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Bill Bradley - 1978

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Primary Filing Deadline: March 25, 2024
Third Party & Indep Filing Deadline: June 4, 2024
Primary: June 4, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on July 1, 2024


GOVERNOR:
[ Phil Murphy (D)* - Term-Limited in 2025. ]
Ras Baraka (D) - Newark Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Ex-High School Principal

Shereef Elnahal (D) - US Veterans Affairs Under Secy, Ex-State Health Commissioner & Ex-Hospital CEO

Steve Fulop (D) - Jersey City Mayor, Investment Banker & Iraq War Veteran

Josh Gottheimer (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-Clinton White House Aide
Mikie Sherrill (D) - Congresswoman, Attorney & Navy Veteran

Sean Spiller (D) - Montclair Mayor, State Teachers Union President & Teacher
Steve Sweeney (D) - Ex-State Senate President s
Jon Bramnick (R) - State Sen., Ex-Plainfield City Councilman & Attorney
Jack Ciattarelli (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Somerset County Freeholder & '17/'21 Candidate
Ed Durr (R) - Ex-State Sen., Truck Driver & MAGA Activist

Mario Kranjac (R) - Ex-Englewood Cliffs Mayor, Attorney & Venture Capitalist

Bill Spadea (R) - Radio Show Host, Real Estate Broker, GOP Activist & '04 US Rep Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2025.

Christie Whitman - 1993

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Tahesha Way (D)* - Not a Candidate in 2025. ]


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State Assembly - (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)

State Senate - (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)

Jim Florio - 1989


U.S. SENATE:

Bob Menendez (I)* - (Campaign Site)
Andy Kim (D) - Congressman, Ex-National Security Council Official & Ex-US Diplomat

Curtis Bashaw (R) - Real Estate Developer & Hotel Corporation CEO\
Christina Khalil (G) - Social Worker
Ken Kaplan (L) - Ex-State Party Chair, Real Estate Broker & Frequent Candidate

Joanne Kuniansky (SWP) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate

Patricia Mooneyham (I) - Educator & Realtor

Clifford Case - 1954

Cory Booker (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Donald Norcross (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Teddy Liddell (R) - Attorney, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Robin Brownfield (G) - Retired College Professor & Union Organizer
Austin Johnson (I) - '21 Gov Candidate

District 2:
Jeff Van Drew (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Alexander (D) - Attorney, Ex-Police Officer & '22 Nominee
Joe Salerno (D) - Technology Executive
Thomas Cannavo (G) - Retired Attorney

Dick Zimmer for Congress

District 3:
[ Andy Kim (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Herb Conaway (D) - State Assembly Deputy Speaker, Physician & Attorney

Rajesh Mohan (R) - Physician & Hospital CMO
Steve Welzer (G) - State Green Party Co-Founder, Retired IT Analyst & Frequent Candidate
Chris Russomanno (L) - Police Officer, USMC Veteran & '22 Nominee
Justin Barbera (I) - General Contractor
Douglas Wynn (I)

District 4:
Chris Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Jenkins (D) - General Contractor & Biochemist
Barry Bendar (G) - State Green Party Co-Chair, IT Professional & Frequent Candidate
John Morrison (L) - Teacher & '23 St Asmb Candidate

District 5:
Josh Gottheimer (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Jo Guinchard (R) - Ex-Tuxedo Park (NY) Mayor, Actress & '23 County Comm Candidate
Beau Forte (G) - Manufacturing Representative & Progressive Activist
Jim Tosone (L) - Ex-State Party Vice Chair, Musician, Business Consultant Frequent Candidate
Aamir Arif (I) - IT Consulting Firm Owner
Rich Siegel (I) - Musician & Peace Activist

Jules Levin - Socialist for Congress

District 6:
Frank Pallone (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Fegler (R) - Business Development Executive
Herb Tarbous (G) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Matthew Amitrano (L)
Fahad Akhtar (I) - Consultant, Ex-FBI Agent & Ex-Financial Executive

District 7:
Tom Kean Jr. (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sue Altman (D) - Progressive Political Organizer
Andrew Black (G)
Lana Leguia (L) - Event Host, Animal Breeder, Libertarian Activist & '23 School Board Candidate

