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2021 New Jersey State Legislature Elections

Here are our predictions for the 2021 New Jersey State Legislature elections.

Democrats have ruled in the New Jersey Senate with an outright majority since 2004. Entering the 2021 election, the Democrats hold a 25 to 15 majority over the Republicans, though one of the GOP seats is vacant.

As for the General Assembly, the lower house in New Jersey, Democrats held a majority of 52 to 28. The Democrats won control in 2001 and have held it uninterrupted since then.

New Jersey’s State Senate and General Assembly (lower house) districts are coterminous, meaning there is one set of district lines for both houses. The Senate elects one member per district and the General Assembly elects two. There are a total of 40 districts. Few of them have a partisan split between members of the Senate and Assembly, and in no district did they elect members of the Assembly from two different parties. In many Assembly races in these 2021 New Jersey State Legislature elections, candidates of the same party are bracketed together on the ballot.

Voters in New Jersey will also elect a governor in 2021.

Southern New Jersey (“South Jersey”)

Senate Pre-Election: Democratic 6, Republican 2, Vacant 1

Assembly Pre-Election: Democratic 12, Republican 6

1st District
Cape May. Vineland, Ocean City, Millville
Sen. Mike Testa (R)
Elected with 53.5% in 2019 special election – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Antwan McClellan (R) and Asmb. Erik Simonsen (R)
Elected with 27.1% and 26.1% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Republican
2nd District
Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing
VACANT – Previously Republican
Rep elected with 53.5% in 2017 – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Vince Mazzeo (D) and Asmb. John Armato (D)
Mazzeo not seeking re-election – Elected with 26.7% and 25.2% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Democratic
3rd District
Carneys Point, Bridgeton, Glassboro, Swedesboro
Sen. Steve Sweeney (D)
Elected with 58.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. John Burzichelli (D) and Asmb. Adam Taliaferro (D)
Elected with 27.9% and 27.1% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Democratic
4th District
Williamstown, Lindenwold, Glendora, Turnersville
Sen. Fred Madden (D)
Elected unopposed in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Paul Moriarty (D) and Asmb. Gabriela Mosquera (D)
Elected with 29.9% and 29.4% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Democratic
5th District
Camden, Gloucester City, Bellmawr, Richwood
Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D)
Elected with 66.1% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. William Spearman (D) and Asmb. Bill Moen (D)
Elected with 34.0% and 32.8% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
6th District
Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Haddon, Voorhees
Sen. James Beach (D)
Elected with 69.4% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Louis Greenwald (D) and Asmb. Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D)
Elected with 34.8% and 33.9% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
7th District
Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Burlington, Bordentown
Sen. Troy Singleton (D)
Elected with 65.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Herb Conaway (D) and Asmb. Carol Murphy (D)
Elected with 37.7% and 37.5% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
8th District
Mansfield, Southampton, Woodland, Hammonton
Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego (D)
Elected with 52.2% in 2017 as Republican – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Jean Stanfield (R) and Asmb. Ryan Peters (R)
Neither seeking re-election – Elected with 25.4% and 25.2% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Republican
9th District
Port Republic, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Forked River
Sen. Chris Connors (R)
Elected with 64.6% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Republican
Asmb. Brian Rumpf (R) and Asmb. DiAnne Gove (R)
Elected with 34.5% and 33.8% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican

