Democratic Party of New Jersey
ChairpersonLeRoy J. Jones Jr.
GovernorPhil Murphy
Lt. GovernorSheila Oliver
Senate Majority LeaderTeresa Ruiz
Deputy Majority LeaderPaul Sarlo
Assembly Majority LeaderLouis Greenwald
Headquarters194-196 West State Street Trenton, NJ
Membership (2021)Increase2,536,962[1]
Modern liberalism
Political positionCenter to center-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors  Blue
U.S. Senate seats
2 / 2
U.S. House seats
9 / 12
State Senate seats
24 / 40
State General Assembly seats
46 / 80

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of New Jersey. LeRoy J. Jones Jr. is the chair and Peg Schaffer is the vice chair.[2]


The NJDSC has a 13-member executive committee. The party also has a county chair for each of the state's 21 counties.

Current elected officials

The New Jersey Democratic Party holds a majority in the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey General Assembly. The party also holds both U.S. Senate seats, 10 of the state's 12 U.S. House seats, and the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

Democrats have controlled both of New Jersey's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2013:

U.S. House of Representatives

Out of the 12 seats New Jersey is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 9 are held by Democrats:

District Member Photo
1st Donald Norcross
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3rd Andy Kim
Andy Kim, official portrait, 116th Congress (cropped).jpg
5th Josh Gottheimer
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6th Frank Pallone
Frank Pallone, Official Portrait, 113th Congress (cropped).jpg
8th Rob Menendez
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9th Bill Pascrell
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10th Donald Payne Jr.
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11th Mikie Sherrill
Mikie Sherrill, official portrait, 116th Congress 2 (cropped).jpg
12th Bonnie Watson Coleman
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Statewide officials

Democrats control both of the elected statewide offices:

State legislative leaders

State Representatives

New Jersey Senate

District Name Party Residence First served
District 4 Fred H. Madden Dem Washington Township (Gloucester) 2004
District 5 Nilsa Cruz-Perez Dem Barrington 2014
District 6 James Beach Dem Voorhees Township 2009
District 7 Troy Singleton Dem Palmyra 2018
District 11 Vin Gopal Dem Long Branch 2018
District 14 Linda R. Greenstein Dem Plainsboro Township 2010
District 16 Andrew Zwicker Dem South Brunswick 2022
District 15 Shirley Turner Dem Lawrence Township (Mercer) 1998
District 17 Bob Smith Dem Piscataway 2002
District 18 Patrick J. Diegnan Dem South Plainfield 2016
District 19 Joe Vitale Dem Woodbridge Township 1998
District 20 Joseph Cryan Dem Union Township (Union) 2018
District 22 Nicholas Scutari Dem Linden 2004
District 27 Richard Codey Dem Roseland 1982
District 28 Ronald Rice Dem Newark 1986
District 29 Teresa Ruiz Dem Newark 2008
District 31 Sandra Bolden Cunningham Dem Jersey City 2007
District 32 Nicholas Sacco Dem North Bergen 1994
District 33 Brian P. Stack Dem Union City 2008
District 34 Nia Gill Dem Montclair 2002
District 35 Nellie Pou Dem North Haledon 2012
District 36 Paul Sarlo Dem Wood-Ridge 2003
District 37 Gordon M. Johnson Dem Englewood 2022
District 38 Joseph Lagana Dem Paramus 2018

New Jersey Assembly

District Name Residence First served
District 4 Paul D. Moriarty Washington Township (Gloucester) 2006
Gabriela Mosquera Gloucester Township 2012
District 5 Patricia Egan Jones Barrington 2015
William Spearman Camden 2018
District 6 Louis Greenwald Voorhees Township 1996
Pamela Rosen Lampitt Cherry Hill 2006
District 7 Herb Conaway Delanco Township 1998
Carol A. Murphy Mount Laurel 2018
District 14 Daniel R. Benson Hamilton Township (Mercer) 2011
Wayne DeAngelo Hamilton Township (Mercer) 2008
District 15 Verlina Reynolds-Jackson Trenton 2018
Anthony Verrelli Hopewell Township (Mercer) 2018
District 16 Roy Freiman Hillsborough Township 2018
Sadaf Jaffer Montgomery Township 2022
District 17 Joseph Danielsen Franklin Township (Somerset) 2014
Joseph V. Egan New Brunswick 2002
District 18 Robert Karabinchak Edison 2016
Nancy Pinkin East Brunswick 2014
District 19 Craig Coughlin Woodbridge Township 2010
Yvonne Lopez Perth Amboy 2018
District 20 Reginald Atkins Roselle 2022
Annette Quijano Elizabeth 2008
District 22 Linda Carter Plainfield 2018
James J. Kennedy Rahway 2016
District 27 Mila Jasey South Orange 2007
John F. McKeon West Orange 2002
District 28 Ralph R. Caputo Nutley 2008
Cleopatra Tucker Newark 2008
District 29 Eliana Pintor Marin Newark 2013
Shanique Speight Newark 2018
District 31 William Sampson Bayonne 2022
Angela V. McKnight Jersey City 2016
District 32 Angelica M. Jimenez West New York 2012
Pedro Mejia Secaucus 2018
District 33 Annette Chaparro Hoboken 2016
Raj Mukherji Jersey City 2014
District 34 Thomas P. Giblin Montclair 2006
Britnee Timberlake East Orange 2018
District 35 Shavonda E. Sumter Paterson 2012
Benjie Wimberly Paterson 2012
District 36 Clinton Calabrese Cliffside Park 2018
Gary Schaer Passaic 2006
District 37 Shama Haider Tenafly 2022
Ellen Park Englewood Cliffs 2022
District 38 Lisa Swain Fair Lawn 2018
Chris Tully Bergenfield 2018

List of chairmen and chairwomen

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Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1913–1921)


  1. ^ Winger, Richard. "March 2021 Ballot Access News Print Edition". Ballot Access News. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Somerset County's Peg Schaffer Appointed New Jersey Democratic State Committee Interim Vice Chair After Lizette Delgado-Polanco Steps Down from Position". 24 April 2019.