26th Legislative District (New Jersey)

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New Jersey's 26th Legislative District
New Jersey Legislative Districts Map (2011) D26 hl.svg
SenatorJoseph Pennacchio (R)
Assembly membersJay Webber (R)
BettyLou DeCroce (R)
Registration
Demographics
Population217,839
Voting-age population168,967
Registered voters157,598

New Jersey's 26th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature. As of the 2011 apportionment, the district includes the Essex County communities of Fairfield Township, North Caldwell Borough, Verona Township and West Caldwell Township; the Morris County municipalities of Butler Borough, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon Borough, Lincoln Park Borough, Montville Township, Morris Plains Borough, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and Rockaway Township; along with the Passaic County community of West Milford Township.[1][2]

Demographic characteristics[edit]

As of the 2010 Census, the district had a population of 217,839, of whom 168,967 (77.6%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 178,956 (82.2%) White, 4,223 (1.9%) African American, 377 (0.2%) Native American, 26,695 (12.3%) Asian, 25 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 3,563 (1.6%) from some other race, and 4,000 (1.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14,606 (6.7%) of the population.[3] The 26th District had 157,598 registered voters as of November 30, 2017, of whom 62,811 (39.9%) were registered as unaffiliated, 54,856 (34.8%) were registered as Republicans, 39,184 (24.9%) were registered as Democrats, and 747 (0.5%) were registered to other parties.[4]

The Asian population was above the state average, while there were relatively few African American and Hispanic residents in the district. The percentage of children receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families was the fourth lowest of any district and the percentage of the population age 65 and over was eighth highest. The district had one of the lowest percentages in the state of registered Democrats, with Republicans outnumbering Democrats by a more than 2–1 margin.[5][6]

Apportionment history[edit]

The 26th District when it was created in 1973 along with the 40-district legislative map was based in the urban area around The Oranges, specifically West Orange, Orange, East Orange, and a small sliver of the North Ward of Newark.[7] In the 1981 redistricting, the district moved out of Essex County and was routed along the eastern border Morris County from Chatham Township to Kinnelon including Parsippany-Troy Hills and Morris Plains and northern Passaic County's West Milford and Ringwood.[8] Following the 1991 redistricting, Chatham Township was removed but Madison and Mountain Lakes were added in Morris County; in Passaic County however, West Milford and Ringwood were shifted to the 40th District, Bloomingdale and Pompton Lakes instead made up the Passaic portion of the district during this decade. West Caldwell, Caldwell, and Fairfield Township in Essex Count were now included within the district.[9]

Changes to the district made in the 2001 legislative apportionment based on the results of the 2000 United States Census added Hanover Township (from the District 25) and West Milford Township (from District 40) and removed Madison Borough (to the District 21), Mountain Lakes (to District 25) and Fairfield Township and West Caldwell Township (to District 27).[10] Changes to the district made as part of the 2011 apportionment include the addition of Fairfield Township (from District 27), Jefferson Township (from District 25), North Caldwell Borough (from District 27), Rockaway Township (from District 25), Verona Township (from District 40) and West Caldwell Township (from District 27). The 2011 apportionment removed Bloomingdale (to District 39), Chatham Borough (to District 21), East Hanover Township, Florham Park Borough, and Hanover Township (to District 27), Pequannock Township, Pompton Lakes Borough, and Riverdale Borough (to District 40),[11]

Political representation[edit]

The district is represented for the 2018–2019 Legislative Session (Senate, General Assembly) in the State Senate by Joseph Pennacchio (R, Montville) and in the General Assembly by Jay Webber (R, Morris Plains) and BettyLou DeCroce (R, Parsippany-Troy Hills).[12][13]

Election history[edit]

In the 1977 Democratic primary for the Senate seat, incumbent Frank J. Dodd faced opposition from Assemblyman Eldridge Hawkins and tennis star Althea Gibson, who was serving as state Athletic Commissioner. Dodd was supported by the Essex County Democratic organization under County Chairman Harry Lerner. With Gibson and Hawkins splitting the anti-organization vote, Dodd won the nomination and the subsequent general election.[14]

