He faces primary challenges, however, from Raymond Lamboy, the chief executive of the Latin American Economic Development Association, and Theo Spencer, a businessman and former Board of Education member.
Running as an independent is former Postcard Show host Joseph Polillo.
And in a handful of smaller South Jersey communities, party regulars and incumbents face challenges from newcomers.
Overall, there are 17 contested General Assembly races, 11 in Democratic primaries and six on the Republican side.
Locally contested primaries for the General Assembly are: The other contested Democratic primaries are in the 2nd (Atlantic County), 11th (Monmouth County), 15th (Hunterdon and Mercer Counties), 17th (Middlesex and Somerset Counties), (Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties), 24th (Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties), 26th (Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties) and 31st (Hudson County) Districts.
Other contested GOP primaries are in the 1st (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties), 24th (Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties), 26th (Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties), 37th (Bergen County) and 40th (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties) Districts.
LOCAL A variety of county and municipal races are also on the ballot.As is the Italian way, our restaurant separates the menu, or meal, into courses. These dishes will take the edge off of the initial hunger our visitors often have.Next, our patrons will find pasta selections such as gnocchi and rigatoni.There are eight contested primaries this year, three on the Democratic side and five among Republicans.The only locally contested State Senate race is GOP battle in the 12th District, covering parts of Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.They are Mark Zinna, a councilman in Tenafly, and Bill Brennan, a political activist and former firefighter who filed a citizen’s complaint against Christie, alleging official misconduct in the Bridgegate scheme.