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 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 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.

5 June 2018 Primary:
Returns from the New Jersey Department of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

6 November 2018: Official General Election Candidates U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from the New Jersey Department of State.
Returns 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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated -
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 (8)
  Elected Democratic 1,480,011 53.09% Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289; 17 Oct 18; Tot $8,753,360; Dsb $8,565,099
  Candidate Republican 1,220,163 43.77% Robert "Bob" Hugin
FEC S8NJ00509; 17 Oct 18; Tot $30,289,561; Dsb $27,714,323
  Candidate Green 21,364 0.77% Madelyn R. Hoffman
FEC S8NJ00558
  Candidate Libertarian 18,904 0.68% Murray Sabrin
FEC S8NJ00285; 17 Oct 18; Tot $39,673; Dsb $34,370
  Candidate For The People 17,089 0.61% Natalie Lynn Rivera
FEC S8NJ00533
  Candidate New Day NJ 14,108 0.51% Patricia "Tricia" Flanagan
FEC S8NJ00541; 30 Jun 18; Tot $8,529; Dsb $7,967
  Candidate Make It Simple 8,003 0.29% Kevin Kimple
  Candidate Economic Growth 7,897 0.28% Hank Schroeder
Total 2,787,539 100.00%  

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 Renominated);
5 Republican (2 Open, 3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Donald W. Norcross
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 136,540 63.41% Congressman  Donald W. Norcross
FEC H4NJ01084; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,032,455; Dsb $1,268,095
  Candidate Republican 73,702 34.23% Paul E. Dilks
FEC H8NJ01259; 17 Oct 18; Tot $7,675; Dsb $6,505
  Candidate Libertarian 2,399 1.11% Robert Shapiro
  Candidate We Deserve Better 1,853 0.86% Paul Hamlin
  Candidate Your Voice Hard 820 0.38% Mohammad Shahjahan Kabir
FEC H8NJ01226
Total 215,314 100.00%  

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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 125,755 52.24% state Senator  Jeff Van Drew
FEC H8NJ02166; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,677,443; Dsb $1,490,431
  Candidate Republican 110,491 45.90% former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman
FEC H8NJ02232; 17 Oct 18; Tot $240,626; Dsb $130,180
  Candidate Libertarian 1,631 0.68% John Ordille
  Candidate Time for Truth 1,046 0.43% Steven Fenichel
  Candidate Cannot Be Bought 964 0.40% Anthony Parisi Sanchez
  Candidate Other 816 0.34% William R. Benfer
HOPE IN UNITY, TOGETHER WE CAN, BRINGING BACK MANUFACTURING

FEC H8NJ02281; 17 Oct 18; Tot $40; Dsb $531
Total 240,703 100.00%  

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 150,510 49.94% Andrew "Andy" Kim
FEC H8NJ03206; 17 Oct 18; Tot $5,222,897; Dsb $4,468,826
  Candidate Republican 147,040 48.79% Congressman  Thomas "Tom" MacArthur
FEC H4NJ03130; 17 Oct 18; Tot $4,459,709; Dsb $4,202,252
  Candidate Constitution 3,850 1.28% Lawrence "Larry" Berlinski
Total 301,400 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 156,457 55.82% Congressman  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
FEC H8NJ04014; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,178,127; Dsb $1,002,109
  Candidate Democratic 119,604 42.67% Joshua "Josh" Welle
FEC H8NJ04188; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,591,849; Dsb $1,436,243
  Candidate Libertarian 1,307 0.47% Michael Rufo
  Candidate Ed the Barber 969 0.35% Edward C. "Ed" Stackhouse, Jr.
  Candidate Check This Column 815 0.29% Brian J. Reynolds
FEC H8NJ04204; 17 Oct 18; Tot $4,027; Dsb $2,713
  Candidate The Inclusion Candidate; (Republican) 780 0.28% Felicia Stoler
FEC H8NJ04196; 17 Oct 18; Tot $24,232; Dsb $18,586
  Candidate Time for Change 348 0.12% Allen Yusufov
Total 280,280 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 148,021 55.21% Congressman Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
FEC H6NJ05171; 17 Oct 18; Tot $6,536,860; Dsb $1,777,176
  Candidate Republican 116,505 43.46% former Cresskill Borough Councilman John Joseph McCann, Jr.
FEC H8NJ05136; 17 Oct 18; Tot $661,671; Dsb $627,754
  Candidate Libertarian 1,908 0.71% James "Jim" Tosone
  Candidate Trade, Health, Environment 1,660 0.62% Wendy W. Goetz
Total 268,094 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Frank Pallone, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 121,502 62.68% Congressman  Frank Pallone, Jr.
FEC H8NJ03073; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,516,751; Dsb $1,328,567
  Candidate Republican 72,337 37.32% Richard J. "Rich" Pezzullo
FEC H8NJ10110; 17 Oct 18; Tot $98,150; Dsb $29,490
Total 193,839 100.00%  

