Voter Guide 2015: District 31

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

District 31 covers Bayonne and part of Jersey City.

Almost half of all voters in the district are registered as Democrats, and they outnumber unaffiliated voters. Fewer than 7 percent are registered as Republicans.

After winning the most contested Democratic primary in the state last June, Angela V. McKnight of Jersey City and Nicholas Chiaravalloti of Bayonne — the candidates backed by the Hudson County organization — are on the ballot, looking to replace Assemblymen Charles Mainor and Jason O’Donnell, neither of whom sought re-election.

The Republican ticket features Matthew Kopko of Bayonne and Herminio Mendoza of Jersey City. Two independents — Anthony Zanowic and Alejandro Rodriguez, both from Bayonne — are running under the slogan “Your Independent Leadership.”