrease 8.5
Democratic Elliot Isibor 24,867 43.5 Increase 8.5
Total votes 57,136 100.0
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
27th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Codey 15,144 100.0
Total votes 15,144 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
27th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pasquale Capozzoli 4,672 100.0
Total votes 4,672 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Richard Codey (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
27th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard Codey (incumbent) 43,066 69.7 Increase 10.4
Republican Pasquale Capozzoli 18,720 30.3 Decrease 10.4
Total votes 61,786 100.0
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
28th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald L. Rice 12,090 100.0
Total votes 12,090 100.0
Republican primary[edit]

No Republicans filed.

Results
28th Legislative District Republican Primary[8][109]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Write-in 7 100.0
Total votes 7 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Ronald L. Rice (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Results
28th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ronald L. Rice (incumbent) 31,774 96.1 Increase 20.4
Green Troy Knight-Napper 1,306 3.9 N/A
Total votes 33,080 100.0
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
29th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. Teresa Ruiz 7,965 100.0
Total votes 7,965 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Maria E. Lopez
Results
29th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maria E. Lopez 509 100.0
Total votes 509 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
General election[edit]
Endorsements
M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Latinas United for Political Empowerment[39]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
Results
29th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent) 20,506 87.3 Increase 9.0
Republican Maria E. Lopez 2,547 10.8 Decrease 6.9
One Nation Pablo Olivera 449 1.9 Decrease 2.0
Total votes 23,502 100.0
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
30th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert W. Singer 8,507 100.0
Total votes 8,507 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
  • Amy Sara Cores, attorney[63]
Results
30th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy Sara Cores 4,862 100.0
Total votes 4,862 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Robert Singer (incumbent)
Organizations
Amy Sara Cores
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
Results
30th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert W. Singer (incumbent) 30,735 60.2 Decrease 10.0
Democratic Amy Sara Cores 20,343 39.8 Increase 10.0
Total votes 51,078 100.0
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Declined
Results
31st Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sandra B. Cunningham 12,089 100.0
Total votes 12,089 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Herminio Mendoza
Results
31st Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Herminio Mendoza 665 100.0
Total votes 665 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Sandra B. Cunningham (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
31st Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sandra B. Cunningham (incumbent) 25,437 83.9 Increase 10.8
Republican Herminio Mendoza 4,874 16.1 Decrease 10.8
Total votes 30,311 100.0
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
32nd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicholas J. Sacco 10,432 100.0
Total votes 10,432 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Paul Castelli
Results
32nd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Castelli 924 100.0
Total votes 924 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Nicholas J. Sacco (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
Results
32nd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nicholas J. Sacco (incumbent) 23,736 80.2 Increase 10.0
Republican Paul Castelli 5,842 19.8 Decrease 10.0
Total votes 29,578 100.0
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
33rd Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian P. Stack 20,952 100.0
Total votes 20,952 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Beth Hamburger
Results
33rd Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Beth Hamburger 947 100.0
Total votes 947 100.0
General election[edit]
Brian P. Stack (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
33rd Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Brian P. Stack (incumbent) 36,594 88.2 Increase 7.5
Republican Beth Hamburger 4,887 11.8 Decrease 7.5
Total votes 41,481 100.0
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
34th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nia H. Gill 16,303 100.0
Total votes 16,303 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Mahir Saleh
Results
34th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mahir Saleh 1,044 100.0
Total votes 1,044 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Nia H. Gill (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
Results
34th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nia H. Gill (incumbent) 34,565 84.9 Increase 11.8
Republican Mahir Saleh 6,136 15.1 Decrease 11.8
Total votes 40,701 100.0
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
35th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nelida Pou 7,247 95.0
Democratic Haytham Younes 385 5.0
Total votes 7,632 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Marwan Sholakh
Results
35th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marwan Sholakh 1,017 100.0
Total votes 1,017 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Nelida Pou (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • Latinas United for Political Empowerment[39]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
35th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nelida Pou (incumbent) 21,425 79.0 Increase 4.9
Republican Marwan Sholakh 5,698 21.0 Decrease 4.9
Total votes 27,123 100.0
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
36th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul A. Sarlo 6,335 100.0
Total votes 6,335 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Jeanine Ferrara
Results
36th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeanine Ferrara 1,978 100.0
Total votes 1,978 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Paul A. Sarlo (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Results
36th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Paul A. Sarlo (incumbent) 24,044 65.8 Increase 6.1
Republican Jeanine Ferrara 12,482 34.2 Decrease 6.1
Total votes 36,526 100.0
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
37th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Weinberg 11,063 100.0
Total votes 11,063 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Eric P. Fisher
  • Modesto Romero
Results
37th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Modesto Romero 1,133 52.7
Republican Eric P. Fisher 1,018 47.3
Total votes 2,151 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Loretta Weinberg (incumbent)
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Results
37th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Loretta Weinberg (incumbent) 33,017 75.4 Increase 6.9
Republican Modesto Romero 10,788 24.6 Decrease 6.9
Total votes 43,805 100.0
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
38th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Gordon 7,551 100.0
Total votes 7,551 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Declined
Results
38th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kelly Langschultz 4,245 100.0
Total votes 4,245 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Bob Gordon (incumbent)
Individuals
  • Matt Seymour, attorney and former Republican nominee for Assembly in 2017[117]
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Environment NJ[22]
  • Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association[11]
  • League of Conservation Voters[28]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Kelly Langschultz
Organizations
  • Republican State Leadership Committee[77]
Results
38th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Gordon (incumbent) 30,881 57.1 Increase 5.2
Republican Kelly Langschultz 23,238 42.9 Decrease 5.2
Total votes 54,119 100.0
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Results
39th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Cardinale 6,352 100.0
Total votes 6,352 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
39th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda H. Schwager 6,831 100.0
Total votes 6,831 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Gerald Cardinale (incumbent)
Organizations
Linda H. Schwager
U.S. Senators
Former state-level officials
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • PAM's List[41]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Police Benevolent Association of New Jersey[123]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
Results
39th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Gerald Cardinale (incumbent) 33,752 52.8 Decrease 10.8
Democratic Linda H. Schwager 29,631 46.3 Increase 9.9
Libertarian James Tosone 574 0.9 N/A
Total votes 63,957 100.0
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

