The 35th District encompasses six communities in Bergen and Passaic counties: Elmwood Park, Garfield, Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson, and Prospect Park.
Voter registration is 47 percent Democrat and 10 percent Republican, with almost half of voters unaffiliated.
All Democratic incumbents are on the ballot. Assembly members Shavonda Sumter, a healthcare administrator from Paterson, and Benjie Wimberly, recreation director for the City of Paterson and the Paterson School District, are running with Sen. Nellie Pou of North Haledon.
The Republican team features Marwan Sholakh of North Haledon for Senate, and Ibrahim Mahmoud of Paterson and Nihad Younes of Haledon for Assembly.