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New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2001

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Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 7, 2001 and a general election on November 8, 2001. All 80 seats were up for election.[1]

Qualifications

In order to run for the New Jersey General Assembly, a candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside for no less than four years in the district the candidate plans to represent.
  • Be 30 years of age or older.
  • Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the New Jersey Secretary of State[2].
  • Disclose any criminal convictions[3].

Campaign contributions

During the 2001 election, the total contributions to the Assembly candidates was $12,642,876. The top 10 contributors were:[4]

2001 Donors, New Jersey General Assembly
Donor Amount
Assembly Republican Majority of New Jersey $732,379
Camden County Democratic Cmte $460,450
New Jersey Democratic Party $444,370
Gloucester County Democratic Executive Cmte $306,000
Republican National State Elections Cmte $260,653
First Jersey Cmte $254,125
Democratic National Cmte $241,641
Cape May County Democratic Organization $230,000
New Jersey Education Association $219,572
Doria Democratic Leadership Fund $204,500

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Douglas Jones-Romero Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • John C. Gibson Approveda
  • Nicholas Asselta Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Van Drew: 32,271 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Douglas Jones-Romero: 23,147
Republican Party Nicholas Asselta: 36,392 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John C. Gibson: 31,067

District 2

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Fred Scerni Approveda
  • Dianna Fauntleroy Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Frank Blee Approveda
  • Paul D'Amato Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Scerni: 22,883
Democratic Party Dianna Fauntleroy: 22,597
Republican Party Paul D'Amato: 29,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Blee: 29,010 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Douglas Fisher Approveda
  • John Burzichelli Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Harold U. Johnson: 4,381 Approveda
  • Michael Facemyer: 5,512 Approveda
  • Phillip Rhudy: 3,273

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas H. Fisher: 31,886 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Burzichelli: 30,213 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Facemyer: 25,823
Republican Party Harold U. Johnson: 25,509

District 4

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Robert J. Smith: 4,206 Approveda
  • David Carlamere: 3,995 Approveda
  • Michael Fritz: 883
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • George Geist Approveda
  • Sherie Jenkins Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert J. Smith: 24,845 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Carlamere: 23,729
Republican Party George Geist: 26,825 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sherie Jenkins: 20,428

District 5

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Roberts: 5,977 Approveda
  • Nilsa Cruz-Perez: 5,578 Approveda
  • Joseph Connelly: 532
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Ella Hilton Approveda
  • William Spencer Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Roberts: 32,224 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nilsa Cruz-Perez: 30,087 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ella Hilton: 12,659

District 6

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Louis Greenwald Approveda
  • Mary Previte Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Lou Harvey Approveda
  • Tony Clark Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis Greenwald: 38,327 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mary Previte: 37,895 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Clark: 20,688
Republican Party Lou Harvey: 20,452

District 7

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Herb Conaway Approveda
  • Jack Conners Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Clara Ruvolo: 4,471 Approveda
  • Aubrey Fenton: 4,342 Approveda
  • Charles Miller: 2,515
  • Carole Lokan-Moore: 2,376

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Conners: 31,703 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Herb Conaway: 31,547 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Clara Ruvolo: 21,740
Republican Party Aubrey Fenton: 21,066
Conservative Party Hosey Best: 850

District 8

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Carol Murphy Approveda
  • Thomas Price Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Francis Bodine Approveda
  • Larry Chatzidakis Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Murphy: 23,496
Democratic Party Thomas Price: 22,622
Republican Party Francis Bodine: 34,972 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Chatzidakis: 34,037 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Ryan Approveda
  • Robert DiBella Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey Moran Approveda
  • Christopher Connors Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Ryan: 30,385
Democratic Party Robert DiBella: 28,521
Republican Party Christopher Connors: 44,004 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Moran: 43,178 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Kimberley Casten Approveda
  • John Furey Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • David Wolfe Approveda
  • James Holzapfel Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Furey: 26,723
Democratic Party Kimberley Casten: 26,307
Republican Party David Wolfe: 36,989 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Holzapfel: 36,747 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Reilly Approveda
  • Warren Goode Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Steven Corodemus: 7,347 Approveda
  • Tom Smith: 7,309 Approveda
  • Tom Branch, Sr.: 1,515

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Reilly: 25,674
Democratic Party Warren Goode: 24,267
Republican Party Steven Coredemus: 34,002 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Smith: 31,554 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert Hull: 676
Libertarian Party John M. Taylor: 658
Independent Lower Taxes Now Karen Zaletel: 592

District 12

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • William Scherer Approveda
  • Gordon Gemma Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Clare Farragher Approveda
  • Michael Arnone Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gordon Gemma: 26,823
Democratic Party William Scherer: 26,501
Republican Party Michael Arnone: 31,794 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Clare Farragher: 30,467 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Natural Law Mary Jo Christian: 865

District 13

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Steven Piech Approveda
  • Kevin Graham Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Samuel D. Thompson Approveda
  • Joe Azzolina Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Piech: 23,741
Democratic Party Kevin Graham: 25,851
Republican Party Joe Azzolina: 33,777 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Samuel Thompson: 32,397 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Diane Hittner: 874
Independent We, The People Mac Dara F.X. Lyden: 422