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 139,826 50.28% Tom Malinowski
FEC H8NJ07223; 17 Oct 18; Tot $5,267,828; Dsb $4,433,553
  Candidate Republican 133,981 48.18% Congressman  Leonard Lance
FEC H6NJ12136; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,347,202; Dsb $2,040,694
  Candidate Green 2,246 0.81% Diane Moxley
FEC H8NJ07256
  Candidate Freedom, Responsibility, Action 2,052 0.74% Gregg Mele
Total 278,105 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Albio Sires
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 104,417 77.89% Congressman  Albio Sires
FEC H6NJ13191; 17 Oct 18; Tot $385,908; Dsb $402,874
  Candidate Republican 25,359 18.92% John R. Muniz
FEC H8NJ08080; 17 Oct 18; Tot $5,554; Dsb $2,424
  Candidate New Way Forward 3,231 2.41% Mahmoud Mahmoud
  Candidate Libertarian 1,045 0.78% Dan Delaney
Total 134,052 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 124,736 70.04% Congressman  William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
FEC H6NJ08118; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,553,577; Dsb $1,183,699
  Candidate Republican 51,874 29.13% Eric P. Fisher
FEC H8NJ09138
  Candidate Libertarian 1,485 0.83% Claudio Belusic
Total 178,095 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 149,016 87.23% Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
FEC H2NJ10154; 17 Oct 18; Tot $485,601; Dsb $468,615
  Candidate Republican 17,735 10.38% Agha Khan
FEC H6NJ08167
  Candidate C4C 2018 1,842 1.08% Cynthia Johnson
  Candidate Libertarian 1,217 0.71% Scott DiRoma
  Candidate Never Give Up 1,022 0.60% Joanne Miller
Total 170,832 100.00%  

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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 152,178 55.51% Rebecca Michelle "Mikie" Sherrill
FEC H8NJ11142; 17 Oct 18; Tot $7,645,694; Dsb $5,923,521
  Candidate Republican 118,897 43.37% Assemblyman  Jay Webber
FEC H8NJ11217; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,388,799; Dsb $1,274,922
  Candidate Honesty, Integrity, Compassion 1,871 0.68% Robert F. Crook
  Candidate Libertarian 1,207 0.44% Ryan Martinez
FEC H8NJ11258
Total 274,153 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Bonnie Watson Coleman
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 144,441 68.31% Congressman  Bonnie Watson Coleman
FEC H4NJ12149; 17 Oct 18; Tot $843,037; Dsb $649,864
  Candidate Republican 66,996 31.69% Daryl Kipnis
FEC H8NJ12108; 17 Oct 18; Tot $21,653; Dsb $20,850
Total 211,437 100.00%  
 

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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 14 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): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 9 candidates
Other Third Parties
  AMERICANINDEPENDENTS.ORG
  C4C 2018: 1 candidate
  Cannot Be Bought: 1 candidate
  Check This Column: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Economic Growth: 1 candidate
  Ed the Barber: 1 candidate
  For The People: 1 candidate
  Freedom, Responsibility, Action: 1 candidate
  Honesty, Integrity, Compassion: 1 candidate
  Make It Simple: 1 candidate
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Never Give Up: 1 candidate
  New Day NJ: 1 candidate
  New Way Forward: 1 candidate
  Socialist Party USA
  The Inclusion Candidate: 1 candidate
  Time for Change: 1 candidate
  Time for Truth: 1 candidate
  Trade, Health, Environment: 1 candidate
  Unity
  We Deserve Better: 1 candidate
  Your Voice Hard: 1 candidate
Independents
  Other: 1 candidate
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.

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
  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 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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