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New Jersey elections, 2015

A general election will be held in the U.S. state of New Jersey on November 3, 2015. Primary elections were held on June 2. The only state positions up in this election cycle are all 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly and one Senate special election in the 5th Legislative District. In addition to the State Legislative elections, numerous county offices and Freeholder in addition to municipal offices are up for election. There are no statewide ballot questions this year though some counties and municipalities may have a local question asked. Non-partisan local elections, some school board elections, and some fire district elections also happened throughout the year.

Contents

  • State Legislature 1
    • Senate 1.1
    • General Assembly 1.2
      • List of races 1.2.1
        • District 1 1.2.1.1
        • District 2 1.2.1.2
        • District 3 1.2.1.3
        • District 4 1.2.1.4
        • District 5 1.2.1.5
        • District 6 1.2.1.6
        • District 7 1.2.1.7
        • District 8 1.2.1.8
        • District 9 1.2.1.9
        • District 10 1.2.1.10
        • District 11 1.2.1.11
        • District 12 1.2.1.12
        • District 13 1.2.1.13
        • District 14 1.2.1.14
        • District 15 1.2.1.15
        • District 16 1.2.1.16
        • District 17 1.2.1.17
        • District 18 1.2.1.18
        • District 19 1.2.1.19
        • District 20 1.2.1.20
        • District 21 1.2.1.21
        • District 22 1.2.1.22
        • District 23 1.2.1.23
        • District 24 1.2.1.24
        • District 25 1.2.1.25
        • District 26 1.2.1.26
        • District 27 1.2.1.27
        • District 28 1.2.1.28
        • District 29 1.2.1.29
        • District 30 1.2.1.30
        • District 31 1.2.1.31
        • District 32 1.2.1.32
        • District 33 1.2.1.33
        • District 34 1.2.1.34
        • District 35 1.2.1.35
        • District 36 1.2.1.36
        • District 37 1.2.1.37
        • District 38 1.2.1.38
        • District 39 1.2.1.39
        • District 40 1.2.1.40
  • References 2
  • External links 3

State Legislature

The entire Senate is up in years ending in 1, 3, and 7; as there is no gubernatorial election coinciding with the years ending in 5 or 9 in this decade, the General Assembly races are the highest races listed on ballots for the first time since 1999. A very low turnout is expected due to the lack of Presidential, Congressional, or gubernatorial elections on the ballot this year.[1]

Senate

One special election is being held in the 5th Legislative District to fill the remaining term of Donald Norcross. Norcross resigned in November 2014 following his election to Congress. In December 2014, 5th District Democrats appointed former Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez to the seat.[2] Cruz-Perez was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is facing no challengers in the special election.[3] The Democratic Party holds a majority of seats in the Senate with 24 seats; the Republican Party holds 16 seats. The results of this election will not affect the standings of either party in the upper house.

General Assembly

All 80 seats in the General Assembly are up for election this year. In each Legislative district, there are two people elected; the top two winners in the general election are the ones sent to the Assembly. Typically, the two members of each party run as a team in each election. In the 2013 election, Democrats captured 48 seats while the Republicans won 32 seats. At the time of the general election, there are two vacancies: One in the 5th District resulting from Democrat Angel Fuentes's resignation on June 30, 2015 and one in the 24th District resulting from Republican Alison Littell McHose's resignation on October 17, 2015.

List of races

District 1
1st Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Andrzejczak (incumbent)
Republican Sam Fiocchi (incumbent)
Democratic R. Bruce Land
Republican Jim Sauro
Write-ins Personal choice
District 2
2nd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vince Mazzeo (incumbent)
Republican Chris A. Brown (incumbent)
Democratic Colin Bell
Republican Will Pauls
Write-ins Personal choice
District 3
3rd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. Burzichelli (incumbent)
Democratic Adam Taliaferro (incumbent)
Republican Samuel J. Maccarone Jr.
Republican Leroy P. Pierce III
The Peoples Voice John Kalnas
Write-ins Personal choice
District 4
4th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Moriarty (incumbent)
Democratic Gabriela Mosquera (incumbent)
Republican Kevin P. Murphy
Republican Jack Nicholson
Write-ins Personal choice
District 5

Incumbent Angel Fuentes originally ran in the Democratic primary but withdrew his candidacy in June 2015 when he became a deptuy county clerk in Camden County.[4] Fuentes and Marianne Holly Cass were replaced on the Democratic ballot by Arthur Barclay and Pat Jones[5] and Ralph Williams was replaced by Keith Walker on the Republican ticket.[6][7]

5th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Arthur Barclay
Democratic Patricia Egan Jones
Republican Kevin P. Ehret
Republican Keith A. Walker
Write-ins Personal choice
District 6

Robert Esposito originally won a spot on the Republican ticket in the general election but was replaced on the ballot by Claire Gustafson.[6][7]

