The 10th District covers 10 Jersey Shore communities in Ocean County: Bay Head, Brick, Island Heights, Lakehurst, Lavallette, Manchester, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, and Toms River.
The district leans “red,” with 32 percent of voters registered as Republicans, 23 percent as Democrats, and most of the rest unaffiliated.
Three Republicans represent the district, and all of them are seeking re-election. Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin are from Toms River, and Assemblyman Dave Wolfe lives in Brick.
The slate of Democratic challengers is Emma L. Mammano of Brick for Senate, and Michael B. Cooke and Raymond Baker, both of Toms River, for Assembly.