The Green Papers: New Jersey 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:8,807,501 (2.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:14(2.60% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:12(2.76% of 435)
Capital:Trenton
 

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New Jersey State and Local Government

New Jersey 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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; re-elected: 2012.
[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 regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
6 March 2015: Facing potential Federal Corruption charges. 1 April 2015: Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury re: corruption charges.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Bell
FEC S8NJ00012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Cory A. Booker
First elected: 16 October 2013 in a Special Election re: passing of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Democratic). Re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Cory A. Booker
FEC S4NJ00185

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
First elected: 2009; re-elected: 2013
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Raymond J. "Ray" Lesniak

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. 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.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
First elected: 2009; re-elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 Undetermined);
6 Republican (6 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Donald W. Norcross
First elected in concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (Democratic)]: 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alexander "Alex" Law
FEC H6NJ01188; 30 Sep 15; Tot $13,966; Dsb $12,470
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Donald W. Norcross
FEC H4NJ01084; 30 Sep 15; Tot $679,688; Dsb $448,761
  Candidate Republican     Robert W. Patterson
FEC H6NJ01204
  Candidate Socialist Party USA     Gavin Bard
FEC H6NJ01196

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tino Rozzo
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo
FEC H2NJ02037; 30 Sep 15; Tot $448,401; Dsb $230,894

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
FEC H4NJ03130; 30 Sep 15; Tot $590,308; Dsb $309,224

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
FEC H8NJ04014; 30 Sep 15; Tot $195,053; Dsb $112,532

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Ernest Scott "Scott" Garrett
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Gottheimer
FEC H6NJ05171; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,031,255; Dsb $97,064
  Candidate Republican     Michael J. Cino
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Ernest Scott "Scott" Garrett
FEC H8NJ05052; 30 Sep 15; Tot $564,733; Dsb $244,120

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
First elected in a special election for the 100th Congress-- but never sworn in because Congress had adjourned-- (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman James J. Howard) and concurrently elected to the 101st Congress: 1988.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jun Choi
FEC H2NJ07168; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,000; Dsb $5,550
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
FEC H8NJ03073; 30 Sep 15; Tot $801,913; Dsb $540,523

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman Leonard Lance
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Jacob
FEC H6NJ07151
  Candidate Republican     York Cook
FEC H6NJ07144; 30 Sep 15; Tot $6,015; Dsb $29
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Leonard Lance
FEC H6NJ12136; 30 Sep 15; Tot $306,652; Dsb $197,469
  Candidate Republican     David Larsen

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 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 regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Albio Sires
FEC H6NJ13191; 30 Sep 15; Tot $141,738; Dsb $130,475

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
FEC H6NJ08118; 30 Sep 15; Tot $614,587; Dsb $352,977
  Candidate Democratic     Michael J. Wildes
28 April 2014: Filed with the FEC to run in 2016.

FEC H4NJ09095; 30 Sep 15; Tot $16,173; Dsb $1,154

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
First elected in a special election for the 112th Congress (re: to fill the seat of his late father, Congressman Donald M. Payne) and concurrently to a full term in the 113th Congress: 6 Novemebr 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
FEC H2NJ05014; 30 Sep 15; Tot $579,875; Dsb $342,029

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Congressman Bonnie Watson Coleman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Bonnie Watson Coleman
FEC H4NJ12149; 30 Sep 15; Tot $310,312; Dsb $219,390
 

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): 8 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  D-R Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.

Notes

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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/lawsconstitution/consearch.asp
Election Authority
  New Jersey Division of Elections
  New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Jersey Legislature
Democratic
  New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority
  New Jersey Senate Democrats
  The New Jersey Democratic State Committee
Republican
  New Jersey Assembly Republicans
  New Jersey Republican State Committee
  New Jersey Senate Republican Caucus
Third Party
  American Independents
  Conservative Party USA New Jersey
  Democratic-Republican Party (of New Jersey)
  Natural Law Party of New Jersey
  New Jersey Conservative Party
  New Jersey Independents
  New Jersey Libertarian Party
  Socialist Party of New Jersey
  The Constitution Party of New Jersey
  The Democratic-Republican Party of NJ
  The Green Party of New Jersey
  The Unity Party of New Jersey
Media & others
  Asbury Park Press
  centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton
  Courier-Post - Camden
  Daily Record - Morris County
  DMOZ - New Jersey
  Eagleton Institute of Politics - Rutgers State University
  myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick
  NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers
  NJBiz.com
  NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood
  NorthJersey.com
  phillyBurbs.com
  PolitickerNJ.com
  Politics1.com - New Jersey
  Press of Atlantic City
  The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County
  the Trentonian
  The Westfield Leader

 


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
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  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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