Legislative District 30

NJ Spotlight | October 8, 2019 | Elections 2019

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The 30th District encompasses 14 communities in Monmouth and Ocean counties: Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Lakewood, Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall.

More than a third of registered voters are Republicans, while 20% are Democrats, and most of the others are unaffiliated.

The Republican incumbents are on the ballot: Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward H. Thomson, both of Wall.

The Democrats’ team features Steven Farkas of Freehold and Yasin “Jason” Celik of Howell.

Frequent candidate Hank Schroeder of Sea Girt is running as an independent under the slogan The Other Candidate.

ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

SEAN KEAN: REPUBLICAN (incumbent)

Hometown: Wall

Occupation: Attorney

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EDWARD THOMPSON: REPUBLICAN (incumbent)

Hometown: Wall

Occupation: Actuary

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YASIN “JASON” CELIK: DEMOCRAT

Hometown: Howell

Occupation: Legal services

Top three issues: Provide affordable health care and higher education; create good-paying jobs of the future while protecting our environment; pass marijuana legislation and ease the opioid crisis

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STEVEN FARKAS: DEMOCRAT

Hometown: Freehold

Occupation: Writer

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HANK SCHROEDER: Independent (The Other Candidate)

Hometown: Sea Girt

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