June 6, 2019 | Number of The Day
Record number of NJ women who won primary races for Assembly seats

This year, a record 59 women (38 Democrats, 21 Republicans) will compete in November’s general election for Assembly seats. In the 2019 election cycle, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, 63 women (41 Democrats, 22 Republicans) filed as primary candidates for state Assembly seats. The New Jersey State Senate does not have elections in this cycle.

Of the 59 women who will be on the ballot in November, 25 (20 Democrats, five Republicans) are incumbents; 27 (12 Democrats, 15 Republicans) are running as challengers; seven (six Democrats, one Republican) are running for open seats.