Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman won their primary against opposition candidate Jill LaZare. With their victory they are officially set to face off against Republicans Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz in the general election on November 5.
Mandelblatt and Gunderman hosted a primary night party at their headquarters office in Berkeley Heights where they spoke to their supporters. “Thank you all for your support. We could not have gotten here without you,” said Mandelblatt. “Stacey and I look forward to defeating Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz in November. We are off to a great start with our resounding victory tonight and our fast start in fundraising and volunteer efforts.”
Mandelblatt and Gunderman enjoy the support of a wide range of current and former elected officials including Congressman Tom Malinowski, Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle, and former Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt, as well as former LD 21 candidate Lacey Rzeszowski, and Action Together New Jersey. Most recently Mandelblatt and Gunderman were named Gun Sense Distinction Candidates by Moms Demand Action.
“Tonight, we put Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz on notice that their terms are ending in November,” said Gunderman. “Lisa and I are so thankful for your support in getting us here. Now the real work begins. We are more than up for the challenge. Lisa and I have already knocked on hundreds of doors. Over the summer and fall we are going to knock on thousands more. Our opponents barely won in 2017, and with your help we’re going to finish the job in 2019.”
Mandelblatt and Gunderman are running for State Assembly in the 21st Legislative District. The district runs from Roselle Park and Springfield in the east to Bernards Township in the west.