In 1983, Leanna Brown challenged her former running-mate, James P. Vreeland, for the Republican nomination for State Senate in the Republican primary in what the Philadelphia Daily News described as a "stunning upset" and was elected to the State Senate, becoming the first woman from the Republican Party to serve in the upper house of the State Legislature.[15][16] In 1993, Brown resigned from the Senate after she was appointed to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, initially to serve out the unexpired term of Charles J. Irwin. Assemblymember Robert Martin was chosen to fill Brown's vacancy in the Senate.[17]

In December 1988 Governor of New Jersey Thomas Kean nominated Ralph A. Loveys to succeed Joseph A. Sullivan as the chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority[18] In January 1989, Alex DeCroce, a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was named to fill Loveys' vacant seat in the General Assembly.[19]

Carol J. Murphy was nominated in February 2001 to serve on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities by Acting Governor of New Jersey Donald DiFrancesco. In February 2001, a special convention of district Republicans chose Joseph Pennacchio to fill the General Assembly seat vacated by Murphy.[20]

Alex DeCroce died on January 9, 2012, after collapsing in a bathroom inside the Statehouse, just moments after the 214th Legislature held its final voting session.[21] On January 25, 2012, his widow, BettyLou DeCroce, was selected by the Morris County Republican Committee to replace him in the Assembly until a November 2012 special election was held.[22] She won the special election and subsequent general elections running with Jay Webber.

Session Senate Assembly
1974–1975 Frank J. Dodd (D) Richard Codey (D) Eldridge Hawkins (D)
1976–1977 Richard Codey (D) Eldridge Hawkins (D)
1978–1979 Frank J. Dodd (D) Richard Codey (D) Mildred Barry Garvin (D)
1980–1981 Richard Codey (D) Mildred Barry Garvin (D)
1982–1983 James P. Vreeland (R) Leanna Brown (R) Dean Gallo (R)
1984–1985 Leanna Brown (R) Ralph A. Loveys (R) Dean Gallo (R)[n 1]
Robert Martin (R)[n 2]
1986–1987 Ralph A. Loveys (R) Robert Martin (R)
1988–1989 Leanna Brown (R) Ralph A. Loveys (R)[n 3] Robert Martin (R)
Alex DeCroce (R)[n 4]
1990–1991[23] Alex DeCroce (R) Robert Martin (R)
1992–1993 Leanna Brown (R)[n 5] Alex DeCroce (R) Robert Martin (R)[n 6]
Robert Martin (R)[n 6] Carol J. Murphy (R)[n 7]
1994–1995[24] Robert Martin (R) Alex DeCroce (R) Carol J. Murphy (R)
1996–1997 Alex DeCroce (R) Carol J. Murphy (R)
1998–1999[25] Robert Martin (R) Alex DeCroce (R) Carol J. Murphy (R)
2000–2001[26] Alex DeCroce (R) Carol J. Murphy (R)[n 8]
Joseph Pennacchio (R)[n 9]
2002–2003[27] Robert Martin (R) Alex DeCroce (R) Joseph Pennacchio (R)
2004–2005[28] Robert Martin (R) Alex DeCroce (R) Joseph Pennacchio (R)
2006–2007 Alex DeCroce (R) Joseph Pennacchio (R)
2008–2009 Joseph Pennacchio (R) Alex DeCroce (R) Jay Webber (R)
2010–2011[29] Alex DeCroce (R)[n 10] Jay Webber (R)
2012–2013 Joseph Pennacchio (R) BettyLou DeCroce (R)[n 11] Jay Webber (R)
2014–2015[30] Joseph Pennacchio (R) BettyLou DeCroce (R) Jay Webber (R)
2016–2017 BettyLou DeCroce (R) Jay Webber (R)
2018–2019 Joseph Pennacchio (R) BettyLou DeCroce (R) Jay Webber (R)
  1. ^ Resigned December 6, 1984 following his election to Congress
  2. ^ Elected to the Assembly in January 1985 special election, sworn in on February 4, 1985
  3. ^ Resigned January 10, 1989 to become Chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  4. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on January 28, 1989
  5. ^ Resigned July 7, 1993 to join the New Jersey Casino Control Commission
  6. ^ a b Appointed to the Senate on August 16, 1993
  7. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on September 13, 1993
  8. ^ Resigned February 13, 2001 to become a Board of Public Utilities commissioner
  9. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on February 25, 2001
  10. ^ Died January 9, 2012
  11. ^ Appointed to the Assembly on January 25, 2012, won November 6, 2012 special election to complete term

