The 9th District encompasses 24 communities in Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean counties: Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Bass River, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley, Eagleswood, Galloway, Harvey Cedars, Lacey, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach, Ocean Gate, Ocean Township, Pine Beach, Port Republic, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River, Stafford, Surf City, Tabernacle, Tuckerton, and Washington.
Most voters have chosen not to register with one of the major parties. Of those who have, 33 percent are Republicans and 23 percent are Democrats.
Running for re-election are both Republican incumbents: Assembly members Brian Rumpf, a former mayor of Little Egg Harbor, and Dianne C. Gove, a former mayor of Long Beach.
The Democrats’ slate is composed of Sarah Collins of West Creek and Wayne Lewis of Galloway.