The Green Papers: New Jersey 2009 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2009. Find 2010 elections here.
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2009
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2009
Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
2000 Census:8,424,354 (2.99% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):6,245,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):4,710,768
Tuesday 2 June 2009 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2009 polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).

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New Jersey State and Local Government

The state legislators who are meeting over the two years from 2008 through 2009 make up the 213th NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE.

5 December 2009: Official 3 November 2009 General Election Results.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez
Appointed by Governor Jon S. Corzine to fill the vacancy caused by Corzine having resigned this seat 17 January 2006 upon taking the Oath of Office as Governor of the State; first elected: 2006
Previously served in the U.S. House to which he was first elected in 1992: subsequently re-elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Previously served in the Class 1 NJ Senate seat to which he was first elected: 1982 and re-elected: 1988, 1994-- was not a candidate for his Party's nomination for the Class 1 seat in 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Jon S. Corzine
First elected: 2005
Chair up for election: Tuesday 3 November 2009
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 2 June 2009 Primary
  Elected Republican 1,174,445 48.45% former US Attorney Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
For Lieutenant Governor: Monmouth County Sheriff Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
  Candidate Democratic 1,087,731 44.88% Governor Jon S. Corzine
For Lieutenant Governor: State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen County)
  Candidate Independent 139,579 5.76% Christopher "Chris" Daggett
For Lieutenant Governor Frank J. Esposito
Slogan: Independent for NJ
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 4,830 0.20% Kenneth R. "Kenny" Kaplan
For Lieutenant Governor: John Paff
Slogan: Libertarian Party
  Candidate Independent 3,585 0.15% Gary T. Steele
For Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Pennella
Slogan: Leadership, Independence, Vision
  Candidate Independent 2,869 0.12% Jason Cullen
For Lieutenant Governor: Gloria Leustek
Slogan: People Not Politics
  Candidate Independent 2,598 0.11% David R. Meiswinkle
For Lieutenant Governor: Noelani Musicaro
Slogan: Middle Class Empowerment
  Candidate Independent 2,563 0.11% Kostas Petris
For Lieutenant Governor: August Petris
Slogan: For The People
  Candidate Independent; (Socialist Party USA) 2,085 0.09% Gregory "Greg" Pason
For Lieutenant Governor: Costantino "Tino" Rozzo
Slogan: Socialist Party USA
  Candidate Independent 1,625 0.07% Gary Stein
For Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Stein
Slogans: Rock The Boat, Giv'm Heck Gary, Nice N Easy, Fools Rush In, Stormy Weather, Just in Time, All The Way, Where Are You, I Have Dreamed, They All Laughed, These Foolish Things, A Fine Romance, Lear'n The Blues, Without A Song, Something Stupid, Street Of Dreams, All Alone, How About You, Pennies From Heaven, My Shining Hour, Love And Marriage
  Candidate Independent 1,021 0.04% Joshua Leinsdorf
For Lieutenant Governor: VACANCY (was Joanne Miller)
Slogan: Fair Election Party
  Candidate Independent 753 0.03% Alvin Lindsay, Jr.
For Lieutenant Governor: Eugene Harley
Slogan: Lindsay for Governor
  Candidate Write-in 108 0.00% Write-In
Personal Choice
Total 2,423,792 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2009, 2013. Office created effective with the Gubernatorial Election of 2009. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; following his/her nomination, the Gubernatorial candidate has 30 days to select a running mate.

Seat up for election
  Lieutenant Governor [vacant office]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 3 November 2009
Vacant Office - first election in 2009

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Democratic (8 Undetermined);
5 Republican (5 Undetermined)

CD 1
Democratic Congressman Robert E. "Rob" Andrews
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 2
Republican Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 3
Democratic Congressman John H. Adler
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 4
Republican Congressman Christopher H. "Chris" Smith
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 5
Republican Congressman Ernest Scott "Scott" Garrett
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 6
Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 7
Republican Congressman Leonard Lance
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 8
Democratic Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 9
Democratic Congressman Steven R. Rothman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 10
Democratic Congressman Donald M. Payne
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 11
Republican Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 12
Democratic Congressman Rush D. Holt
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 13
Democratic Congressman Albio Sires
First elected: 2006 (in a special election to fill a vacant seat of Congressman Robert "Bob" Menendez [who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate] and to a full term)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Independent: 10 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


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