Election results[edit]

Senate[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Pennacchio 32,269 56.5 Decrease 8.5
Democratic Elliot Isibor 24,867 43.5 Increase 8.5
Total votes 57,136 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Pennacchio 35,772 65.0 Increase 0.7
Democratic Avery Ann Hart 19,250 35.0 Increase 2.2
Total votes 55,022 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Pennacchio 20,230 64.3
Democratic Wasim Khan 10,317 32.8
Scafa For Senate Joseph Scafa 913 2.9
Total votes 31,460 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Pennacchio 26,567 66.4 Increase 0.4
Democratic Wasim A. Khan 13,442 33.6 Decrease 0.4
Total votes 40,009 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 21,733 66.0 Increase 0.1
Democratic Daniel L. Grant 11,216 34.0 Decrease 0.1
Total votes 32,949 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Martin 38,779 65.9
Democratic Paul E. Pinney 20,090 34.1
Total votes 58,869 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[37][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 43,994 92.6 Increase 23.2
Conservative Virginia P. Bauer 3,505 7.4 N/A
Total votes 47,499 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1993[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 45,217 69.4 Decrease 8.8
Democratic E. Drew Britcher 19,935 30.6 Increase 8.8
Total votes 65,152 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1991[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leanna Brown 34,063 78.2
Democratic Drew Britcher 9,514 21.8
Total votes 43,577 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1987[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leanna Brown 25,260 74.1 Increase 5.9
Democratic Helen Litwin 8,839 25.9 Decrease 5.9
Total votes 34,099 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1983[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leanna Brown 24,348 68.2 Decrease 1.7
Democratic Anthony Calvino 11,342 31.8 Increase 1.7
Total votes 35,690 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1981[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James P. Vreeland 38,141 69.9
Democratic Benjamin Steltzer 16,414 30.1
Total votes 54,555 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1977[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank J. Dodd 27,293 75.0 Decrease 0.1
Republican Nancy Jane Schron 8,847 24.3 Decrease 0.6
Libertarian Kenneth R. Kaplan 250 0.7 N/A
Total votes 36,390 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1973[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank J. Dodd 33,223 75.1
Republican Salvatore J. Beninati 11,012 24.9
Total votes 44,235 100.0

Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jay Webber 31,810 28.2 Decrease 2.1
Republican BettyLou DeCroce 31,766 28.2 Decrease 1.9
Democratic Joseph R. Raich 24,732 22.0 Increase 2.6
Democratic E. William Edge 24,362 21.6 Increase 2.8
Total votes 112,670 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015[47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jay Webber 13,739 30.3 Decrease 2.3
Republican BettyLou DeCroce 13,666 30.1 Decrease 2.8
Democratic Avery Hart 8,805 19.4 Increase 2.0
Democratic Wayne B. Marek 8,525 18.8 Increase 1.7
Green Jimmy D. Brash 666 1.5 N/A
Total votes 45,401 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican BettyLou DeCroce 35,352 32.9 Increase 0.9
Republican Jay Webber 35,028 32.6 Increase 1.2
Democratic Elliot Isibor 18,720 17.4 Increase 0.6
Democratic Joseph Raich 18,379 17.1 Decrease 0.5
Total votes 107,479 100.0
Special election, November 6, 2012[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Betty Lou DeCroce 51,485 60.5
Democratic Joseph R. Raich 33,618 39.5
Total votes 85,103 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alex DeCroce 19,696 32.0
Republican Jay Webber 19,543 31.8
Democratic Joseph Raich 10,847 17.6
Democratic Elliot Isibor 10,319 16.8
Green Michael Spector 1,095 1.8
Total votes 61,500 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2009[50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alex DeCroce 43,647 34.7 Increase 2.6
Republican Jay Webber 42,077 33.4 Increase 2.6
Democratic Wayne B. Marek 20,107 16.0 Decrease 0.9
Democratic Douglas Herbert 20,015 15.9 Decrease 1.2
Total votes 125,846 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alex DeCroce 25,342 32.1 Increase 1.9
Republican Jay Webber 24,307 30.8 Increase 1.7
Democratic David Modrak 13,488 17.1 Decrease 3.0
Democratic Wayne Marek 13,308 16.9 Decrease 2.5
Green Michael Spector 971 1.2 N/A
Green Matthew Norton 935 1.2 N/A
Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan 577 0.7 Increase 0.1
Total votes 78,928 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2005[52]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alex DeCroce 35,646 30.2 Decrease 2.5
Republican Joe Pennacchio 34,331 29.1 Decrease 3.1
Democratic Kathleen Lynch-McCabe 23,795 20.1 Increase 2.2
Democratic Avery Hart 22,881 19.4 Increase 2.2
Libertarian Anthony Pio Costa 833 0.7 N/A
Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan 660 0.6 N/A
Total votes 118,146 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alex DeCroce 20,882 32.7 Decrease 1.5
Republican Joe Pennacchio 20,609 32.2 Decrease 0.2
Democratic Laurie Fierro 11,467 17.9 Increase 1.0
Democratic Patrick J. Caserta 10,972 17.2 Increase 0.8
Total votes 63,930 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alex DeCroce 39,381 34.2
Republican Joseph Pennacchio 37,251 32.4
Democratic Joseph Raich 19,491 16.9
Democratic Sergio Bio 18,870 16.4
Total votes 114,993 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1999[55]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Carol J. Murphy 19,150 33.1 Decrease 1.5
Republican Alex DeCroce 19,054 33.0 Decrease 1.1
Democratic Robert Dombrowski 9,027 15.6 Increase 1.4
Democratic Michael J. Butchko 8,964 15.5 Increase 1.4
Conservative Stephen A. Bauer 793 1.4 Decrease 0.1
Conservative Martin J. McGrath 789 1.4 Decrease 0.1
Total votes 57,777 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[56][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Carol J. Murphy 41,044 34.6 Increase 1.0
Republican Alex DeCroce 40,469 34.1 Increase 0.6
Democratic Daniel L. Grant 16,891 14.2 Decrease 1.3
Democratic Michael B. McGlynn 16,787 14.1 Decrease 1.1
Conservative Stephen A. Bauer 1,793 1.5 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Martin J. McGrath 1,729 1.5 N/A
Total votes 118,713 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1995[57][58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Carol J. Murphy 22,041 33.6 Decrease 1.2
Republican Alex DeCroce 21,988 33.5 Decrease 0.4
Democratic Paul M. Olinski 10,182 15.5 Decrease 0.5
Democratic Jere E. Cole, Jr. 9,950 15.2 Decrease 0.1
