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Bruce Alston

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Bruce Alston
Candidate for
New Jersey Senate District 31

Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Bruce Alston was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 31 of the New Jersey State Senate.



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Alston ran in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 31. He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Sandra Cunningham in the primary on June 7, 2011. Republican candidate Donnamarie James ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1]

New Jersey State Senate District 31 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Cunningham Incumbent 85.1% 7,489
Bruce Alston 14.9% 1,312
Total Votes 8,801


On April 14, 2011, Alston was arrested by Jersey City police for three outstanding warrants.[2] Alston said the warrants were for fines amounting to $1,950 and were more than a dozen years old. He blamed the arrests on a political ploy to smear his campaign.[3]

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