The 4th District encompasses nine communities in Camden and Gloucester counties: Chesilhurst, Clementon, Gloucester Township, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Monroe, Pitman, Washington and Winslow.
According to voter registration records, it leans heavily Democratic – about 40 percent of those who have registered with a party are Democrats, compared with about 16 percent who are Republicans. There are about 100 independents and the rest are unaffiliated.
It was a split district until the last election in 2011 when its Republican assemblyman was redistricted into the neighboring 3rd District.
The district is currently represented by three Democrats,and all are seeking re-election. Sen. Fred Madden Jr., of Sewell, is dean of the Gloucester County Police Academy and finishing a decade in the upper house. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, first elected in 2005, is a media consultant from Turnersville. Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, of Blackwood, is finishing her first term.
Opposing Madden is Republican Giancarlo D’Orazio, of Sewell, who owns an Italian ice cream company and ran unsuccessfully two years ago.
The GOP candidates for Assembly are Gloucester County Sheriff’s Officer Phil Deiser of Williamstown and Theodore Liddell, who lives in Laurel Springs and works as a healthcare compliance manager for a major biopharmaceutical company.
For more about the candidates, visit their websites: