By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media
ATLANTIC CITY – The New Jersey primary elections for the Democratic and Republican parties will be held Tuesday, July 7 and it is expected great meaning for many African-Americans and people of color.
There is a wide-range of African-Americans running for office, some hoping to make history while others wanting to hold on to gains already made.
While Front Runner New Jersey does not make endorsements, the candidates named below are part of an informational list of Blacks running for public office in South Jersey. They range from some of the highest offices in the land, such as Congress, to small townships and boroughs dotted through the six counties that make up South Jersey.
Since no county provides a list of candidates broken down by race or ethnicity, this list was compiled from hours of Internet research and interviews, so it may not be complete. We made our very best effort to identify as many African-American candidates on the ballot as possible.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice that a candidate has been left off and will update it immediately.
South Jersey African-American primary candidates:
Democratic Primary: Cory Booker (incumbent); Lawrence “Larry” Hamm
Republican Party: Natalie Rivera
U.S. House of Representatives, Second District
Freeholder, District 3
Democratic Primary: Thelma Witherspoon
Republican Primary: Andrew Parker
Democratic Primary: Latoya Dunston (incumbent), Delmar Hamilton Sr.
Buena Vista Township
Democratic Primary: David Turner (incumbent), Ronnise White (incumbent)
Egg Harbor City
Republican Primary: Clifford Mays Jr. (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Judy Ward
Democratic Primary: Carla Thomas
Democratic Primary: Aneka Miller
Democratic Primary: Elrich Green
Democratic Primary: Eddie Freeman III
Democratic Primary: Lewis Brown (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Sandy Henley (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Jonathan Young (incumbent), Al Dyer
Democratic Primary: Rhonda Wardlow-Hurley (incumbent), Eric Wilcox Sr. (incumbent), Ervin Means, Christopher Raines
Democratic Primary: Evelyn Leverett (incumbent), Marie Lawrence (incumbent), Joe Thomas
CAPE MAY COUNTY
Democratic County Committee: Julia Hankerson
Democratic Primary: Tommy Clark Jr. (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Jim Jefferson (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Joe Kidd (incumbent), Theodore Holloway (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Donna Miller (incumbent)
Carneys Point Township
Democratic Primary: Charles Newton Jr. (incumbent)
Democratic Primary: Carl Washington Jr. (incumbent), Jonathan Carter, Charlyn Martin
Democratic Primary: Valerie Spence-Lacy
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