New Jersey's 1st Legislative District is the southernmost district in the state, covering Cape May and parts of Atlantic and Cumberland counties.
It is one of the few districts where some of the lawmakers are not members of the party in the majority. The plurality of voters is unaffiliated, but of those registered, Republicans outnumber Democrats.
The district is one of the rare ones in New Jersey that has split representation, with the GOP taking one of the seats in 2013: Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, a former Army sergeant, is a Democrat, and Assemblyman Samuel L. Fiocchi is a Republican. Andrzejczak is running with R. Bruce Land. Fiocchi's running mate is Jim Sauro. This is considered among the most competitive races in the state, in part because of the GOP skew.