6th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louis Greenwald (incumbent)
Democratic Pamela Rosen Lampitt (incumbent)
Republican Holly Tate
Republican Claire H. Gustafson
Green James Bracciante
Green Amanda Davis
Write-ins Personal choice
District 7
7th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Conaway (incumbent)
Democratic Troy Singleton (incumbent)
Republican Bill Conley
Republican Rob Prisco
Write-ins Personal choice
District 8
8th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (incumbent)
Republican Joe Howarth
Write-ins Personal choice
District 9
9th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian E. Rumpf (incumbent)
Republican DiAnne Gove (incumbent)
Democratic Fran Zimmer
Democratic John Bingham
Write-ins Personal choice
District 10
10th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David W. Wolfe (incumbent)
Republican Gregory P. McGuckin (incumbent)
Democratic Valter Must
Democratic Kimberley S. Casten
Write-ins Personal choice
District 11
11st Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Pat Angelini (incumbent)
Republican Caroline Casagrande (incumbent)
Democratic Eric Houghtaling
Democratic Joann Downey
Write-ins Personal choice
District 12

Anthony Washington originally won a spot on the Democratic ticket in the general election but was replaced on the ballot by Robert P. Kurzydlowski.[6][7]

12nd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald S. Dancer (incumbent)
Republican Robert D. Clifton (incumbent)
Democratic David W. Merwin
Democratic Robert P. Kurzydlowski
Green Stephen Zielinski Sr.
Write-ins Personal choice
District 13
13rd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amy Handlin (incumbent)
Republican Declan O'Scanlon (incumbent)
Democratic Jeanne Cullinane
Democratic Thomas Herman
Jobs, Sidewalks, Transit Joshua Leinsdorf
Write-ins Personal choice
District 14
14th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wayne DeAngelo (incumbent)
Democratic Daniel R. Benson (incumbent)
Republican David C. Jones
Republican Phil Kaufman
Green Steven Welzer
Green Joann Cousin
Write-ins Personal choice
District 15
15th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reed Gusciora (incumbent)
Democratic Elizabeth Maher Muoio (incumbent)
Republican Peter Mendonez Jr.
Republican Anthony L. Giordano
Write-ins Personal choice
District 16
16th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Ciattarelli (incumbent)
Republican Donna Simon (incumbent)
Democratic Andrew Zwicker
Democratic Maureen Vella
Write-ins Personal choice
District 17
17th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph V. Egan (incumbent)
Democratic Joseph Danielsen (incumbent)
Republican Robert Mettler
Republican Brajesh Singh
Green Molly O'Brien
Write-ins Personal choice
District 18
17th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pinkin (incumbent)
Democratic Patrick J. Diegnan (incumbent)
Republican Synnove Bakke
Republican Teresa Rose Hutchison
Write-ins Personal choice
District 19

Reyes Ortega originally won a spot on the Republican ticket in the general election but was replaced on the ballot by Jesus Varela.[6][7]

19th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Wisniewski (incumbent)
Democratic Craig Coughlin (incumbent)
Republican Thomas E. Maras
Republican Jesus Varela
Write-ins Personal choice
District 20
20th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Annette Quijano (incumbent)
Democratic Jamel Holley (incumbent)
Republican Stephen E. Kozlovich
Republican Roger Stryeski
Write-ins Personal choice
District 21
21st Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jon Bramnick (incumbent)
Republican Nancy Munoz (incumbent)
Democratic Jill Anne Lazare
Democratic David Barnett
Write-ins Personal choice
District 22
22nd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Green (incumbent)
Democratic James J. Kennedy
Republican William Vastine
Republican William H. Michelson
Write-ins Personal choice
District 23
23rd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John DiMaio (incumbent)
Republican Erik Peterson (incumbent)
Democratic Maria Rodriguez
Democratic Marybeth Maciag
Write-ins Personal choice
District 24
24th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Parker Space (incumbent)
Republican Gail Phoebus
Democratic Michael F. Grace
Democratic Jacqueline Stapel
Write-ins Personal choice
District 25
25th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Patrick Carroll (incumbent)
Republican Tony Bucco (incumbent)
Democratic Richard J. Corcoran III
Democratic Thomas Moran
Write-ins Personal choice
District 26
26th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jay Webber (incumbent)
Republican BettyLou DeCroce (incumbent)
Democratic Wayne B. Marek
Democratic Avery Hart
Green Jimmy D. Brash
Write-ins Personal choice
District 27
27th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. McKeon (incumbent)
Democratic Mila Jasey (incumbent)
Republican Tayfun Selen
Republican Wonkyu Rim
Libertarian Damien Caillaut
Libertarian Jeff Hetrick
Write-ins Personal choice
District 28
28th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph R. Caputo (incumbent)
Democratic Cleopatra Tucker (incumbent)
Republican Darnel C. Henry
Republican David H. Pinckney
Write-ins Personal choice
District 29
29th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. Grace Spencer (incumbent)
Democratic Eliana Pintor Marin (incumbent)
Republican Nicholas G. Campione
Republican Jeannette Veras
Wake Up Jersey Pablo Olivera
Write-ins Personal choice
District 30

