Christopher Halgas

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Christopher Halgas
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New Jersey General Assembly District 7
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Christopher Halgas was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 7 of the New Jersey General Assembly.[1]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Christopher Halgas is a candidate for District 7 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He and Joseph Malone, III ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. Herbert Conaway, Jr. and Troy Singleton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]Malone has since decided to retire and was replaced on the Republican ticket by James Keenan.

New Jersey General Assembly District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Conaway Incumbent 26.2% 23,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 25.6% 23,403
     Republican James Keenan 24.3% 22,144
     Republican Christopher Halgas 23.9% 21,828
Total Votes 91,283

Speculation

Molone retirement

With Redistricting moving his residence out of the 30th District, Joseph Malone, III was forced to run for re-election to the 7th District in 2011. Since Malone brought with him the status of a nine-term incumbent, NJ Spotlight identified the 7th District as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[3] However, following the primary election, Malone announced that he had decided not to run for re-election, but denied that redistricting had motivated his retirement.[4]

Redistricting

District 7 is split between both parties, with Republicans controlling the Senate seat and Democrats controlling the two Assembly seats. PolitickerNJ notes that several Republican-leaning areas were added to the area in redistricting, but since these districts came from a solidly Republican districts, Democratic turnout in these areas may expand in 2011. Joseph Malone, III (R) was also moved into District 7 via redistricting, but decided to retire. Jack Conners (D), on the other hand, was moved out of District 7 by redistricting and ultimately decided to retire. Singleton was quickly appointed to replace Connors in the Assembly and run in District 7.[5][6]

Campaign donors

2011

District 7 candidates spend nearly $1.7 million

As of October 25, the candidates for District 7 have spent $1,642,013. According to a press release issued by the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, District 7 is fifth in total campaign spending for the 2011 election season. Only Districts 2, 38, 14 and 3 (ranked from highest to lowest) spent more.[7]

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