Incumbent Republican Senator Kevin J. O'Toole announced on January 15, 2016, that he would not run for re-election.[124] On March 13, 2017, he was confirmed by the state senate to the board of commissioners of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. O'Toole however did not immediately resign to accept the position, staying for the time being in his Senate seat to "tie up loose ends."[125] He officially resigned his seat on July 1.[6]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
40th Legislative District Republican Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristin M. Corrado 7,792 62.0
Republican Paul DiGaetano 3,768 30.0
Republican Edward Buttimore 1,005 8.0
Total votes 12,565 100.0

Following O'Toole's resignation, Corrado was selected without opposition by local Republican committee members to serve the remainder of his term on July 26, and was sworn in on October 5.[129][20]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
40th Legislative District Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Duch 7,266 100.0
Total votes 7,266 100.0
General election[edit]
Endorsements
Kristin Corrado (incumbent)
Organizations
  • New Jersey Education Association PAC[12]
  • NEW JOBS PAC[13]
Thomas Duch
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO of New Jersey[33]
  • American Federations of Teachers[14]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ[43]
  • Sierra Club of New Jersey[26]
  • United Auto Workers Region 9[132]
  • Working Families Alliance[42]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Kristin
Corrado (R)
Thomas
Duch (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D) October 23 – 25, 2017 669 ± 5.0% 43% 36% 21%
Results
40th Legislative District general election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kristin M. Corrado (incumbent) 33,495 56.2 Decrease 9.7
Democratic Thomas Duch 26,060 43.8 Increase 9.7
Total votes 59,555 100.0
Republican hold

General Assembly[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2017

← 2015 November 7, 2017 2019 →

All 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly
41 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Vincent Prieto.jpg Jon Bramnick.jpg
Leader Vincent Prieto Jon Bramnick
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 14, 2014 January 17, 2012
Leader's seat 32nd (Secaucus) 21st (Westfield)
Last election 52 seats, 53.3% 28 seats, 45.9%
Seats won 54 26
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 2,266,879 1,613,865
Percentage 58.1% 41.4%
Swing Increase 4.8% Decrease 4.5%

Speaker before election

Vincent Prieto
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Craig Coughlin
Democratic

All 80 seats of the New Jersey General Assembly were up for election. Prior to the elections, Democrats held a 52–28 majority in the lower house. Overall, the Democrats increased their majority by 2 to a supermajority at 54–26, thanks to holding all their seats as well as picking up open seats in District 2 and District 16.

