District 37 includes 13 communities in Bergen County: Alpine, Bogota, Cresskill, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Leonia, Northvale, Palisades Park, Rockleigh, Teaneck and Tenafly.
Voter registration is 43 percent Democrat and 12 percent Republican; most other district voters are unaffiliated.
Both Democratic incumbents seek re-election. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, of Englewood, is a funeral director finishing her fifth term in the Statehouse. Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, of Englewood, is a former Bergen County sheriff who now works as a consultant; he was first elected to the Assembly in 2002.
Republicans Joseph M. Fiscella and Gino P. Tessaro are running as a team for their party’s nomination.