The 2nd District encompasses 17 communities in Atlantic County: Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena, Buena Vista, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Folsom, Hamilton, Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Mullica, Northfield, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor City.
Voter registration is 31 percent Democrat and 24 percent Republican; most of the rest are unaffiliated.
This is another of the few districts in the state with representation split between the parties, with the Democrats having won one of two Assembly seats two years ago. Both assemblymen are seeking re-election: Republican Chris A. Brown, an attorney from Ventnor, and Vincent Mazzeo, the former Democratic mayor of Northfield, who manages his family produce business.
Running with Mazzeo is Colin Bell of Northfield, while Brown’s GOP running mate is Will Pauls of Mays Landing.