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Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) stand on opposing general election sides of the state’s lone state senate contest in Legislative District 1.
Sweeney backs his colleague, Senator Bob Andrzejczak (D-1), while Ciattarelli, a 2021 Republican canddiate for governor, supports Vineland attorney Michael Testa.
Here are the statements of support of the party leaders for their respective candidates:
Ciattarelli on Testa:
“The voters in Legislative District 1 need to elect Michael Testa for two reasons. First, Mike will be a fierce advocate for the property tax relief and economic development the region so desperately needs. Second, as a Republican, Mike will bring necessary balance to the South Jersey delegation and fervent opposition to Phil Murphy’s increasingly out-of-touch agenda, which encourages illegal immigration and only makes New Jersey more unaffordable.”