District 8:
Rob Menendez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Valdes (R) - City Building Inspector
Christian Robbins (G) - UPS Operations Supervisor & Environmental Activist

Lea Sherman (SWP) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate
Pablo Olivera (I) - Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Bob Torricelli for Congress - 1982

District 9:
Bill Pascrell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Billy Prempeh (R) - Sales Consultant, USAF Veteran & '20 Nominee
Ben Taylor (G) - Mycologist, Writer & Progressive Activist

Bruno Pereira (L)

District 10 - Special Election:
FILING DEADLINE: May 10, 2024 - PRIMARY: July 16, 2024 - GENERAL: September 18, 2024
[ Donald Payne Jr. (D)* - Died April 24, 2024. ]
Derek Armstead (D) - Linden Mayor, Ex-Linden City Councilman & Computer Programmer 
Brittany Claybrooks (D) - Ex-East Orange City Councilwoman & Congressional Aide
Darryl Godfrey (D) - State Redevelopment Authority COO & Ex-Financial Executive
LaMonica McIver (D) - Newark City Council President & Ex-Public School HR Director
Jerry Walker (D) - Hudson County Commissioner & Nonprofit Executive
Carmen Bucco (R) - Businessman & '23 St Sen Nominee
Jon Serrano (G) - College Student & Progressive Activist

District 10 - Regular Election:
[ Donald Payne Jr. (D)* - Died April 24, 2024. ]
**Democratic Replacement Nominee to be Selected After July 16 Special Primary**
Carmen Bucco (R) - Businessman & '23 St Sen Nominee
Jon Serrano (G) - College Student & Progressive Activist
Cynthia Johnson (I) - Community College Professor, Affordable Housing Activist & '18/'20 Candidate
Michelle Middleton (I) - Ex-Police Officer & '22 Newark City Council Candidate
Donna Weiss (I)

Congresswoman Marge Roukema

District 11:
Mikie Sherrill (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Belnome (R) - Building Inspector, Ex-Bricklayer & '23 St Sen Nominee
Lily Benavides (G) - State Green Party Co-Chair
Joshua Lanzara (I)

District 12:
Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darius Mayfield (R) - Talent Manager, Podcast Host, MAGA Activist & '22 Nominee
Vic Kaplan (L)
Kim Meudt (I)



Liz Macron - Libertarian

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of New Jersey (C)
New Jersey Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of New Jersey (G)
NJ Legalize Marijuana Party (LMP)
New Jersey Libertarian Party (L)
New Jersey Moderate Party (M)
New Jersey Republican Party (R)
Socialist Workers Party (SWP)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

State Division of Elections

State Election Law Enforcement Commission


Jim McGreevey for Governor

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ahora News (Spanish)
Americano Newspaper (Spanish)
Asbury Park Press
The Press of Atlantic City
Bergen Record / NorthJersey.com
Bridgewater Courier-News / MyCentralJersey.com
Burlington County Times
Business News New Jersey
Camden Courier-Post
CentralJersey.com
Chalkbeat: Newark
Daily Princetonian
Echo Press (African-American)
Hudson County View
InsiderNJ.com (Politics)
Latinos Unidos de Nueva Jersey (Spanish)
Morris County Daily Record

Charlie Sandman for Governor - 1973

Chalkbeat: Newark
NJ.com / Newark Star-Ledger / Trenton Times
New Jersey Globe
New Jersey Herald (Passaic County)
New Jersey Hills Newspapers
New Jersey Monitor
NJ Spotlight News
NJ Urban News (African-American)
NJ Spotlight News
Observer: New Jersey Politics
Out in Jersey (LGBT)
The Trentonian
Westfield Leader

New Jersey Public Television (PBS)
New Jersey Public Radio - WYNC / NJPR - (NPR)
News-12 New Jersey
WABC TV-7 (ABC - NYC)
WCBS TV-2 (CBS - NYC)
WNJU TV-47 (Telemundo - NYC)
WNYW TV-5 (FOX - NYC)
WNBC TV-4 (NBC - NYC)
WNET TV-13 New York Public Media (PBS - NYC)
WXTV TV-41 (Univision - NYC)

Yes Casinos - Atlantic City - 1978

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