District 32 encompasses nine communities in Bergen and Hudson counties: East Newark, Edgewater, Fairview, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus and West New York.
The Democrats are the clear majority here, comprising 52 percent of all registered voters. About 9 percent of voters are Republicans, with the remainder unaffiliated or aligning with a third party.
Both Assembly members, both Democrats, are seeking re-election. Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, a construction code official from Secaucus, was first elected in 2004 and serves as speaker of the lower house. Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, a MRI, CT and mammography radiographer specialist who resides in West New York, is in her second term.
The Republican ticket includes Lisamarie Tusa of Secaucus and Frank Miqueli of West New York.