Elected Candidates - November 7, 2017
Phil Murphy - Governor of New Jersey
Phil Murphy has spent his life trying to fix problems and make people's lives better. A businessman, and not a career politician, Phil has fought for opportunity, fairness and justice through his involvement in the Democratic Party. His experience, values and understanding that insider politics has failed us, Phil is committed to building a better New Jersey for everyone.
Sheila Oliver - Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
Sheila Oliver has served in the NJ General Assembly since 2004, where she has represented the 34th Legislative District. She has served as Speaker of the NJ General Assembly from 2010 - 2014, making her only the 2nd woman to serve as Speaker.
Outside of the Legislature, Ms. Oliver works as an assistant administrator for Essex County.
Andrew Zwicker - NJ State Assembly - Legislative District 16
Andrew Zwicker, is seeking his second term to the NJ State Assembly. In his 1st term, Andrew was the Primary Sponsor of 20 Bills and the Co-Sponsor of many others. Andrew has focused his attention to many environmental issues as well as health care issues, domestic violence and a statewide gun buyback program.
Andrew Zwicker, a scientist and teacher, has devoted his career to finding solutions to difficult problems. Offering fresh ideas, Andrew will continue to bring his pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to government.
Roy Freiman - NJ State Assembly - Legislative District 16
As a proven leader at Prudential for over 20 years, Roy will bring a dynamic energy to the Senate. Roy understands an important factor in succeeding is to provide solutions to issues. He also understands that collaboration is the key to finding the best solution. Our broken pension system and a struggling economy are two of his key concerns. Roy will use the principles of collaboration to get the right solutions in the Legislature.
Roy joins Andrew Zwicker on the Democratic ticket for State Assembly.
Reed Gusciora - NJ State Assembly Legislative District 15
A strong progressive voice, Reed Gusciora has consistently played a pivotal role introducing numerous policies and legislation. Reed has been an advocate for State workers' rights and is a proponent of legally mandating quarterly pension payouts. Reed has spearheaded and passed legislation banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking). When you look at Reed's record, it is apparent that he works hard on legislative initiatives that are in the best interest of all his constituents.
Verlina Reynolds-Jackson - NJ State Assembly Legislative District 15
Verlina Reynolds-Jackson became a member of the General Assembly in February 2018, replacing Liz Muoio after she left office to serve as State Treasurer under Governor Phil Murphy.
Ms Reynolds-Jackson has served as a councilwoman in Trenton since 2010 and was an employee of the State Department of Community Affairs. Her goals as a State Assemblywoman are to help lower taxes, fully fund all schools and improve affordable housing. Reynolds-Jackson has a sociology degree from Trenton State College and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Shirley Turner - State Senate Legislative District 15
Shirley Turner has been the champion of many causes for her constituents in District 15. Shirley knows she has to balance the needs in rural areas like East & West Amwell, but also address concerns of communities such as Lambertville, Pennington and Trenton. The key to her success is understanding the diversities within her district and finding commonality among them. Because of her vast outreach in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, Shirley Turner has been instrumental in shaping initiatives sta tewide.
Shirley serves on the Senate Education Committee as Vice Chair and is on the Legislative Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.