Voter Guide 2015: District 11

NJ Spotlight | October 14, 2015 | Elections 2015, Politics

District 11 encompasses 18 municipalities in Monmouth County: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune Borough, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, and West Long Branch.

This is one of the rare districts whose representation does not seem to match its voter registration. Three Republicans represent the 11th, but there are more registered Democrats than Republicans, 27 percent versus 20 percent. However, the majority of voters are not affiliated with a major party and they tend to vote “red” in this district.

The 11th is represented in the Assembly by two Republicans, both of whom are seeking re-election. Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini of Ocean Township, executive director of a Monmouth County nonprofit, is finishing her third term in the lower house. Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande of Colts Neck also joined the Assembly in 2008.

The two Democrats hoping to unseat them are Eric Houghtaling of Neptune Township and Joann Downey of Freehold Township.