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Bill Bradley - 1978

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Primary Filing Deadline: April 2024
Third Party & Indep Filing Deadline: June 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 December 1, 2023


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

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 Assoc President & Teacher

Steve Sweeney (D) - Ex-State Senate President

Jon Bramnick (R) - State Sen., Ex-Plainfield City Councilman & Attorney

Jack Ciattarelli (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Somerset County Freeholder & '17/'21 Candidate

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 (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Patricia Campos-Medina (D) - Labor Union Think Tank Exec Director & Progressive Activist

Kevin Cupples (D) - City Planning Director

Larry Hamm (D) - Civil Rights Activist, Community Organizer & '20 Candidate
Andy Kim (D) - Congressman, Ex-National Security Council Official & Ex-US Diplomat

Tammy Murphy (D) - First Lady, Soccer Team Co-Owner & Ex-Financial Executive

Lori Ciesla (R) - Warren County Commissioner

Dan Cruz (R) - Teacher & '21 St Sen Candidate

Aura Dunn (R) - State Assemblywoman
Andrew Eristoff (R) - Ex-State Treasuer, Ex-NYC Councilman & Attorney

Michael Estrada (R) - Technology Professional & '17 Assembly Candidate
Christine Serrano Glassner (R) - Mendham Borough Mayor & Ex-Borough Councilwoman 
Greg Mele (R) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate

Mike Testa (R) - State Sen.
Jeff Van Drew (R) - Congressman, Ex-Cape May County Freeholder & Retired Dentist

Christina Khalil (G) - Substance Abuse Counselor
Nick Carducci (I) - Software Engineer & Podcaster
Victor Scazzola (I)

Clifford Case - 1954

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Donald Norcross (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Damon Galdo (R) - Construction Superintendant, Carpenter & '22 Candidate

Claire Gustafson (R) - Ex-School Board Member, Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate

Joseph Spataro (I)

District 2:
Jeff Van Drew (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Alexander (D) - Attorney, Ex-Police Officer & '22 Nominee
Carolyn Rush (D) - Engineer & '22 Candidate
Brandon Saffold (D) - Coast Guard Veteran & College Student
Joe Salerno (D) - Technology Executive

Dick Zimmer for Congress

District 3:
[ Andy Kim (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Herb Conaway (D) - State Assembly Deputy Speaker, Physician & Attorney
Paula Sollami Covello (D) - Mercer County Clerk, Attorney & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Wayne DeAngelo (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Hamilton Councilman & Labor Union Local President

Curtis Green (D) - Teacher, Minister & Army Veteran

Jon Hornik (D) - Marlboro Mayor & Attorney
Jeff Martin (D) - Hamilton Township Mayor, Attorney & USAF Veteran
Janice Mironov (D) - East Windsor, Mercer County Democratic Chair & Attorney

Carol Murphy (D) - State Assembly Majority Whip

Sean Earlen (R) - Burlington County GOP Chair, Ex-Lumberton Mayor & Real Estate Executive
Vicky Flynn (R) - State Assemblywoman, Ex-Holmdel School Board Member & Attorney
Bob Healey (R) - Yacht Manufacturer, Yoga Instructor, Ex-Punk Rock Musician & '22 Nominee

Shirley Maia-Cusick (R) - Immigration Consulting Firm Owner & GOP Activist

Greg Sobocinski (R) - Financial Advisor & '22 Candidate

Brandon Umba (R) - State Assemblyman & Township Administrator

District 4:
Chris Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Josh Gottheimer (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Jo Guinchard (R) - Ex-Tuxedo Park (NY) Mayor, Actress & '23 County Comm Candidate

Jules Levin - Socialist for Congress

District 6:
Frank Pallone (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Tom Kean Jr. (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sue Altman (D) - Progressive Political Organizer

Marci Bandelli (D) - Psychotherapist & Gun Control Activist

Jason Blazakis (D) - College Professor & Ex-US State Department Counterterrorism Official

Julia Fahl (D) - Ex-Lambertville Mayor & Lobbyist
Roy Freiman (D) - State Assemblyman & Ex-Financial Executive
Jim Johnson (D) - Ex-US Treasury Under Secretary, Attorney & '17 Gov Candidate
Joe Kelley (D) - Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-Political Consultant
Matt Klapper (D) - Attorney, USDOJ Official, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Firefighter
Janice Kovach (D) - Clifton Mayor & Ex-City Councilwoman
Michael Makarski (D) - Ex-Secaucus School Board Member, Labor Union Official & Political Consultant
Arlene Quinones Perez (D) - Hunterdon County Democratic Chair & Attorney

Greg Vartan (D) - Summit City Council President, Medical Sales Manager & Volunteer Paramedic

District 8:
Rob Menendez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ravi Bhalla (D) - Hoboken Mayor, Ex-Hoboken City Councilman & Attorney

Kyle Jasey (D) - Real Estate Financing Company Owner

Bob Torricelli for Congress - 1982

District 9:
Bill Pascrell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
William O. Henry (D) - Pastor, Social Worker & '18 Candidate

Andre Sayegh (D) - Paterson Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Ex-School Board Member
Shavonda Sumter (D) - State Assemblywoman & Behavioral Health Services Director
Benjie Wimberly (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Paterson City Councilman & Teacher

Vince Micco (R) - Mortgage Banker, Iraq War Veteran & '06/'08 Nominee

District 10:
Donald Payne Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Congresswoman Marge Roukema

District 11:
Mikie Sherrill (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shola Edith Coker (R)
Darius Mayfield (R) - Talent Manager, Podcast Host, MAGA Activist & '22 Nominee



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 (Politics)
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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