District 32 encompasses nine communities in Bergen and Hudson counties: East Newark, Edgewater, Fairview, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus and West New York.
The Democrats are the clear majority here, comprising 53 percent of all those registered. About 9 percent of voters are Republicans, with the remainder unaffiliated or aligning with a third party.
The district is represented by three Democrats and all are running for re-election. Sen. Nicholas Sacco is a school administrator who has served in the upper house since 1994 and is also the current mayor of North Bergen. Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, a construction code official from Secaucus, was first elected in 2004. Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, a MRI, CT and mammography radiographer specialist who resides in West New York, is finishing her first term.
Opposing Sacco is Republican candidate Paul Castelli, of Kearny. The Democratic challengers for the Assembly are both from West New York: Lee Marie Gomez and Maria Malavasi-Quartello.
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