Legislative District 3

NJ Spotlight | October 8, 2019 | Elections 2019

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The 3rd District encompasses 34 communities in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties: Alloway, Bridgton, Carneys Point, Clayton, Deerfield, East Greenwich, Elk, Elmer, Elsinboro, Franklin, Glassboro, Gloucester, Greenwich, Logan, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, National Park, Newfield, Oldmans, Paulsboro, Penns Grove, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Quinton, Salem, South Harrison, Swedesboro, Upper Deerfield, Upper Pittsgrove, West Deptford, Woodbury Heights, Woodstown and Woolwich.

Voter registration is 36% Democratic and 23% Republican, with most of the rest unaffiliated.

The 3rd is represented by two Democrats, both of whom are seeking re-election: Assemblymen John Burzichelli of Paulsboro and Adam Taliaferro of Swedesboro.

Challenging them are Republicans Beth Sawyer of Woolwich and Edward Durr Jr. of Swedesboro.

ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

 JOHN BURZICHELLI: DEMOCRAT (incumbent)

Hometown: Paulsboro

Occupation: Owner, producer, distributor, Hill Studio and Scenic

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ADAM TALIAFERRO: DEMOCRAT (incumbent)

Hometown: Swedesboro

Occupation: Policy analyst, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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EDWARD DURR: REPUBLICAN

Hometown: Gloucester City

Occupation: Truck driver

Top three issues: Affordability (taxes); personal freedoms (Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment); corruption (waste)

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BETH SAWYER: REPUBLICAN

Hometown: Woolwich

Occupation: Real estate agent

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