The 28th District covers four Essex County communities — Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, and Nutley — and a portion of Newark.
A “blue” majority district, about 52 percent of its voters are Democrats, with only 8 percent Republican and most of the rest unaffiliated.
All the Democrats are seeking re-election. Sen. Ronald L. Rice of Newark is running with Assembly members Cleopatra Tucker, also of Newark, and Ralph Caputo, of Nutley.
The Republicans did not field a Senate candidate. Running for the Assembly are James Boydston of Bloomfield and Veronica Branch of Newark.