State senate elections, 2013
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Open seat winners
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Statewide elections, 2013 • Filing deadlines and primary dates
A total of 40 (2.0%) of the country's 1,972 state senate seats were up for election in November 2013, and 180 (3.3%) of the country's 5,411 state house seats were up for election. Altogether, 220 (3.0%) of the country's 7,383 state legislative seats were up for election.
This page will detail the following:
- Majority control before and after the election
- Incumbents unopposed by a major party candidate
- Primary challenges
- Retiring incumbents
Heading into the November 5 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New Jersey State Senate. The party lost no seats and remained the majority party after the 2013 election:
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Candidates unopposed by a major party
There was just one candidate, incumbent Raymond Lesniak (D), without competition in the November 5 general election and who was thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November. In one district, the major party candidate was opposed by only a third party candidate.
Seven incumbents faced competition in the June 4 primary. All seven incumbents defeated their primary challengers.
One incumbent senator did not run for re-election, while 39 (97.5%) ran for re-election.
- District 18: Barbara Buono (D) declined to run for re-election, choosing to run in New Jersey's 2013 gubernatorial election. Buono and her running mate, Milly Silva, were defeated by Governor Chris Christie and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in the general election.