The northernmost legislative district in the state, the 24th covers 36 communities in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties: Allamuchy, Andover Borough and Andover Township, Belvidere, Blairstown, Branchville, Byram, Frankford, Franklin (Warren), Fredon, Frelinghuysen, Green, Hamburg, Hampton, Hardwick, Hardyston, Hopatcong, Hope, Independence, Knowlton, Lafayette, Liberty, Montague, Mount Olive, Newton, Ogdensburg, Oxford, Sandyston, Sparta, Stanhope, Stillwater, Sussex, Vernon, Walpack, Wantage, and White Township.
The reddest district in the state, the 24th has 41% of its voters registered as Republicans, 24% as Democrats, and almost all the rest unaffiliated. Republicans represent this district.
Both Republican Assemblymen Parker Space, the owner of Space Farms Zoo & Museum from Wantage, and Harold J. Wirths, the former state labor commissioner from Hardyston, are seeking re-election. Their Democratic opponents are ironworker Scott Fadden of Sparta and Georgianna Carol Cook, the wife of the Senate candidate.