Overall results[edit]

54 26
Democratic Republican
Parties Candidates Seats Popular Vote
2015 2017 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 80 52 54 Increase2 68% 2,266,879 58.1% Increase4.8%
Republican 78 28 26 Decrease2 33% 1,613,865 41.4% Decrease4.5%
Green 4 0 0 Steady 0% 4,828 0.1% Decrease0.3%
Libertarian 4 0 0 Steady 0% 2,804 0.1% Steady0.0%
Solidarity 1 0 0 Steady 0% 821 0.02% N/A
Independent 14 0 0 Steady 0% 13,537 0.3% Steady0.0%
Total 181 80 80 0 100.0% 3,902,734 100.0% -

Incumbents not running for re-election[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

In addition, four members who were elected in the last election in 2015 have since resigned: Patrick J. Diegnan (D-18th),[138] L. Grace Spencer (D-29th),[139] Scott Rumana (R-40th),[140] and Dave Rible (R-30th).[141]

List of races[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40

District 1[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
1st Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Andrzejczak 6,163 51.2
Democratic R. Bruce Land 5,870 48.8
Total votes 12,033 100.0
Republican primary[edit]

All three County Republican Parties in the district (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland) initially endorsed McDowell and Sauro for the Assembly seats. However, the Cape May and Cumberland parties pulled their endorsements of McDowell after a video surfaced of him propositioning a woman in a bar, with Cumberland endorsing Campbell instead.[143]

Declared
Results
1st Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James R. Sauro 5,843 54.2
Republican Robert G. Campbell 3,180 29.5
Republican Brian McDowell 1,750 16.2
Total votes 10,773 100.0
General election[edit]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample

size

Margin
of error
Bob
Andrzejczak (D)
R. Bruce
Land (D)
Jim
Sauro (R)
Robert
Campbell (R)
Other Undecided
Stockton University September 13–18, 2017 430 LV ± 4.7% 32% 26% 19% 18% <1% 4%
Results
1st Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Andrzejczak (incumbent) 32,554 31.2 Increase 3.3
Democratic R. Bruce Land (incumbent) 30,938 29.7 Increase 3.3
Republican James R. Sauro 20,445 19.6 Decrease 3.0
Republican Robert G. Campbell 20,250 19.4 Decrease 3.8
Total votes 104,187 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Chris A. Brown and incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo both declared runs for Senate to replace the retiring Jim Whelan.[21][18] Mazzeo later dropped out of the Senate race on March 15 and instead ran for re-election.[17]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
2nd Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Sera 5,551 50.7
Republican Brenda Taube 5,398 49.3
Total votes 10,949 100.0
Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Withdrawn
Results
2nd Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vince Mazzeo 7,197 37.5
Democratic John Armato 5,596 29.1
Democratic Ernest D. Coursey 3,852 20.0
Democratic Jim A. Carney 1,278 6.7
Democratic Theresa D. Watts 925 4.8
Democratic Rizwan Malik 365 1.9
Total votes 19,213 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Heather Gordon (Independent), small business owner and author[155]
  • Mico Lucide (Green), community activist and organizer[156]
General election[edit]
Polling
Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Vince
Mazzeo (D)
John
Armato (D)
Vince
Sera (R)
Brenda
Taube (R)
Mico
Lucide (G)
Heather
Gordon (I)
Undecided
Stockton University October 26 – November 1, 2017 530 LV ± 4.3% 31% 27% 17% 18% 6%
Stockton University September 23–28, 2017 521 LV ± 4.3% 34% 25% 17% 16% 2% 2% 3%
Results
2nd Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vince Mazzeo (incumbent) 27,601 28.6 Increase 3.1
Democratic John Armato 25,683 26.6 Increase 2.2
Republican Vince Sera 20,814 21.5 Decrease 5.0
Republican Brenda Taube 20,611 21.3 Decrease 2.3
Independent, Honest, Reliable Heather Gordon 1,208 1.3 N/A
Green Mico Lucide 718 0.7 N/A
Total votes 96,635 100.0
One Democratic gain from Republican

