District 14 encompasses nine communities in Mercer and Middlesex counties: Cranbury, East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Jamesburg, Monroe, Plainsboro, Robbinsville and Spotswood.
Almost half of all registered voters are unaffiliated, but of those who have chosen a party, 33 percent are Democrats and 18 percent Republicans.
This is one of several battlegrounds for both parties this year.
The three incumbents, all Democrats, are all seeking re-election. Sen. Linda Greenstein of Plainsboro has spent the last 13 years in the Legislature, moving up to the Senate by winning a special election in 2010. Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson, of Hamilton, is a consultant finishing his first term in the lower house. Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, an assistant business manager with a union, has been in the Assembly since 2008 and also lives in Hamilton.
The Republican team of challengers is headed by Peter Inverso, of Hamilton, the longtime former senator for the district and president of Roma Bank. His running mates are Steven Cook, of Hamilton, Inverso’s former chief of staff and the executive director of Arc Mercer, and Ronald Haas, of Monroe. There is a full Libertarian slate, as well. Seeking the Senate seat is Don Dezarn, of East Windsor, senior operations manager at Princeton University and a veteran. The Assembly candidates are Steven Uccio, of East Windsor, and Sean O'Connor, of Hightstown.
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