New Jersey State Senate elections, 2001

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Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 26, 2001, and a general election on November 6, 2001. All 40 seats were up for election.[1]

Qualifications

In order to run for the New Jersey State Senate, 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 Senate candidates was $18,903,480. The top 10 contributors were:[4]

2001 Donors, New Jersey State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Majority of New Jersey $1,939,097
Senate Republican Majority $1,787,155
New Jersey Democratic Party $882,915
Gloucester County Democratic Executive Cmte $373,000
BENNETT, JOHN O $215,273
North Bergen Democratic Municipal Cmte $185,020
New Jersey Education Association $181,488
Republican National State Elections Cmte $174,731
Democratic National Cmte $149,990
New Jersey Association of Realtors $126,417

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • William J. Hughes, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • James Cafiero: 10,109 Approveda
  • George Cecola: 1,177

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William J. Hughes, Jr.: 30,709 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Caciero: 31,150

District 2

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Henchy Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • William Gormley Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party William Gormley: 34,786 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party David Alcantara: 5,411

District 3

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen Sweeney Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Raymond Zane Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Sweeney: 29,873 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Raymond Zane: 28,138

District 4

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Manganello Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • John Matheussen Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Manganello: 20,451
Republican Party John Matheussen: 28,530 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Wayne R. Bryant Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Maryann Callahan Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wayne R. Bryant: 29,568 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Maryann Callahan: 13,087

District 6

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • John Adler Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jane Greenfogel Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Adley: 39,336 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jane Greenfogel: 19,635

District 7

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Lou Gallagher Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Diane Allen: 4,754 Approveda
  • Mike Carr: 2,468

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lou Gallagher: 25,293
Republican Party Diane Allen: 29,756 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Gary Haman Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Martha Bark Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Haman: 22,865
Republican Party Martha Bark: 35,276 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Terranova Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Leonard Connors, Jr. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Terranova: 29,885
Republican Party Leonard Connors, Jr.: 43,303 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mark Schreckenstein: 588

District 10

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Timothy Ryan Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Andrew Ciesla Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Ryan: 27,609
Republican Party Andrew Ciesla: 36,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Maureen O'Rourke Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Joseph Palaia Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maureen O'Rourke: 22,261
Republican Party Joseph Palaia: 36,385 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Frank Abate Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • John O. Bennett: 5,890 Approveda
  • John P. Desmond: 1,978

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy Aughenbaugh: 24,189
Republican Party John O. Bennett: 34,464 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Kiran Desai Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kiran Desai: 21,066
Republican Party Joe Kyrillos, Jr.: 38,089 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Sam Plumeri, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Peter Inverso Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Plumeri, Jr.: 29,458
Republican Party Peter Inverso: 32,034 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Shirley K. Turner Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Norbert Donelly Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley K. Turner: 32,289 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Norbert Donelly: 13,871
Libertarian Party Thomas Abrams: 563

District 16

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel Wartenberg Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Walter Kavanaugh Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Wartenberg: 19,589
Republican Party Walter Kavanaugh: 39,073 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Smith Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Matthew "Skip" House Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Smith: 29,290 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matthew "Skip" House: 13,216

District 18

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Barbara Buono Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • John Cito Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Buono: 33,487 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Cito: 18,064

District 19

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Vitale Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Naresh "Nick" Gidwani Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Vitale: 37,322 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Naresh "Nick" Gidwani: 10,928

District 20

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Raymond Lesniak: 5,902 Approveda
  • Stanley Moskal: 2,303
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Lesniak: 22,817 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Nozza: 5,698

District 21

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Ellen Steinberg Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Richard Bagger Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Steinberg: 29,342
Republican Party Richard Bagger: 41,539 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Suliga Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Milton Campbell: 3,746 Approveda
  • Richard Hunt: 1,282

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Suliga: 29,326 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Milton Campbell: 20,330

District 23

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Frederick Cook Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Leonard Lance Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frederick Cook: 19,407
Republican Party Leonard Lance: 43,721 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Edwin Selby Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Robert Littell Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edwin Selby: 14,117
Republican Party Robert Littell: 41,019 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Horace Chamberlain Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Anthony Bucco Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Horace Chamberlain: 20,017
Republican Party Anthony Bucco: 38,020 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Pinney Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Robert J. Martin Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Pinney: 20,090
Republican Party Robert J. Martin: 38,779 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Richard J. Codey Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jared Silverman Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard J. Codey: 35,237 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jared Silverman: 17,871
Independent African-Americans For Justice Donald Page: 1,359

District 28

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Ronald L. Rice: 6,224 Approveda
  • Willie B. Brown: 5,238
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Marion Crecco Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald Rice: 27,294 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marion Crecco: 11,646
Independent Brian Coleman: 403

District 29

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Sharpe James Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharpe James Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Timothy Konopka Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Robert W. Singer Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Konopka: 19,690
Republican Party Robert Singer: 31,671 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Charles, Jr.: 9,262 Approveda
  • Robert Cavanaugh: 1,546
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Martin McFadden: 2,113 Approveda
  • Guy Catrillo: 538

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Charles, Jr.: 29,401 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Martin McFadden: 10,250

District 32

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Nicholas Sacco Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Frank MacCormack: 1,866 Approveda
  • John Pluchino: 691

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas Sacco: 26,991 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank MacCormack: 11,514
Independent Politicians Are Crooks Herbert Shaw: 396
Independent Eliminate Primary Elections Louis Vernotico: 196

District 33

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Bernard Kenny, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Nancy Gaynor: 1,898 Approveda
  • James Geron: 1,026

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bernard Kenny, Jr.: 28,659 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy Gaynor: 9,378

District 34

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Nia Gill: 10,653 Approveda
  • Sheila Oliver: 2,410
  • Cynthia Brooks Copeland: 628
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Norman Robertson Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nia Gill: 30,453 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Norman Robertson: 16,135
Independent Marie Yvrose Celestin: 368

District 35

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • John Girgenti Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Girgenti Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Garry Furnari Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • John Kelly: 2,989 Approveda
  • Lane Biviano: 835

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Garry Furnari: 22,914 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John V. Kelly: 21,571
Independent Green Coalition Joseph Farallo: 642

District 37

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Byron Baer Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Jonathan Bender Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Byron Baer: 33,650 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan Bender: 17,037

District 38

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Coniglio: 4,774 Approveda
  • Helene Herbert: 1,275
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Louis Kosco Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Coniglio: 29,316 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Louis Kosco: 25,773

District 39

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Alan Baskin Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • S. Gerald Cardinale: 8,949 Approveda
  • William S. "Van" Horneff: 1,494

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan Baskin: 24,543
Republican Party S. Gerald Cardinale: 42,717 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party George Soroka: 616

District 40

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • John "Jack" Nigro Approveda
Republican Party June 26 GOP primary:
  • Henry McNamara Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John "Jack" Nigro: 24,122
Republican Party Henry McNamara: 39,815 Green check mark transparent.png

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