Conservative Stephen A. Bauer 1,405 2.1 N/A
Total votes 65,566 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1993[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Carol J. Murphy 45,593 34.8 Decrease 2.8
Republican Alex DeCroce 44,461 33.9 Decrease 3.7
Democratic Lorelei N. Mottese 21,013 16.0 Increase 3.9
Democratic Daniel G. Tauriello 20,014 15.3 Increase 3.9
Total votes 131,081 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1991[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Martin 32,337 37.6
Republican Alex DeCroce 32,303 37.6
Democratic Patricia Pilson Scott 10,363 12.1
Democratic Jerry Vitiello 9,809 11.4
Populist ('84-'96) Richard Hrazanek 1,078 1.3
Total votes 85,890 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1989[59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 32,631 32.2 Decrease 2.2
Republican Alex DeCroce 32,583 32.2 Decrease 1.6
Democratic Carlton W. Hansen, Jr. 18,094 17.9 Increase 1.5
Democratic Fred Liebhauser 17,969 17.7 Increase 2.3
Total votes 101,277 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1987[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 22,915 34.4 Decrease 3.2
Republican Ralph A. Loveys 22,475 33.8 Decrease 3.7
Democratic Drew Britcher 10,936 16.4 Increase 3.8
Democratic Paul E. Nagel 10,232 15.4 Increase 3.1
Total votes 66,558 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1985[60]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Martin 31,943 37.6 Increase 1.4
Republican Ralph A. Loveys 31,898 37.5 Increase 4.7
Democratic Claude C. Post 10,697 12.6 Decrease 3.0
Democratic Joseph V. Vender 10,425 12.3 Decrease 3.1
Total votes 84,963 100.0
Special election, January 22, 1985[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Martin 8,044 69.9
Democratic Joseph V. Vender 3,471 30.1
Total votes 11,515 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1983[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dean A. Gallo 24,941 36.2 Steady 0.0
Republican Ralph A. Loveys 22,561 32.8 Decrease 2.6
Democratic Daniel L. Grant 10,713 15.6 Increase 1.1
Democratic Carole M. Carp 10,590 15.4 Increase 1.4
Total votes 68,805 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1981[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dean A. Gallo 38,419 36.2
Republican Leanna Brown 37,568 35.4
Democratic Howard Scott 15,438 14.5
Democratic Marian Green 14,833 14.0
Total votes 106,258 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1979[62]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard J. Codey 14,320 36.1 Decrease 0.2
Democratic Mildred Barry Garvin 12,910 32.5 Decrease 0.7
Republican Leonard P. Messina, Sr. 6,079 15.3 Decrease 0.8
Republican Timothy A. Gaylord, Jr. 5,143 13.0 Decrease 0.4
U.S. Labor Janet C. Mandel 479 1.2 Increase 1.0
Libertarian Richard S. Roth 445 1.1 Increase 0.8
U.S. Labor Lynne Speed 320 0.8 Increase 0.6
Total votes 39,696 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1977[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard J. Codey 25,605 36.3 Increase 0.4
Democratic Mildred Barry Garvin 23,430 33.2 Increase 0.1
Republican Daniel Di Benedetto 11,322 16.1 Increase 1.7
Republican Jeffrey A. Gerson 9,484 13.4 Decrease 0.2
Libertarian Katherine E. Florentine 242 0.3 Decrease 1.4
Libertarian Richard S. Roth 204 0.3 N/A
U.S. Labor Lynne Speed 127 0.2 Decrease 1.2
U.S. Labor Dennis Speed 117 0.2 N/A
Total votes 70,531 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1975[63]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard J. Codey 22,618 35.9 Increase 0.2
Democratic Eldridge Hawkins 20,830 33.1 Steady 0.0
Republican Conrad N. Koch 9,069 14.4 Decrease 2.1
Republican Raymond Findley, Jr. 8,563 13.6 Decrease 1.1
Libertarian Kenneth R. Kaplan 1,069 1.7 N/A
U.S. Labor Kenneth Mandel 852 1.4 N/A
Total votes 63,001 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1973[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Codey 30,282 35.7
Democratic Eldridge Hawkins 28,102 33.1
Republican John F. Trezza 13,978 16.5
Republican Monroe Jay Lustbader 12,502 14.7
Total votes 84,864 100.0

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