2013 elections review: No incumbents defeated in New Jersey

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June 5, 2013

By Ballotpedia's State legislative teams

New Jersey's election season continued with primaries yesterday. The quiet day of voting was marked by the fact that all competing incumbents won their primaries.

Here's what happened in New Jersey yesterday, where elections were held for General Assembly, and State Senate.

Contested Primaries in New Jersey -- June 4, 2013
State Legislature
(80 districts)
Total Democratic Contested Primaries 9 (11.3%)
Total Republican Contested Primaries 11 (13.8%)

State legislature

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013 and New Jersey House of Representatives elections, 2013

There are 120 total legislative seats with elections in 2013 -- 40 Senate seats and 80 General Assembly seats.

There were only three hotly contested races, all in the Senate, but none resulted in the ousting of an incumbent:[1]

Republican PartyDistrict 13: Incumbent Joe Kyrillos, Jr. defeated challenger Leigh-Ann Bellew.
Democratic PartyDistrict 20: Incumbent Raymond Lesniak defeated challenger Donna Obe.
Democratic PartyDistrict 34: Incumbent Nia H. Gill defeated challengers Mark C. Alexander and Vernon Pullins, Jr..

Six incumbents did not seek re-election, one from the Senate and five from the General Assembly:


Democratic PartyDistrict 18: Barbara Buono

General Assembly[3]

Republican PartyDistrict 8: Scott Rudder
Democratic PartyDistrict 18: Peter Barnes, III
Democratic PartyDistrict 33: Ruben Ramos, Jr.
Democratic PartyDistrict 33: Sean Connors
Republican PartyDistrict 39: Robert Schroeder

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