District 14

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Greenstein Approveda
  • Gary Guear, Sr. Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Paul Kramer Approveda
  • Barbara Wright Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Greenstein: 32,878 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gary Guear, Sr. 31,469 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara Wright: 27,803
Republican Party Paul Kramer: 27,563

District 15

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Reed Gusciora Approveda
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Thomas Dallessio Approveda
  • Rosanna Dovgala Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bonnie Watson Coleman: 30,816 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Reed Gusciora: 30,505 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Dallessio: 14,657
Republican Party Rosanna Dovgala: 14,076
Libertarian Party Christopher Toto: 616

District 16

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Rooney Approveda
  • James Foohey Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Christopher "Kip" Bateman Approveda
  • Peter Biondi Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Rooney: 20,051
Democratic Party James Foohey: 18,948
Republican Party Christopher "Kip" Bateman: 39,136 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter Biondi: 37,788 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Egan: 5,205 Approveda
  • Upendra Chivukula: 4,814 Approveda
  • Richard Barber, Sr.: 1,757
  • Alex Kucsma: 692
  • Harry Weber: 589
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Anthony Mazzola Approveda
  • Catherine Barrier Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Egan: 27,948 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Upendra Chivikula: 26,374 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Catherine Barrier: 14,161
Republican Party Anthony Mazzola: 14,085

District 18

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Barnes, Jr. Approveda
  • Patrick Diegnan Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Norman Van Houten Approveda
  • Sylvester Fernandez Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Barnes, Jr.: 32,633 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Patrick Diegnan, 30,759 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Norman Van Houten: 18,152
Republican Party Sylvester Fernandez: 17,443

District 19

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Wisniewski Approveda
  • Arline Friscia Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Billy Delgado Approveda
  • Christopher Struben Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wisniewski: 35,090 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Arline Friscia: 33,458 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Billy Delgado: 13,344
Republican Party Christopher Struben: 11,844

District 20

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Neil Cohen: 5,772 Approveda
  • Joseph Cryan: 5,384 Approveda
  • James Ford: 2,366
  • Robert Jaspan: 2,658
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Neil Cohen: 22,457 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph Cryan: 22,162 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Schundler for Governor Dency Rivera: 4,877
Independent Schundler for Governor Ralph Fabre: 4,852

District 21

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Jardim Approveda
  • J. Brooke Hern Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Thomas Kean, Jr. Approveda
  • Eric Munoz Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Jardim: 28,499
Democratic Party J. Brooke Hern: 26,896
Republican Party Thomas Kean, Jr.: 44,223 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Munoz: 39,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Green Approveda
  • Linda Stender Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Gabe Spiera Approveda
  • Patricia Walsh Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Stender: 29,169 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jerry Green: 28,258 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Walsh: 19,616
Republican Party Gabe Spera: 18,486

District 23

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • J. Rebecca Goff Approveda
  • Thomas E. Palmieri Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Connie Myers: 10,197 Approveda
  • Mike Doherty: 9,708 Approveda
  • Donna Bakelaar: 4,378
  • Marcia Karrow: 7,041

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Rebecca Goff: 19,995
Democratic Party Thomas Palmieri: 19,454
Republican Party Connie Myers: 39,313 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Doherty: 35,345 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mike King: 7,060

District 24

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Suzanne Patnaude Approveda
  • Margarita Cart Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Scott Garrett Approveda
  • Guy Gregg Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Patnaude: 15,754
Democratic Party Margarita Cart: 15,369
Republican Party Scott Garrett: 38,242 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Guy Gregg: 36,121 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Ann Huber Approveda
  • Dick Tighe Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Rick Merkt Approveda
  • Michael Patrick Carroll Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Huber: 23,110
Democratic Party Dick Tighe: 21,408
Republican Party Michael Patrick Carroll: 33,426 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Merkt: 33,414 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Raich Approveda
  • Sergio Bio Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Alex DeCroce Approveda
  • Joseph Pennacchio Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Raich: 19,491
Democratic Party Sergio Bio: 18,870
Republican Party Alex DeCroce: 39,381 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Pennacchio: 37,251 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Mims Hackett, Jr.: 7,492 Approveda
  • John McKeon: 8,229 Approveda
  • Linda Lordi Cavanaugh: 6,866
  • Patricia Sebold: 6,781
  • Richard Leonard: 1,715
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Muriel Shore: 3,720 Approveda
  • Joseph Tempesta: 3,855 Approveda
  • Peter Guarino: 763

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John McKeon: 33,866 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mims Hackett, Jr.: 31,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Muriel Shore: 20,536
Republican Party Joseph Tempesta: 20,074
Independent African-Americans For Justice Natalie Heard: 1,183
Independent African-Americans For Justice Tobi Moor: 930

