The Green Papers: New Jersey 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 2 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


2018 Election Information from the New Jersey Department of State.

 
           

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     Lisa A. McCormick
FEC S8NJ00525
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,505,218; Dsb $802,055
  Candidate Republican     Brian David Goldberg
FEC S4NJ00292; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,369; Dsb $1,378
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Hugin
FEC S8NJ00509; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,852,674; Dsb $1,082,408
  Candidate Libertarian     Murray Sabrin
FEC S8NJ00285; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  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

  Democratic Governor  Philip "Phil" Murphy
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Sheila Y. Oliver
First elected: 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021

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 (2 Open, 3 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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Lee "Rob" Carlson
FEC H8NJ01242
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Donald W. Norcross
FEC H4NJ01084; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,331,134; Dsb $600,312
  Candidate Democratic     Scot John Tomaszewski
FEC H4NJ01142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $4,037
  Candidate Republican     Paul E. Dilks
FEC H8NJ01259

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 (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William "Will" Cunningham
FEC H8NJ02174; 31 Mar 18; Tot $51,951; Dsb $5,965
  Candidate Democratic     Nathan "Nate" Kleinman, I
FEC H8NJ02257
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jeff Van Drew
FEC H8NJ02166; 31 Mar 18; Tot $488,846; Dsb $32,818
  Candidate Democratic     Tanzira "Tanzie" Youngblood
FEC H8NJ02141; 31 Mar 18; Tot $88,309; Dsb $74,207
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman Samuel "Sam" Fiocchi
FEC H8NJ02240
  Candidate Republican     former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman
FEC H8NJ02232; 31 Mar 18; Tot $10,734; Dsb $3,056
  Candidate Republican     Hirsh V. Singh
FEC H8NJ02216; 31 Mar 18; Tot $109,348; Dsb $26,793
  Candidate Republican     Robert D. Turkavage
FEC H8NJ02265
  Candidate Libertarian     John Ordille

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
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew "Andy" Kim
FEC H8NJ03206; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,129,279; Dsb $314,424
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
FEC H4NJ03130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,779,628; Dsb $698,594

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 (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James "Jim" Keady
FEC H8NJ04162; 31 Mar 18; Tot $229,406; Dsb $191,924
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua "Josh" Welle
FEC H8NJ04188; 31 Mar 18; Tot $288,426; Dsb $138,594
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
FEC H8NJ04014; 31 Mar 18; Tot $563,734; Dsb $235,391
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Rufo
  Candidate Independent     Edward C. "Ed" Stackhouse, Jr.
Slogan: Ed the Barber

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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,707,288; Dsb $528,547
  Candidate Republican     former Bogota Mayor Steven M. "Steve" Lonegan
FEC H8NJ05110; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,346,456; Dsb $638,149
  Candidate Republican     former Cresskill Borough Councilman John Joseph McCann, Jr.
FEC H8NJ05136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $170,691; Dsb $56,917
  Candidate Libertarian     Jim Tosone

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Frank Pallone, Jr.
FEC H8NJ03073; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,359,972; Dsb $835,711
  Candidate Democratic     Javahn Walker
FEC H8NJ06167
  Candidate Republican     Richard J. "Rich" Pezzullo
FEC H8NJ10110
  Candidate Libertarian     Eveline "Eve" Brownstein

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 (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Jacob
FEC H6NJ07151; 31 Mar 18; Tot $118,777; Dsb $106,698
  Candidate Democratic     Goutam Umesh Jois
FEC H8NJ07215; 31 Mar 18; Tot $378,216; Dsb $76,085
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Malinowski
FEC H8NJ07223; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,007,683; Dsb $267,739
  Candidate Republican     Raafat Barsoom
FEC H8NJ07249; 15 Apr 18; Tot $0; Dsb $2,000
  Candidate Republican     Lindsay Christine Brown
FEC H8NJ07207; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,705; Dsb $1,738
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Leonard Lance
FEC H6NJ12136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,106,821; Dsb $417,064
  Candidate Green     Diane Moxley
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel "Dan" Krause

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Albio Sires
FEC H6NJ13191; 31 Mar 18; Tot $185,264; Dsb $242,917
  Candidate Republican     John R. Muniz
FEC H8NJ08072
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Delaney

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William Oscar Henry
FEC H8NJ09120
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
FEC H6NJ08118; 31 Mar 18; Tot $903,894; Dsb $677,705
  Candidate Republican     Eric P. Fisher
FEC H8NJ09138
  Candidate Libertarian     Claudio Belusic

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Walter Fraser
FEC H6NJ10205
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
FEC H2NJ10154; 31 Mar 18; Tot $313,181; Dsb $312,528
  Candidate Republican     Agha Khan
FEC H6NJ08167
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott DiRoma

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 29 January 2018: Announced that he would not run for re-election.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mitchell H. Cobert
FEC H8NJ11191; 31 Mar 18; Tot $90,218; Dsb $77,977
  Candidate Democratic     Tamara Harris
FEC H8NJ11175; 31 Mar 18; Tot $581,271; Dsb $377,476
  Candidate Democratic     Alison Heslin
FEC H8NJ11209
  Candidate Democratic     Rebecca Michelle "Mikie" Sherrill
FEC H8NJ11142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,348,165; Dsb $684,984
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Joseph Washburne
FEC H8NJ11183
  Candidate Republican     Patrick S. Allocco
FEC H8NJ11225; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,100; Dsb $6,702
  Candidate Republican     Peter B. deNeufville
FEC H8NJ11241
  Candidate Republican     Antony E. Ghee
FEC H8NJ11233; 31 Mar 18; Tot $64,750; Dsb $3,011
  Candidate Republican     Martin A. Hewitt
FEC H8NJ11159; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,962; Dsb $8,696
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Jay Webber
FEC H8NJ11217; 31 Mar 18; Tot $234,520; Dsb $13,181
  Candidate Libertarian     Ryan Martinez
FEC H8NJ11258

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     Congressman  Bonnie Watson Coleman
FEC H4NJ12149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $509,135; Dsb $375,655
  Candidate Republican     Daryl Kipnis
FEC H8NJ12108
 

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): 11 incumbents, 30 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 24 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)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  AMERICANINDEPENDENTS.ORG
  Conservative USA
  D-R Pary
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
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
  New Jersey Globe
  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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