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Christie Whitman - 1993

Primary Filing Deadline: March 30, 2020
Third Party & Indep Filing Deadline: June 2, 2020
Primary: June 2, 2020
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Italics = Potential Candidate
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This page was last updated on January 24, 2020

Phil Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Wisniewski (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & '17 Candidate
Kip Bateman (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Somerset County Freeholder
Jon Bramnick (R) - State Assembly Minority Leader, Ex-Plainfield City Councilman & Attorney

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

Shaun Golden (R) - Monmouth County Sheriff & Monmouth County GOP Chair
Doug Steinhardt (R) - State GOP Chair, Ex-Lopatcong Mayor & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2021.

Jim Florio - 1989

Sheila Oliver (D)*


State Assembly- ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

Bill Bradley - 1978


Cory Booker (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Hamm (D) - Civil Rights Activist, Community Organizer & Sanders Campaign State Chair
Lisa McCormick (D) - Businesswoman, Progressive Activist & '18 Candidate
Tricia Flanagan (R) - Healthcase Business Consultant, Biochemist & '18 Candidate
Navodaya Garepalli (R) - Software Engineer
Rik Mehta (R) - Pharmaceutical Executive, Attorney & Pharmacist
Stuart Meissner (R) - Attorney
Gary Rich (R) - Ex-Monmouth County Freeholder & Ex-Spring Lake Borough Councilmman
Natalie Rivera (R) - Social Services Coordinator, '18 Candidate & '16 City Council Candidate
Hirsch Singh (R) - Businessman, Engineer, '18 US Rep Candidate & '17 Gov. Candidate
Luis Vergara (Write-In)

Clifford Case - 1954

Bob Menendez (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


District 1:
Donald Norcross (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Duvall (R) - Financial Advisor & GOP Activist
Claire Gustafson (R) - Ex-Collingswood School Board Member, Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
Jeff Van Drew (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Fitzherbert (R) - Defense Contractor Project Manager, Engineer & '18 Candidate
Bob Patterson (R) - Trade Association Executive, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & '16 Nominee in CD-1
David Richter (R) - Venture Capitalist, Ex-Construction Executive & Attorney
Ashley Bennett (D) - Atlantic County Freeholder & Clinical Psychologist
Will Cunningham (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Teacher & '18 Candidate
John Francis (D) - West Cape May Commissioner, Environmental Scientist & Author
Brigid Callahan Harrison (D) - College Professor, Policy Analyst & '93 County Freeholder Nominee
Amy Kennedy (D) - Teacher, Mental Health Advocate & Wife of Ex-US Rep Patrick Kennedy

Jack Surrency (D) - Cumberland County Freeholder, Ex-Bridgeton Councilman & Ex-School Board Member

Robert Turkavage (D) - Retired FBI Agent, Bank Security Executive & Frequent Candidate 

Dick Zimmer for Congress

District 3:
Andy Kim (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Randy Brown (R) - Ex-Evesham Mayor & NFL Kicking Coach
Sean Earlen (R) - Burlington County GOP Chair, Lumberton Mayor & Real Estate Executive

Kate Gibbs (R) - Ex-Burlington County Freeholder

Gregory McGuckin (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Toms River Council President & Attorney

John Novak (R) - Barnegat Town Councilman & Attorney
Tony Porto (R) - Ex-Hainesport Mayor, Ex-Hainesport School Board Member & GOP Activis

David Richter (R) - Venture Capitalist, Ex-Construction Executive & Attorney
Frank Sadeghi (R) - Professional Engineer, Businessman & GOP Activist

District 4:
Chris Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Applefield (D) - Media Specialist & Writer
Christine Conforti (D) - Holistic Life Coach
Jim Keady (D) - Ex-Asbury Park Councilman, Bar Owner & Frequent Candidate
Stephanie Schmid (D) - Attorney & Ex-US Foreign Service Officer
Hassan Shehadeh (D) - FInancial Analyst, Chemical Engineer & '12 School Board Candidate

District 5:
Josh Gottheimer (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Arati Kreibich (D) - Glen Rock City Councilwoman & Neuroscientist
James Baldini (R) - Teacher
Hector Castillo (R) - Physician & Frequent Candidate
Jon Dalrymple Jr. (R) - College Student
Paul Duggan (R) - Freight Forwarder, Irish Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Mike Ghassali (R) - Montvale Mayor, Ex-Montvale Councilman & Businessman

