The 3rd District encompasses 33 communities in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties: Alloway, Bridgeton, Carneys Point, Clayton, Deerfield, East Greenwich, Elk, Elmer, Elsinboro, Franklin (Gloucester), Glassboro, Greenwich (Gloucester), Logan, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, National Park, Newfield, Oldmans, Paulsboro, Penns Grove, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Quinton, Salem, South Harrison, Swedesboro, Upper Deerfield, Upper Pittsgrove, West Deptford, Woodbury Heights, Woodstown, and Woolwich.
Voter registration is 36 percent Democratic and 21 percent Republican, with most of the rest unaffiliated.
This district is home of Sen. President Stephen Sweeney and he is on the ballot again, facing a challenge from Republican Fran Grenier of Woodstown — and the ire and funding of the New Jersey Education Association.
Also seeking re-election are both Democratic Assemblymen, John Burzichelli of Paulsboro and Adam Taliaferro of Swedesboro. Their GOP challengers are Philip J. Donohue of Alloway and Linwood H. Donelson III of Salem. Independent Edward Durr of Swedesboro is running under the slogan “One for All.”