The 5th District encompasses 19 communities in Gloucester and Camden counties: Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden, Deptford, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Harrison, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mantua, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede, Wenonah, Westville, Woodbury, and Woodlynne.
This is a safe Democratic district, with about 45 percent of registered voters identifying with the blue party, 14 percent Republican, and most of the rest unaffiliated.
The retirement of Democratic Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones is opening up a seat in the lower house. William Moen Jr. of Camden has filed for her seat and is running with the district’s other Assemblyman, William Spearman, also of Camden. A third Democrat had filed but a challenge knocked him off the ballot.
The Republican ticket comprises Nicholas Kush of Runnemede and, running in his second primary in a row, Kevin Ehret of Haddon Heights.