Meet the Candidates

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 50 (67%) of the 75 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 49 Democrats and 1 Republican are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 25 (32%) of the 78 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Seven other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 26: Incumbent Patricia Morgan (R) will face Nicholas Denice (D) and Paul Caianiello, Jr. (I) in the general election. Morgan defeated Denice in the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso (R) will face Mark Weiner (D) in the general election. Giarrusso won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Linda Dill Finn (D) will face Daniel Reilly (R) in the general election. Dill Finn defeated Reilly in the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 31: Incumbent Doreen Costa (R) will face Julie Casimiro (D) in the general election. Costa won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 32: Incumbent Robert Craven (D) will face Sharon Gamba (R) in the general election. Craven won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent Spencer Dickinson will face Kathleen Fogarty in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Lacey McGreevy (R) in the general election. Dickinson won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Larry Valencia is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He will face the winner of the Republican primary between Michael Picillo and Justin Price. Valencia won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Jeremiah O’Grady will face John J. Cullen in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Matthew Guerra in the general election. O’Grady defeated Guerra in the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 47: Incumbent Cale Keable is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Keable won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 67: Incumbent Jan Malik is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Malik won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 16 incumbents will primary face competition on September 9. Five incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 54 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

http://ballotpedia.org

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