The 3rd District encompasses 33 communities in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties: Alloway, Bridgeton, Carneys Point, Clayton, Deerfield, East Greenwich, Elk, Elmer, Elsinboro, Franklin (Gloucester), Glassboro, Greenwich (Gloucester), Logan, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, National Park, Newfield, Oldmans, Paulsboro, Penns Grove, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Quinton, Salem, South Harrison, Swedesboro, Upper Deerfield, Upper Pittsgrove, West Deptford, Woodbury Heights, Woodstown, and Woolwich.
Voter registration is 33 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican, with most of the rest unaffiliated.
Running for re-election are Democratic Assemblymen John Burzichelli, who has served since 2002, and Adam Taliaferro, appointed to a seat earlier this year.
The Republican ticket is made up of Samuel J. Maccarone Jr. of Woolwich and Leroy P. Pierce III of Pennsville. One independent, John Kalnas of Gibbstown, is also running, under the slogan “The Peoples Voice.”