Tim Luing (R) - Businessman
John McCann (R) - Ex-Cresskill Borough Councilman, Attorney & '04/'18 Candidate
Frank Pallotta (R) - Investment Banker

Holly Schepisi (R) - State Assemblywoman & Attorney

Jules Levin - Socialist for Congress

District 6:
Frank Pallone (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Russ Cirincione (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist

Wilda Diaz (D) - Perth Amboy Mayor & Ex-Banker

Zac Roeill (D) - Progressive Activist

Rob Clifton (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Monmouth County Freeholder & Ex-Matawan Mayor
Owen Henry (R) - Old Bridge Mayor
Tom Perry (R) - Middletown Mayor & Ex-Middletown Town Board Member
Gerry Scharfenberger (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Monmouth County Freeholder & Ex-Middletown Mayor

District 7:
Tom Malinowski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Bramnick (R) - State Assembly Minority Leader & Attorney
Matt Holt (R) - Hunterdon County Freeholder, Ex-Clinton Mayor & Event Manager

Tom Kean (R) - State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Assemblyman & '06 US Sen Nominee

David Larsen (R) - Manufacturer & Frequent Candidate
Colin Newman (R) - Businessman, Attorney, Ex-Bush White House Aide & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide

Tom Phillips (R) - Financial Advisor

Erik Peterson (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Hunterdon County Freeholder & Attorney
Jason Sarnoski (R) - Warren County Freeholder & Electrical Engineer
Tim Smith (R) - Ex-Roxbury Mayor, Financial Planner & Irish Tenor Singer
Doug Steinhardt (R) - State GOP Chair & Attorney

Rob Trugman (R) - Hair Salon Owner & '80 Candidate

District 8:
Albio Sires (D)*
Mahmoud Mahmoud (D) - Ex-UNHCR Official, Ex-Red Cross Official & '18 Candidate
Hector Oseguera (D)
David Winkler (R) - Veterans Nonprofit Group CEO & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

Bob Torricelli for Congress - 1982

District 9:
Bill Pascrell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alp Basaran (D) - Attorney
Blake Michael (D) - Teacher & Law Student
Zina Spezakis (D) - Businesswoman & Environmental Activist

District 10:
Donald Payne Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Flora (D) - Teacher & School Music Specialist
Jack Goldberg (D)
Stephen Green (D) - Pastor & Ex-NAACP Youth Director
Eugene Mazo (D) - Law Professor, Attorney & Campaign Finance Reform Advocate
Ana Rivera (R)

Congresswoman Marge Roukema

District 11:
Mikie Sherill (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Washburne (D) - College Professor & '18 Candidate

Patrick Allocco (R) - Businessman, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & '18 Candidate

Rosemary Becchi (R) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Anthony Bucco (R) - State Assemblyman

Kristin Corrado (R) - State Sen.

Robert Crook (R) - Accountant, Nonprofit Group Founder & Community Activist

Keith Dakin (R) - Irrigation Company Field Manager
Betty Lou DeCroce (R) - State Assemblywoman
Tony Ghee (R) - Investment Banker, Army Reserve Officer & Attorney & '18 Candidate

Jerry Langer (R) - Trucking Executive, Attorney & GOP Activist

Paul Miller (R) - Auto Dealer
Christine Myers (R) - Small Business Administrator Official & Ex-Morris County Freeholder
Tom Mastrangelo (R) - Morris County Freeholder
Sarah Neibart (R) - Mendham Township Councilwoman & Political Consultant
Joe Pennacchio (R) - State Sen.
Curt Ritter (R) - Ex-Chatham Mayor, Communications Executive & Ex-NYC Mayoral Aide
Kate Whitman (R) - Prep School Hockey Coach & Ex-Campaign Consultant

District 12:
Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Razzoli (R) - Old Bridge Councilman, Retired Police Officer & Ex-Democrat
Stan Koshy (I)

Liz Macron - Libertarian


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State Division of Elections

State Election Law Enforcement Commission

Jim McGreevey for Governor


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Charlie Sandman for Governor - 1973

InJersey.com - Gannett State Bureau Report
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Yes Casinos - Atlantic City - 1978


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