Jimmy Esposito originally won a spot on the Democratic ticket in the general election but was replaced on the ballot by Lorna Phillipson.[6][7]

30th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean T. Kean (incumbent)
Republican David Rible (incumbent)
Democratic Jim Keady
Democratic Lorna Phillipson
Economic Growth Hank Schroeder
Write-ins Personal choice
District 31
31st Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Angela V. McKnight
Democratic Nicholas Chiaravalloti
Republican Matthew Kopko
Republican Herminio Mendoza
Your Independent Leadership Anthony Zanowic
Your Independent Leadership Alejandro Rodriguez
Write-ins Personal choice
District 32
31st Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vincent Prieto (incumbent)
Democratic Angelica M. Jimenez (incumbent)
Republican Lisamarie Tusa
Republican Frank Miqueli
Write-ins Personal choice
District 33
33rd Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raj Mukherji (incumbent)
Democratic Annette Chaparro
Republican Garrett P. Simulcik Jr.
Republican Javier Sosa
Write-ins Personal choice
District 34

Louis Rodriguez originally won a spot on the Republican ticket in the general election but withdrew his candidacy from the general election due to a federal job.[6][7][8]

34th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Oliver (incumbent)
Democratic Thomas P. Giblin (incumbent)
Republican John M. Traier
A Better Tomorrow Clenard H. Childress Jr.
Write-ins Personal choice
District 35
35th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shavonda E. Sumter (incumbent)
Democratic Benjie E. Wimberly (incumbent)
Republican David Jimenez
Republican Ilia Villanueva
Write-ins Personal choice
District 36
36th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Schaer (incumbent)
Democratic Marlene Caride (incumbent)
Republican Forrest Elliott Jr.
Republican James A. Lenoy
NSA Did 911 Jeff Boss
Write-ins Personal choice
District 37
36th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gordon M. Johnson (incumbent)
Democratic Valerie Huttle (incumbent)
Republican Joseph M. Fiscella
Republican Gino P. Tessaro
Write-ins Personal choice
District 38

Anthony Cappola initially dropped out of the race on October 1 following the discovery of a controversial satirical book entitled Outrageous! written by Cappola.[9] Bergen County Republicans picked attorney Fernando Alonso to replace Cappola on the ballot pending the allowance of the replacement candidate on the ballot.[10] The Republicans unexpectedly dropped the effort to have the candidate replaced on October 13 and Cappola later announced his intention to continue in the race.[11][12]

38th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eustace (incumbent)
Democratic Joseph Lagana (incumbent)
Republican Mark DiPisa
Republican Anthony Cappola
Write-ins Personal choice
District 39
39th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Holly Schepisi (incumbent)
Republican Robert Auth (incumbent)
Democratic Jeffrey Goldsmith
Democratic John Derienzo
Write-ins Personal choice
District 40
40th Legislative District general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David C. Russo (incumbent)
Republican Scott Rumana (incumbent)
Democratic Paul Vagianos
Democratic Christine Ordway
Write-ins Personal choice

References

  1. ^ Aregood, JT (July 30, 2015). "Experts Predict Record-Low Turnout for Assembly Races".  
  2. ^ Staff (December 11, 2014). "N.J. senators remark on Donald Norcross's career without mentioning the obvious: The Auditor". NJ Advance Media for  
  3. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/03/2015 Election" (PDF).  
  4. ^ Friedman, Matt (June 23, 2015). "South Jersey assemblyman resigns to take Camden County job". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Aregood, JT (July 29, 2015). "Camden Dems Pick Jones and Barclay for LD5". Politicker NJ. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Official List Candidates for General Assembly For PRIMARY ELECTION 06/02/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. August 10, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Official List Candidates for General Assembly For GENERAL ELECTION 11/03/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. September 15, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Record: GOP battle in the 38th".  
  9. ^ Friedman, Matt (October 1, 2015). "Top Republican Assembly candidate drops out over bigoted writings".  
  10. ^ Ensslin, John C. (October 8, 2015). "North Jersey GOP chooses Oradell lawyer as potential replacement Assembly candidate". The Record. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Johnson, Brent (October 13, 2015). "Republicans drop lawsuit to replace N.J. Assembly candidate". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Alfaro, Alyana (October 27, 2015). "Cappola Issues Letter to Secretary of State, ‘Confirms Intention’ to Run for Office". Politicker NJ. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 

External links

  • New Jersey Department of State - Division of Elections 2015 Election Information
  • New Jersey elections, 2015 - Ballotpedia
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