Our Focus Districts
Max Rose beat out five other candidates in the Democratic primary. He’s an Army veteran (Afghanistan 2012-13) and former Chief of Staff at Brightpoint Health, a Staten Island non-profit. He’s running on a progressive platform in support of gun control, affordable health care, infrastructure improvement, affordable education, and repeal of the Trump tax bill.
His opponent, Republican incumbent Dan Donovan, is a former prosecutor and DA in Staten Island who oversaw the investigation into Eric Garner’s death, which ended with no indictment from a grand jury. And while he voted against ACA repeal after significant constituent pressure, he opposes same-sex marriage and abortion and has voted in line with the Trump position 88% of the time.
NY-11 includes all of Staten Island and several large neighborhoods in South Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst).
Democrat Antonio Delgado is a native of the district, growing up in Schenectady before attending Hamilton, Oxford, and law school at Harvard. He is the district’s first Hispanic and biracial major party nominee. His top priority is universal and affordable healthcare, but he’s also placed a focus on tax reform, infrastructure investment, equal pay, and environmental protection.
Incumbent Republican John Faso is a former lobbyist who has only held his seat for two years. While he is a vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood as a health care provider, he’s voted against all federal funding for abortion. He bills himself as a moderate who has distanced himself from Trump. But he was an architect of the ACA “repeal and replace” strategy and has voted with Trump 86% of the time.
NY-19 begins in the mid-Hudson Valley and extends north to either side of Albany. It includes the Taconic and Catskill Mountains and extensive farmland in between. Key population centers include Kingston, New Paltz, Monticello, and Hudson.
Democrat Tom Malinowski was born in Poland before coming to the U.S. He served as Bill Clinton’s National Security Council Senior Director as well as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor under President Obama. He plans to expand the ACA with a public option, and supports gun safety and climate change laws. He will vote to protect the Dreamers and replace the Republican tax law.
Republican Leonard Lance has served NJ-07 since 2009. Over the past decade he’s become more conservative along with the rest of his party. But he is one of only 23 Republicans who won a district that went to Clinton in 2016. He has strong name recognition in a district where constituents respect him as a moderate in spite of his voting record: he voted to repeal the ACA, defund Planned Parenthood, and has sided with Trump 93% of the time.
NJ-07 is made up of affluent NYC and Philadelphia suburbs along commuter lines as well as farmland stretching west to the Pennsylvania border. Key population centers include Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and a portion of Union Township.
Democrat Mikie Sherrill is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown Law. She was an aviator in the U.S. Navy for 10 years before working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in NJ. She opposes all the signature issues of the Trump administration including the tax bill, environmental deregulation, withdrawal from the Iran deal, and attempts to destabilize the Healthcare marketplace.
Her opponent, Jay Webber, is a five-term Republican State Assemblyman who supports tax cuts and tax relief but has failed to specify a position on the recent tax bill. He opposes sanctuary cities as well as federal funding for Planned Parenthood. He’s also received a 93% rating from the NRA. He’s an extreme conservative running in a state that has traditionally favored moderates.
NJ-11, just west of Newark and Paterson, contains most of Morris County as well as portions of Essex, Sussex, and Passaic counties. It's primary population centers are Parsipanny-Troy Hills, Morristown, and Fairfield.