Situated along the Delaware River, the 6th District encompasses 15 communities straddling Burlington and Camden counties: Berlin Township, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Haddon, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Maple Shade, Merchantville, Oaklyn, Pennsauken, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock and Voorhees.
This has been a solidly Democratic district, with 47% registering with the blue party and about 18% registering as Republicans. Most of the rest are not affiliated with any party.
Democratic Sen. James Beach, a property-damage specialist from Voorhees, is facing a challenge from John Foley, a Haddon Township Republican who is the chief financial officer for the Cherry Hill Fire Department.
The Assembly contest pits two Democratic incumbents against two Republican challengers. The Democrats are Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald, the current majority leader who lives in Voorhees, and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, who manages conference and dining services at the University of Pennsylvania who lives in Cherry Hill. The Republicans are Edwin Farmer, a Cherry Hill man who works in the information technology industry, and Richard Super, who is vice chair of the New Jersey Better Business Bureau and lives in Haddonfield.