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The 22nd District includes 11 communities in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties: Clark, Dunellen, Fanwood, Green Brook, Linden, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains, and Winfield.
Voter registration is 49% Democratic and 15% Republican, with the rest mostly unaffiliated. Democrats control this district.
After winning a primary battle, Democratic incumbent Assembly members James Kennedy, the former mayor of Rahway, and Linda Carter of Clark are defending their seats.
They have only one Republican opponent, Patricia Quattrocchi of Clark.
LINDA CARTER (incumbent): DEMOCRAT
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JAMES KENNEDY (incumbent): DEMOCRAT
Occupation: Principal, Skye Consulting LLC
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PATRICIA QUATTROCCHI: REPUBLICAN
Occupation: Retired executive search consultant
Top three issues: Sensible spending of tax dollars; medical decisions made between doctor and patient, not insurance company; halting court-mandated building projects/overdevelopment.