NJEA PAC endorses 99 candidates for Nov. 7 election 

80 Democrats and 19 Republicans endorsed for Legislature 

NJEA’s 125-member political action committee has voted to endorse 99 legislative candidates for election this Nov. 7. Those endorsements include 30 Senate candidates and 69 Assembly candidates, with 80 endorsements for Democratic candidates and 19 for Republican candidates.

NJEA PAC voted on the recommendations of local interview teams from each legislative district (LD). There were no endorsements in LDs 23, 24, 26 and 29.

The endorsements are:

LD 1: Erik Simonsen (R) for Assembly

LD 2: Vincent J. Polistina (R) for Senate and Donald A. Guardian (R) for Assembly; Claire Swift (R) and Alphonso Harrell (D) are Your Choice Assembly candidates

LD 3: John J. Burzichelli (D) for Senate and Heather Simmons (D) and Dave Bailey (D) for Assembly

LD 4: Paul D. Moriarty (D) for Senate and Cody Miller (D) and Dan Hutchison (D) for Assembly

LD 5: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez (D) for Senate and William W. Spearman (D) and William F. Moen Jr. (D) for Assembly

LD 6: James Beach (D) for Senate and Pamela R. Lampitt (D) and Louis D. Greenwald (D) for Assembly

LD 7: Troy Singleton (D) for Senate and Herb Conaway Jr. (D) and Carol A. Murphy (D) for Assembly

LD 8: Latham Tiver (R) for Senate and Anthony Angelozzi (D) and Brandon E. Umba (R) for Assembly

LD 9: Brian E. Rumpf (R) for Assembly

LD 10: Emma Mammano (D) for Assembly

LD 11: Vin Gopal (D) for Senate and Margie Donlon (D) and Luanne Peterpaul (D) for Assembly

LD 12: Robert D. Clifton (R) and Alex Sauickie (R) for Assembly

LD 13: Victoria A. Flynn (R) and Paul Eschelbach (D) for Assembly

LD 14: Linda R. Greenstein (D) for Senate and Wayne P. DeAngelo (D) and Tennille McCoy (D) for Assembly

LD 15: Shirley K. Turner (D) for Senate and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D) and Anthony S. Verrelli (D) for Assembly

LD 16: Andrew Zwicker (D) for Senate and Roy Freiman (D) and Mitchelle Drulis (D) for Assembly

LD 17: Bob Smith (D) for Senate and Joe Danielsen (D) and Kevin Egan (D) for Assembly

LD 18: Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D) for Senate Robert J. Karabinchak (D) and Sterley S. Stanley (D) for Assembly

LD 19: Joseph F. Vitale (D) for Senate Craig J. Coughlin (D) and Yvonne Lopez (D) for Assembly

LD 20: Joseph P. Cryan (D) for Senate and Annette Quijano (D) and Reginald W. Atkins (D) for Assembly

LD 21: Jon M. Bramnick (R) for Senate and Michele Matsikoudis (R) for Assembly; Elizabeth Graner (D) and Nancy F. Munoz (R) are Your Choice Assembly candidates

LD 22: Nicholas P. Scutari (D) for Senate and Linda S. Carter (D) and James J. Kennedy (D) for Assembly

LD 23: No Endorsements

LD 24: No Endorsements

LD 25: Anthony M. Bucco (R) for Senate and Aura K. Dunn (R) for Assembly

LD 27: John F. McKeon (D) for Senate and Alixon Collazos-Gill (D) and Rosy Bagolie (D) for Assembly

LD 28: Renee C. Burgess (D) for Senate and Cleopatra G. Tucker (D) and Garnet R. Hall (D) for Assembly

LD 29: No Endorsements

LD 30: Ned Thomson (R) for Assembly

LD 31: Angela V. McKnight (D) for Senate and Barbara McCann Stamato (D) and William B. Sampson IV (D) for Assembly

LD 32: Raj Mukherji (D) for Senate and John Allen (D) and Jessica Ramirez (D) for Assembly

LD 33: Brian P. Stack (D) for Senate and Gabriel Rodriguez (D) and Julio Marenco (D) for Assembly

LD 34: Britnee N. Timberlake (D) for Senate and Carmen Morales (D) and Michael Venezia (D) for Assembly

LD 35: Nellie Pou (D) for Senate and Benjie Wimberly (D) and Shavonda E. Sumter (D) for Assembly

LD 36: Paul A. Sarlo (D) for Senate and Gary S. Schaer (D) and Clinton Calabrese (D) for Assembly

LD 37: Gordon M. Johnson (D) for Senate and Ellen J. Park (D) and Shama A. Haider (D) for Assembly

LD 38: Joseph A. Lagana (D) for Senate and P. Christopher Tully (D) and Lisa Swain (D) for Assembly

LD 39: Jodi Murphy (D) for Senate and John Vitale (D) and Damon Englese (D) for Assembly

LD 40: Kristin M. Corrado (R) for Senate and Christopher P. DePhillips (R) and Al Barlas (R) for Assembly

Important election dates

Oct. 17
Voter registration deadline for general election 

Online registration and printable registrations forms can be found at vote.nj.gov. Not sure if you’re already registered? Visit vote.nj.gov to find out. 

Oct. 28-Nov. 5 
Early voting period 

This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during in-person early voting period prior to Election Day. Find your county’s early voting locations at vote.nj.gov. 

Oct. 31 
Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail for general election 

For a vote-by-mail application, go to vote.nj.gov. Complete and mail the application as early as possible, ideally well before Nov. 1. 

Nov. 6 – by 3 p.m. 
Deadline for in-person mail-in ballot applications for general election 

Visit vote.nj.gov for details on how to apply in person for a vote-by-mail ballot. 

Nov. 7 
General election 

To find your polling location check the sample ballot you received from your county board of elections or visit vote.nj.gov. This is also the deadline by which the post office must receive mail-in ballots for the general election. It is also the deadline for in-person submission of general election mail-in ballots to county boards of election.  

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