Central New Jersey

Senate Pre-Election: Republican 5, Democratic 3

Assembly Pre-Election: Democratic 8, Republican 8

10th District
Toms River, Brick, Manchester, Point Pleasant Beach
Sen. Jim Holzapfel (R)
Elected with 62.5% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Republican
Asmb. Gregory McGuckin (R) and Asmb. John Catalano (R)
Elected with 31.4% and 30.6% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican
11th District
Freehold, Ocean, Neptune, Long Branch
Sen. Vin Gopal (D)
Elected with 53.6% in 2017 – Outlook: Lean Democratic
Asmb. Joann Downey (D) and Asmb. Eric Houghtaling (D)
Elected with 26.6% and 26.6% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Democratic
12th District
Old Bridge, Manalapan, Upper Freehold, Jackson
Sen. Sam Thompson (R)
Elected with 56.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Likely Republican
Asmb. Ronald Dancer (R) and Asmb. Robert Clifton (R)
Elected with 32.1% and 31.2% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican
13th District
Marlboro, Holmdel, Hazlet, Sandy Hook
Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R)
Elected with 55.1% in 2017 – Outlook: Likely Republican
Asmb. Gerard Scharfenberger (R) and Asmb. Serena DiMaso (R)
DiMaso not seeking re-election – Elected with 29.8% and 29.2% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Republican
14th District
Cranbury, Mercerville, Robbinsville, East Windsor
Sen. Linda Greenstein (D)
Elected with 56.5% in 2017 – Outlook: Lean Democratic
Asmb. Wayne DeAngelo (D) and Asmb. Dan Benson (D)
Elected with 30.4% and 29.6% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Democratic
15th District
Trenton, Ewing, West Windsor, Lambertville
Sen. Shirley Turner (D)
Elected with 74.0% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D) and Asmb. Anthony Verrelli (D)
Elected with 39.2% and 38.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
16th District
Princeton, Flemington, Somerville, Branchburg
Sen. Kip Bateman (R)
Not seeking re-election – Elected with 50.4% in 2017 – Outlook: Lean Democratic
Asmb. Andrew Zwicker (D) and Asmb. Roy Freiman (D)
Zwicker not seeking re-election – Elected with 28.1% and 26.9% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Democratic
30th District
Belmar, Lakewood, Manasquan, Wall
Sen. Robert Singer (R)
Elected with 60.2% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Republican
Asmb. Sean Kean (R) and Asmb. Ned Thomson (R)
Elected with 36.3% and 33.8% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican

Northwest New Jersey

Senate Pre-Election: Republican 4, Democratic 0

Assembly Pre-Election: Republican 8, Democratic 0

23rd District
Hackettstown, Bound Brook, Alpha, High Bridge
Sen. Mike Doherty (R)
Elected with 59.1% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Republican
Asmb. John DiMaio (R) and Asmb. Erik Peterson (R)
Elected with 30.2% and 30.1% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican
24th District
Sussex, Hopatcong, Newton, Oxford, High Point
Sen. Steve Oroho (R)
Elected with 61.0% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Republican
Asmb. Parker Space (R) and Asmb. Hal Wirths (R)
Elected with 34.6% and 33.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Republican
25th District
Dover, Boonton, Morristown, Mendham
Sen. Tony M. Bucco (R)
Elected with 54.0% in 2020 special election – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Brian Bergen (R) and Asmb. Aura Dunn (R)
Elected with 27.0% in 2019, elected with 52.5% in 2020 special election – Outlook: 2 Lean Republican
26th District
West Milford, Kinnelon, North Caldwell, Parsippany-Troy Hills
Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R)
Elected with 56.5% in 2017 – Outlook: Likely Republican
Asmb. BettyLou DeCroce (R) and Asmb. Jay Webber (R)
DeCroce not seeking re-election – Elected with 28.4% and 28.1% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Republican

