The Green Papers: New Jersey 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably)
Tuesday 5 June 2018 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC).
 
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

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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.
16 November 2017: Mistrial declared after the jury deadlocks.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,688,000; Dsb $422,965
  Candidate Democratic     Sean A. Thom
FEC S8NJ00459
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey "Jeff" Bell
FEC S8NJ00012; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,330; Dsb $3,064
  Candidate Republican     Richard J. "Rich" Pezzullo
FEC S4NJ00169; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,022; Dsb $1,284
  Candidate Republican     Jerry B. Watson, Jr.
15 November 2015: Filed with the FEC to run for US Senate in 2017.

FEC S4NJ00300
  Candidate Independent     Muhammad Usman
aka Usman Ghumman

FEC S8NJ00442

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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Cory A. Booker
FEC S4NJ00185

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. 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 (7)
  Elected Democratic 1,154,978 55.60% former Ambassador to Germany Philip "Phil" Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver
  Candidate Republican 878,588 42.29% Lieutenant Governor  Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
for Lieutenant Governor: Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos A. Rendo
  Candidate Independent 11,776 0.57% former Long Hill Mayor Gina Genovese
Party: REDUCE PROPERTY TAXES
  Candidate Libertarian 10,251 0.49% Peter J. Rohrman
for Lieutenant Governor: Karese J. Laguerre
  Candidate Green 9,690 0.47% Seth Kaper-Dale
for Lieutenant Governor: Lisa Durden
  Candidate Constitution 7,301 0.35% Matthew "Matt" Riccardi
  Candidate We The People 4,721 0.23% Vincent Ross
for Lieutenant Governor: April A. Johnson
Total 2,077,305 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. 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
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2017

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Democratic (7 Undetermined);
5 Republican (1 Open, 4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Donald W. Norcross
FEC H4NJ01084; 30 Sep 17; Tot $734,298; Dsb $199,852

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Frank A. LoBiondo
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 7 November 2017: Will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sean A. Thom
FEC H8NJ02158
  Candidate Democratic     Tanzie Youngblood
FEC H8NJ02141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,538; Dsb $13,052
    Republican     Congressman  Frank A. LoBiondo - apparently not a candidate
7 November 2017: Will not seek re-election.

FEC H2NJ02037; 30 Sep 17; Tot $370,662; Dsb $259,614

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Katherine Hartman - apparently not a candidate
5 October 2017: Withdrew due to fund raising issues.

FEC H8NJ03198
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew "Andy" Kim
FEC H8NJ03206; 30 Sep 17; Tot $255,188; Dsb $38,964
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
FEC H4NJ03130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,209,093; Dsb $351,833

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James "Jim" Keady
FEC H8NJ04162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $65,251; Dsb $20,704
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Keeling
FEC H8NJ04170
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua "Josh" Welle
FEC H8NJ04188
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
FEC H8NJ04014; 30 Sep 17; Tot $243,265; Dsb $146,378

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
FEC H6NJ05171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,228,343; Dsb $305,743
  Candidate Republican     former Bogota Mayor Steven "Steve" Lonegan
FEC H8NJ05110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $579,626; Dsb $16,111
  Candidate Republican     former Cresskill Borough Councilman John McCann
  Candidate Republican     Warren County Freeholder  Jason J. Sarnoski
FEC H8NJ05128; 30 Sep 17; Tot $74,484; Dsb $35,691

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Frank Pallone, Jr.
FEC H8NJ03073; 30 Sep 17; Tot $662,070; Dsb $481,038

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Leonard Lance
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Jacob
FEC H6NJ07151; 30 Sep 17; Tot $72,150; Dsb $72,779
  Candidate Democratic     Goutam Umesh Jois
FEC H8NJ07215; 30 Sep 17; Tot $101,756; Dsb $654
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Malinowski
FEC H8NJ07223
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Mandelblatt
FEC H8NJ07199; 30 Sep 17; Tot $379,655; Dsb $144,605
  Candidate Democratic     Kurt Perhach
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Salmon
FEC H8NJ07181; 30 Sep 17; Tot $82,841; Dsb $25,249
  Candidate Democratic     Linda Weber
FEC H8NJ07173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $229,158; Dsb $79,331
  Candidate Republican     Lindsay Christine Brown
FEC H8NJ07207; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $554
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Leonard Lance
FEC H6NJ12136; 30 Sep 17; Tot $553,984; Dsb $251,379

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Albio Sires
FEC H6NJ13191; 30 Sep 17; Tot $89,413; Dsb $141,727

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
FEC H6NJ08118; 30 Sep 17; Tot $505,623; Dsb $342,152
  Candidate Democratic     former Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes
FEC H4NJ09095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,656; Dsb $2,626

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Donald M. Payne, Jr.
FEC H2NJ10154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $219,996; Dsb $214,383

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Passaic County Freeholder  John W. Bartlett
FEC H8NJ11167; 30 Sep 17; Tot $260,041; Dsb $12,906
  Candidate Democratic     Mitchell Cobert
FEC H8NJ11191
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Gebbia
FEC H8NJ11134
  Candidate Democratic     Tamara Harris
FEC H8NJ11175; 30 Sep 17; Tot $459,608; Dsb $11,317
    Democratic     Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark - apparently not a candidate
3 October 2017: ":I have ... made the consideration that the time it would take to run a full fledged Congressional campaign would take me away from my family to an extent that I was not yet prepared to make."
  Candidate Democratic     Rebecca Michelle "Mikie" Sherrill
FEC H8NJ11142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $744,014; Dsb $248,446
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Joseph Washburne
FEC H8NJ11183
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
FEC H2NJ05014; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,155,790; Dsb $654,861
  Candidate Republican     Martin A. Hewitt
FEC H8NJ11159; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,790; Dsb $4,385

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Bonnie Watson Coleman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Downing Hartford
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Bonnie Watson Coleman
FEC H4NJ12149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $259,389; Dsb $209,492
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 32 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  AMERICANINDEPENDENTS.ORG
  Conservative USA
  D-R Pary
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  We The People: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
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
  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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