Legislative District 15

NJ Spotlight | October 8, 2019 | Elections 2019

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The 15th District is made up of 10 communities in Hunterdon and Mercer counties: East Amwell, Ewing, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Lambertville, Lawrence, Pennington, Trenton, West Amwell, and West Windsor.

This is a blue district, as voter registration is 47% Democratic and 14% Republican; most other district voters are unaffiliated.

Both incumbents are seeking re-election to second terms. They are Verlina Reynolds-Jackson of Trenton and Anthony S. Verrelli of Pennington.

Only one Republican filed: Jennifer Williams of Trenton.

An independent ticket is also running under the Legalize Marijuana Party banner. The candidates are Edward “NJ Weedman” Forchion of Trenton and Dioh Williams of Ewing.

ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

VERLINA REYNOLDS-JACKSON: DEMOCRAT (incumbent)

Hometown: Trenton

Occupation: Grants administrator for County of Mercer

Top three issues: Health and senior services; voting rights/social justice; education

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ANTHONY S. VERRELLI: DEMOCRAT (incumbent)

Hometown: Hopewell Township

Occupation: Senior representative, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters

Top three issues: Enhancing mental health/addiction services; expanding economic justice; restoring aging infrastructure.

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JENNIFER WILLIAMS: REPUBLICAN

Hometown: Trenton

Occupation: Government contractor

Top three issues: Property-tax reform; affordability; safe drinking water

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EDWARD “NJ WEEDMAN” FORCHION: INDEPENDENT (Legalize Marijuana Party)

Hometown: Trenton

Follow this link for more information: edforchion@yahoo.com

 

DIOH WILLIAMS: INDEPENDENT (Legalize Marijuana Party)

Hometown: Ewing

For more information: diohemman@live.com