District 3[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
3rd Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Taliaferro 8,523 46.4
Democratic John Burzichelli 8,401 45.7
Democratic John Kalnas 1,439 7.8
Total votes 18,363 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
3rd Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Philip J. Donohue 4,268 50.6
Republican Linwood H. Donelson III 4,162 49.4
Total votes 8,430 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Edward R. Durr (Independent)[157]
General election[edit]
Results
3rd Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John J. Burzichelli (incumbent) 31,853 30.3 Increase 1.8
Democratic Adam Taliaferro (incumbent) 30,733 29.2 Increase 2.1
Republican Philip J. Donohue 21,758 20.7 Decrease 1.6
Republican Linwood H. Donelson III 20,181 19.2 Decrease 1.2
One for All Edward R. Durr 589 0.6 N/A
Total votes 105,114 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
4th Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul D. Moriarty 11,510 50.5
Democratic Gabriela M. Mosquera 11,277 49.5
Total votes 22,787 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Patricia Jefferson Kline
  • Eduardo J. Maldonado
Results
4th Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Jefferson Kline 3,793 50.4
Republican Eduardo J. Maldonado 3,730 49.6
Total votes 7,523 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • William McCauley Jr. (Independent)[157]
General election[edit]
Results
4th Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Paul D. Moriarty (incumbent) 32,892 32.2 Increase 1.8
Democratic Gabriela M. Mosquera (incumbent) 31,800 31.2 Increase 1.3
Republican Patricia Jefferson Kline 18,386 18.0 Decrease 2.2
Republican Eduardo J. Maldonado 17,761 17.4 Decrease 2.0
Represent, Not Rule William McCauley Jr. 1,194 1.2 N/A
Total votes 102,033 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
5th Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patricia Egan Jones 11,059 51.1
Democratic Arthur Barclay 10,571 48.9
Total votes 21,630 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Kevin Ehret, nominee for Assembly in 2015[37]
  • Teresa L. Gordon
Results
5th Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Teresa L. Gordon 2,597 50.1
Republican Kevin Ehret 2,582 49.9
Total votes 5,179 100.0
General election[edit]
Results
5th Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patricia Egan Jones (incumbent) 29,282 34.6 Increase 0.6
Democratic Arthur Barclay (incumbent) 27,544 32.5 Increase 0.5
Republican Teresa L. Gordon 14,181 16.8 Decrease 0.9
Republican Kevin Ehret 13,625 16.1 Decrease 0.2
Total votes 84,632 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
6th Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pamela R. Lampitt 13,746 44.0
Democratic Louis D. Greenwald 13,282 42.5
Democratic Frederick Dande 4,216 13.5
Total votes 31,244 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Winston Extavour
  • David C. Moy
Results
6th Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David C. Moy 3,891 50.0
Republican Winston Extavour 3,888 50.0
Total votes 7,779 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
General election[edit]
Results
6th Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Louis D. Greenwald (incumbent) 41,767 36.0 Increase 3.4
Democratic Pamela R. Lampitt (incumbent) 40,291 34.7 Increase 3.7
Republican David C. Moy 16,811 14.5 Decrease 2.5
Republican Winston Extavour 16,335 14.1 Decrease 2.4
American Solidarity Monica Sohler 821 0.7 N/A
Total votes 116,025 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton ran for the district's open Senate seat.[48] Fellow incumbent Democrat Herb Conaway contemplated a run for Senate as well, but decided to run for re-election.[44]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
7th Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Conaway 11,952 44.0
Democratic Carol Murphy 11,688 43.0
Democratic Jennifer Hinlu Chuang 3,522 13.0
Total votes 27,162 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Declared
  • Mike Piper
  • Octavia Scott
Declined
  • Dana Dewedoff, Young Republican and nonprofit president[159]
Results
7th Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Octavia Scott 5,708 50.0
Republican Mike Piper 5,699 50.0
Total votes 11,407 100.0

Piper was replaced on the ballot for the general election by Beverly Common Councilman Bob Thibault, as selected by local Republican committee members on September 6.[47]

General election[edit]
Results
7th Legislative District general election[146]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway (incumbent) 39,879 33.1 Increase 2.5
Democratic Carol Murphy 38,819 32.3 Increase 2.4
Republican Octavia Scott 20,941 17.4 Decrease 1.9
Republican Robert Thibault 20,726 17.2 Decrease 1.7
Total votes 120,365 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

Republican primary[edit]
Declared
Results
8th Legislative District Republican Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Howarth 6,507 50.4
Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg 6,400 49.6
Total votes 12,907 100.0

Following the primary, Rodriguez-Gregg announced she was dropping out of the race on August 30.[136] Burlington County Freeholder Ryan Peters was named as a replacement candidate, selected by local Republican committee members on September 6 over Lumberton Mayor Sean Earlen, Burlington County Freeholder Kate Gibbs, and Westampton Deputy Mayor Abe Lopez.[47]

Democratic primary[edit]
Declared
Results
8th Legislative District Democratic Primary[142]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joanne Schwartz 8,534 50.9
Democratic Maryann Merlino 8,226 49.1
Total votes 16,760 100.0
Independents and third parties[edit]
Declared
  • Ryan T. Calhoun (Independent)