Northeast New Jersey

Senate Pre-Election: Democratic 16, Republican 3

Assembly Pre-Election: Democratic 32, Republican 6

17th District
New Brunswick, Somerset, Piscataway, Franklin
Sen. Bob Smith (D)
Elected with 71.4% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Joseph Egan (D) and Asmb. Joe Danielsen (D)
Elected with 36.5% and 36.3% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
18th District
Edison, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Metuchen
Sen. Patrick Diegnan (D)
Elected with 65.6% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Robert Karabinchak (D) and Asmb. Sterley Stanley (D)
Karabinchak elected with 29.7% in 2019 – Stanley appointed – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
19th District
Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Carteret
Sen. Joe Vitale (D)
Elected unopposed in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Craig Coughlin (D) and Asmb. Yvonne Lopez (D)
Elected with 33.6% and 32.1% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
20th District
Elizabeth, Roselle, Union, Hillside
Sen. Joseph Cryan (D)
Elected with 83.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Annette Quijano (D) and Asmb. Jamel Holley (D)
Holley not seeking re-election – Elected with 40.9% and 38.7% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
21st District
Cranford, Bernards, Summit, Watchung
Sen. Tom Kean (R)
Not seeking re-election – Elected with 54.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Jon Bramnick (R) and Asmb. Nancy Munoz (R)
Bramnick not seeking re-election – Elected with 26.0% and 25.4% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Lean Republican
22nd District
Linden, Rahway, Plainfield, Middlesex
Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D)
Elected with 67.3% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Linda Carter (D) and Asmb. James Kennedy (D)
Elected with 40.4% and 39.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
27th District
Caldwell, Florham Park, West Orange, Chatham
Sen. Dick Codey (D)
Elected with 69.7% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. John McKeon (D) and Asmb. Mila Jasey (D)
Elected with 33.0% and 32.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
28th District
Newark, Brookdale, Nutley, Irvington
Sen. Ronald Rice (D)
Elected with 96.1% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Ralph Caputo (D) and Asmb. Cleopatra Tucker (D)
Elected with 41.4% and 40.8% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
29th District
Newark, Belleville
Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D)
Elected with 87.3% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Eliana Pintor Marin (D) and Asmb. Shanique Speight (D)
Elected with 40.9% and 39.4% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
31st District
Jersey City, Bayonne
Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D)
Elected with 83.9% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Angela McKnight (D) and Asmb. Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D)
Chiaravalloti not seeking re-election – Elected with 43.3% and 39.3% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
32nd District
West New York, Secaucus, Kearny, Harrison
Sen. Nicholas Sacco (D)
Elected with 80.2% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Angelica Jimenez (D) and Asmb. Pedro Mejia (D)
Elected with 40.5% and 39.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
33rd District
Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken
Sen. Brian Stack (D)
Elected with 88.2% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Raj Mukherji (D) and Asmb. Annette Chaparro (D)
Elected with 42.4% and 42.3% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
34th District
Clifton, Montclair, East Orange
Sen. Nia Gill (D)
Elected with 84.9% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Tom Giblin (D) and Asmb. Britnee Timberlake (D)
Elected with 41.9% and 41.0% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
35th District
Paterson, Garfield, Haledon, Elmwood Park
Sen. Nelida Pou (D)
Elected with 79.0% in 2017 – Outlook: Very Safe Democratic
Asmb. Benjie Wimberly (D) and Asmb. Shavonda Sumter (D)
Elected with 43.5% and 43.4% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Very Safe Democratic
36th District
Passaic, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Cliffside Park
Sen. Paul Sarlo (D)
Elected with 65.8% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Gary Schaer (D) and Asmb. Clinton Calabrese (D)
Elected with 30.8% and 30.5% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
37th District
Alpine, Englewood, Fort Lee, Hackensack
Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D)
Not seeking re-election – Elected with 75.4% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Gordon Johnson (D) and Asmb. Valerie Huttle (D)
Neither seeking re-election – Elected with 37.4% and 37.3% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Safe Democratic
38th District
Paramus, Lodi, Hawthorne, Saddle Brook
Sen. Joe Lagana (D)
Elected with 60.1% in 2017 – Outlook: Safe Democratic
Asmb. Lisa Swain (D) and Asmb. Chris Tully (D)
Elected with 27.7% and 27.2% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Democratic
39th District
Ringwood, Mahwah, Saddle River, Dumont
Sen. Holly Schepisi (R)
Appointed in 2021 – Outlook: Lean Republican
Asmb. Robert Auth (R) and Asmb. DeAnne DeFuccio (R)
Elected with 26.5% in 2019 – DeFuccio appointed in 2021 – Outlook: 2 Lean Republican
40th District
Wayne, Ridgewood, Pompton Lakes, Totowa
Sen. Kristin Corrado (R)
Elected with 56.2% in 2017 – Outlook: Likely Republican
Asmb. Kevin Rooney (R) and Asmb. Christopher DePhillips (R)
Elected with 28.4% and 27.6% in 2019 – Outlook: 2 Likely Republican

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