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Christie Whitman - 1993

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Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
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Primary Filing Deadline: April 4, 2016
Third Party & Independent Filing Deadline: June 7, 2016
Primary: June 7, 2016

This page was last updated on August 28, 2016

[ Chris Christie (R)* - Term-Limited in 2017. ]
Kip Bateman (R) - State Sen.
Jon Bramnick (R) - State Assembly Minority Leader, Ex-Plainfield City Councilman & Attorney
Jack Ciattarelli (R) - State Assemblyman
Joe DiVincenzo (D) - Essex County Executive & Ex-Essex County Freeholder
Mike Doherty (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Warren County Freeholder, Attorney & Army Veteran
Shaun Golden (R) - Monmouth County Sheriff
Kim Guadagno (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-Monmouth County Sheriff & Attorney
Tom Kean Jr. (R) - State Sen. & '06 US Sen. Nominee
Jay Webber (R) - State Assenblyman
Richard Codey (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Acting Governor
Steve Fulop (D) - Jersey City Mayor, Invesment Banker, Iraq War Veteran & '04 US Rep. Candidate
Lou Greenwald (D) - State Assemblyman

Ray Lesniak (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & Army Veteran
Phil Murphy (D) - Ex-US Ambassador to Germany & Ex-Wall Street Executive

Stephen Sweeney (D) - State Senate President, Ex-Gloucester County Freeholder & Labor Union Organizer
Ron Rice (D) - State Sen.
Troy Singleton (D) - State Assemblyman
John Wisniewski (D) - State Assemblyman & Attorney

Jeff Boss (Independent) - 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist & Frequent Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2017.

Jim Florio - 1989

Kim Guadagno (R)*


State Assembly - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

Bill Bradley - 1978


Bob Menendez (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.
Lisa McCormick (D) - Businesswoman & Progressive Activist
Donald Norcross (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Electrician

Jerry Watson (R)

Clifford Case - 1954

Cory Booker (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


District 1:
Donald Norcross (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Patterson (R) - Trade Association Executive & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Bill Sihr (Libertarian) - Graduate Student
Mike Berman (Independent) - Attorney & '14 Candidate
Scot-John Tomaszewski (Independent) - '14 Candidate

District 2:
Frank LoBiondo (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Cole (D) - Businessman, Ex-Obama White House Aide, Software Engineer & '14 Candidate
John Ordille (Libertarian) - UPS Driver & '12 Nominee
Eric Beechwood (Independent) - Progressive Activist
Steve Fenichel (Independent) - Physician, Peace Corps Veteran & '12 Ocean City Council Candidate
Gabriel Brian Franco (Independent) - Attorney & Sanders Campaign Activist
James Keenan (Independent) - Maintenance Supervisor

Dick Zimmer for Congress

District 3:
Tom MacArthur (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Frederick John LaVergne (D) - Loan Officer & '12/'14 Candidate
Larry Berlinski (Constitution) - State Party Chair, Power Plant Worker & Navy Veteran
James Marcotullio (Libertarian) - Teacher

District 4:
Chris Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lorna Phillipson (D) - Ex-Venture Capitalist, Ex-Investment Banker & '15 State Assembly Nominee
Jeremy Marcus (Libertarian)
Hank Schroeder (Independent) - '14 US Sen. Candidate & '13 Gov. Candidate
David Sugarman (Independent) - Sports Agent & Consultant

District 5:
E. Scott Garrett (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Gottheimer (D) - Ex-Clinton White House Speechwriter & Communications Executive
Claudio Belusic (Libertarian)

Jules Levin - Socialist for Congress

District 6:
Frank Pallone (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brent Sonnek-Schmelz (R) - Businessman & Attorney
Rajit Malliah (Green) - Physician
Judi Shamy (Libertarian) - Libertarian Activist
Inder "Andy" Soni (Independent) - Economist, '13 Edison Mayor Candidate & '12 US Sen. Candidate
Herb Tarbous (Independent) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate

District 7:
Leonard Lance (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Peter Jacob (D) - Community Organizer & Progressive Activist
Arthur Haussmann (Conservative) - Anti-Tax Activist
Dan O'Neill (Libertarian)

District 8:
Albio Sires (D)*
Agha Khan (R) - Hospital Applications Coordinator & IT Analyst
Dan Delaney (Libertarian) - Website Developer
Pablo Olivera (Independent) - Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Bob Torricelli for Congress - 1982

District 9:
Bill Pascrell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Hector Castillo (R) - Physician & Frequent Candidate
Diego Rivera (Libertarian) - Store Security Guard
Jeff Boss (Independent) - 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist & Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Donald Payne Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Pinckney (R) - Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Aaron Fraser (Independent) - Community Organizer, Theology Graduate Student & '14 Candidate
Joanne Miller (Independent) - Teacher, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate

Congresswoman Marge Roukema

District 11:
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Wenzel (D) - Ex-Clifton School Board Member & Attorney
Jeff Hetrick (Libertarian) - Auto Industry Quality Assurance Worker & Auditor
Thomas DePasquale (Independent)

District 12:
Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven Uccio (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Steve Welzer (Green) - Environmental Activist, State Green Party Co-Founder & Frequent Candidate
Thomas Fitzpatrick (Libertarian)
Michael Bollentin (Independent) - Retired Police Officer
Ed Forchion (Independent) - Marijuana Legalization Advocate & Frequent Candidate
Robert Shapiro (Independent) - Attorney, Educator & Frequent Candidate

Liz Macron - Libertarian


Constitution Party of New Jersey
New Jersey Democratic Party
Democratic-Republican Party of New Jersey
Green Party of New Jersey
New Jersey Libertarian Party
New Jersey Republican Party

Jim McGreevey for Governor


State Division of Elections

State Election Law Enforcement Commission

Senator Harrison Williams


Asbury Park Press
The Press of Atlantic City
Bergen Record
Bridgeton Evening News
Bridgewater Courier-News
Burlington County Times
Business News New Jersey
Camden Courier-Post
East Brunswick Home News & Tribune
Gloucester County Times
Hudson County Jersey Journal
Hunterdon County Democrat

Charlie Sandman for Governor - 1973

InJersey.com - Gannett State Bureau Report
Manahawkin Times Beacon
Morris County Daily Record
Newark Star-Ledger
New Jersey Herald (Sussex County)
New Jersey Online (Newark Star-Ledger & Trenton Times)
New Jersey Public Television & Radio (PBS)
New Jersey Reporter (Public Policy Center of New Jersey)
NJ.com News
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NJTV Public Television
NJ Voter Information (Rutgers University)
News-12 New Jersey (TV - Cablevision)
North Jersey Herald News (Passaic County)
Princeton Packet
Salem County Today's Sunbeam
Trenton Times
The Trentonian
Westfield Leader
WZBN TV-25 (Cablevision - Mercer)

Yes Casinos - Atlantic City - 1978



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