District 28

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Donald Tucker: 7,395 Approveda
  • Craig Stanley: 6,529 Approveda
  • Geraldine DeAngelo: 3,387
  • Michael G. Steele: 3,652
  • Evelyn Williams: 406
  • Robert Kevin Waters: 396
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Charles Daglian Approveda
  • Michael Melham Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Tucker: 27,949 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Craig Stanley: 27,635 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Daglian: 9,557
Republican Party Michael Melham: 9,042
Conservative Party Vincent Frantantoni: 866
Independent William Coleman: 474

District 29

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • William Payne: 7,358 Approveda
  • Wilfredo Carabello: 6,342 Approveda
  • Joanne Miller: 631
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Tharien Arnold Approveda
  • Elaine Guarino Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Payne: 25,422 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Wilfredo Caraballo: 24,739 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elaine Guarino: 3,572
Republican Party Tharien Arnold: 3,235

District 30

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Lyle M. "Peggi" Sturmfels Approveda
  • Michael Broderick Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Joseph R. Malone III Approveda
  • Melvin Cottrell Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Broderick: 20,959
Democratic Party Lyle M. (Peggi) Sturmfels: 19,261
Republican Party Joseph Malone III: 30,903 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Melvin Cottrell: 29,963 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Doria, Jr.: 8,886 Approveda
  • Elba Perez-Cinciarelli: 8,103 Approveda
  • Melissa Holloway: 3,012
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Ador Equipado: 2,164 Approveda
  • Ira Jersey: 2,034 Approveda
  • Marie Tauro: 508
  • Herberto O'Neill: 473

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Doria, Jr.: 29,120 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Elba Perez-Cinciarelli: 27,637 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ira Jersey: 9,887
Republican Party Ador Equipado: 9,603
Independent Juanita Lopez: 1,262

District 32

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Anthony Impreveduto Approveda
  • Joan Quigley Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Esther Gatria: 1,716 Approveda
  • Frances Cohen: 1,716 Approveda
  • Colleen Conroy: 811
  • Karen Kowalski Kelly: 785

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Impreveduto: 27,648 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joan Quigley: 27,484 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frances Cohen: 10,188
Republican Party Esther Gatria: 10,087

District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Albio Sires: 9,345 Approveda
  • Rafael Fraguela: 9,241 Approveda
  • Jesus Vega: 863
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Sergio Alonso: 1,884 Approveda
  • Helen Pinoargotty: 1,799 Approveda
  • Philip DeFalco: 1,103
  • Alina Lydia Fonteboa: 1,023

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Albio Sires: 28,130 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Rafael Fraguela: 28,019 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sergio Alonso: 9,229
Republican Party Helen Pinoargotty: 9,098

District 34

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Willis Edwards III: 9,060 Approveda
  • Peter Eagler: 9,312 Approveda
  • Jay Curtis Hutchins: 2,330
  • Daniel Desivieres: 2,158
  • Yvonne Blake: 2,024
  • M. Moses Spangler: 1,286
  • Rosemarie Brown: 687
  • Jude De Ronceray: 539
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Gerald Zecker Approveda
  • Natalie Esposito Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Eagler: 31,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Willis Edwards III: 29,538 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gerald Zecker: 16,306
Republican Party Natalie Esposito: 14,484

District 35

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Alfred Steele Approveda
  • Nellie Pou Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alfred Steele Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nellie Pou Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Walter Wargacki Approveda
  • Paul Sarlo Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Paul DiGaetano Approveda
  • James Cassella Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Sarlo: 21,811 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Walter Wargacki: 20,544
Republican Party Paul DiGaetano: 23,563 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Cassella: 20,394
Independent Green Coalition Nick Scardigno: 602
Independent Green Coalition John Zazanis: 497
Independent Stop Vieques BOMBING Rafael Sanchez: 442

District 37

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Loretta Weinberg: 7,976 Approveda
  • Gordon Johnson: 7,653 Approveda
  • Robert Rivas: 1,662
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Thomas Gaffney, Jr. Approveda
  • Sandi Cortazzo Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Loretta Weinberg: 34,443 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gordon Johnson: 32,687 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Gaffney, Jr.: 16,737
Republican Party Sandi Cortazzo: 16,270

District 38

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Kay Nest: 5,227 Approveda
  • Matt Ahearn: 5,276 Approveda
  • Bermari Roig-Eichler: 1,022
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Rose Marie Heck Approveda
  • Nicholas Felice Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Ahearn: 26,919 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kay Nest: 26,587
Republican Party Rose Marie Heck: 27,055 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nicholas Felice: 26,252

District 39

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Mercurio Approveda
  • Jim Carroll Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • John Rooney: 7,834 Approveda
  • Charlotte Vandervalk: 8,034 Approveda
  • Guy Talarico: 5,271
  • Jeff Hering: 1,195

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Mercurio: 26,447
Democratic Party Jim Carroll: 24,037
Republican Party Charlotte Vandervalk: 41,586 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Rooney: 40,227 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Frank Delvecchio Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • David Russo Approveda
  • Kevin O'Toole Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Delvecchio: 25,027
Democratic Party Donna Kurdock: 24,201
Republican Party David Russo: 38,627 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin O'Toole: 38,058 Green check mark transparent.png

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