New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

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2011
Elections for the office of New Jersey state senators were held in New Jersey on November 6, 2007.

Campaign contributions

During the 2007 election, the total contributions to the Senate candidates was $30,156,484. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

Qualifications

In order to be a candidate 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].

Competitiveness Index

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent lost in the General Election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Nicolas Asselta 3,967 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Van Drew 28,240 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nicolas Asselta 22,469

District 2

Note: Incumbent was defeated in General Election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • James “Sonny” McCullough 3,502 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Whelan 27,913 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James “Sonny” McCullough 21,013

District 3

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Stephen Sweeney 4,366 Approveda Incumbent Sweeney has represented District 3 since 2003.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Mark Cimino 3,090 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Sweeney 29,908 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Cimino 20,645
Independent William Mead 1,635

District 4

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Fred Madden 3,115 Approveda Incumbent Madden has represented District 4 since 2004.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • John W. Jankowski 1,801 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Madden 21,395 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Shelley Lovett 14,364

District 5

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Hans Berg 850 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dana Redd 16,918 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hans Berg 9,983

District 6

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • John Adler 3,229 Approveda Incumbent Adler has represented District 7 since 1997.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Joseph Adolf 1,281 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Adler 25,737 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Adolf 15,846

District 7

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Richard S. Dennison Jr. 3,863 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Diane Allen 2,450 Approveda Incumbent Allen has represented District 7 since 1998.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Diane Allen 23,185 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard Dennison Jr. 18,511

District 8

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Francis L. Bodine 2,037 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Phil Haines 28,148 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Francis L. Bodine 18,066

District 9

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Russel K. Corby 3,872 Approveda
  • James K. LeTellier 913
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Christopher Connors 35,504 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Russell Corby 21,524

District 10

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Britta Forberg Wenzel 2,222 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Andrew Ciesla 5,954 Approveda Incumbent Ciesla has represented District 10 since 1992.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary:
  • Jim Miller Approveda

General election candidates:

Republican Party Andrew Ciesla 30,164 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Britta Forberg Wenzel 15,712
Libertarian Party Jim Miller 2,042

District 11

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • John Villapiano 2,201 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Sean Kean 28,403 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Villapiano 16,465

District 12

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Ellen Karcher 2,463 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Jennifer Beck 26,743 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ellen Karcher 22,844

District 13

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Leonard L. Inzerillo 1,867 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Joseph Kyrillos 2,861 Approveda Incumbent Kyrillos has represented District 13 since 1992.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Joseph Kyrillos 25,119Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Leonard L. Inzerillo 16,267

District 14

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Seema Singh 4,839 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Baroni 33,207 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Seema Singh 20,081

District 15

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Shirley Turner 4,007 Approveda Incumbent Turner has represented District 15 since 1997.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Bob Martin 1,032 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley Turner 20,100 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Martin 11,924

District 16

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Wayne Fox 2,003 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Christopher Bateman 27,846 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Wayne Fox 17,378

District 17

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Bob Smith 4,431 Approveda Incumbent Smith has represented District 17 since 2002.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • John Costello 1,002 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Smith 16,898 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Costello 10,506

District 18

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Barbara Buono 7,679 Approveda Incumbent Buono has represented District 18 since 2002.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Daniel Brown 1,139 Approveda
  • Andrew Tidd 621

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Buono 21,365 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Brown 12,896

District 19

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Joseph Vitale 4,013 Approveda Incumbent Vitale has represented District 19 since 1998.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Donald Nelson 765 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Vitale 18,864 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donald Nelson 9,557

District 20

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Raymond Lesniak 4,064 Approveda Incumbent Lesniak has represented District 20 since 1983.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Linda Gaglione 512 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Lesniak 9,760 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Linda Gaglione 4,478

District 21

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Gina Genovese 2,229 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Thomas Kean 4,024 Approveda Incumbent Kean has represented District 21 since 2003.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Thomas Kean 29,795 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gina Genovese 20,092

District 22

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Nicholas Scutari 3,563 Approveda Incumbent Scutari has represented District 22 since 2004.
  • Bill Campbell 949
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Rose McConnell 324 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas Scutari 14,711 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rose McConnell 11,139

District 23

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Harvey Baron 180 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Leonard Lance 10,674 Approveda Incumbent Lance has represented District 23 since 2001.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Leonard Lance 32,198 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Harvey Baron 13,124

District 24

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Edwin Selby 2,223 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Steven Oroho 31,143 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Edwin Selby 13,694

District 25

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Frank Herbert 2,712 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Anthony Bucco 7,502 Approveda Incumbent Bucco has represented District 25 since 1998.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Anthony Bucco 23,754 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Frank Herbert 14,881

District 26

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Wasim Khan 2,215 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:

General election candidates:

Republican Party Joseph Pennacchio 26,567 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Wasim Khan 13,442

District 27

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Richard Codey 4,671 Approveda Incumbent Codey has represented District 27 since 1982.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Marc Cinque 997 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Codey 23,631 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marc Cinque 6,368

District 28

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Ronald Rice 6,372 Approveda Incumbent Rice has represented District 28 since 1986.
  • D. Bilai Beasley 5,897
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Herbert Glenn 715 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald Rice 12,821 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party D. Bilai Beasley 3,838

District 29

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Al-Samar Douglas 347 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Teresa Ruiz 10,816 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Al-Samar Douglas 547

District 30

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Steven Morlino 1,801 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Robert Singer 3,271 Approveda Incumbent Singer has represented District 30 since 1993.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Singer 23,072 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Steven Morlino 14,365

District 31

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Sandra Cunningham 10,594 Approveda Incumbent Cunningham has represented District 31 since 2007.
  • Louis M. Manzo 8,385
Republican Party Republican Primary:

No Republican ran for election.

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Cunningham 10,821 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • John Pluchino 959 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas Sacco 16,780 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Pluchino 3,474

District 33

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:

No Republican ran for election.

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Stack 20,313 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Nia Gill 7,516 Approveda Incumbent Gill has represented District 34 since 2002.
Republican Party Republican Primary:

No Republican ran for election.

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nia Gill 17,178 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • John Girgenti 3,030 Approveda Incumbent Girgenti has represented District 35 since 1990.
Republican Party Republican Primary:

No Republican ran for election.

General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Girgenti 14,265 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Paul Sarlo 2,474 Approveda Incumbent Sarlo has represented District 36 since 2003.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Michael Guarino 243 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Sarlo 14,895 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Guarino 11,317

District 37

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Loretta Weinberg 6,375 Approveda Incumbent Weinberg has represented District 37 since 2005.
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Ciara Nibot 1,218 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Loretta Weinberg 24,118 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ciara Nibot 7,924

District 38

Note: Incumbent did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Robert Colletti 2,099 Approveda

General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Gordon 22,351 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Colletti 14,949

District 39

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • Joseph Ariyan 2,452 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Gerald Cardinale 4,008 Approveda Incumbent Cardinale has represented District 39 since 1982.

General election candidates:

Republican Party Gerald Cardinale 27,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph Ariyan 22,272

District 40

Note: Incumbent Republican Gerald Cardinale did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party Democratic Primary:
  • John Zunic 2,429 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Primary:
  • Kevin O'Toole 5,392 Approveda Incumbent O'Toole previously represented District 40 in 2001.
  • Todd Caliguire 4,062
  • Victor K. Rabbat 609

General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin O'Toole 26,214 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Zunic 13,395

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