District 29 covers Belleville and part of Newark in Essex County.
Heavily favoring Democrats, there are roughly equal numbers of Democrats and unaffiliated voters -- about 46 percent – while only 5 percent of voters are registered as Republicans.
Both Democratic incumbents are from Newark and both are seeking re-election. Assemblywoman L. Grace Spenser, an attorney, is finishing her fourth term. Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, who works in the Essex County Clerk's Office, is in her first year.
The Republican ticket features Nicholas G. Campione of Belleville and Jeannette Veras of Newark.