District 35 encompasses six communities in Bergen and Passaic counties: Elmwood Park, Garfield, Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson and Prospect Park.
Voter registration is 41 percent Democrat and 9 percent Republican, with half of voters unaffiliated.
Both Democrats are running for re-election. Assembly members Shavonda Sumter, a healthcare administrator, and Benjie Wimberly, recreation director for the City of Paterson and the Paterson School District, are both in their second terms.
They face the Republican team of David Jimenez of Garfield and Ilia Villanueva of Paterson.