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Our Mission

We Are LD1: 

New Jersey's 1st Legislative District is one of 40 in the state of New Jersey. 

With a population of 217,000 (2010), 170,000 are of voting age.  


The First Legislative District includes:

  • The Atlantic County municipalities of Corbin City, Estell Manor City, and Weymouth Township.

  • The Cape May County municipalities of Avalon Borough, Cape May City, Cape May Point Borough, Dennis Township, Lower Township, Middle Township, North Wildwood City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Upper Township, West Cape May Borough, West Wildwood Borough, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, and Woodbine Borough.

  • The Cumberland County communities of Commercial Township, Downe Township, Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township, Maurice River Township, Millville City, Shiloh Borough, Stow Creek Township, and the City of Vineland.


The district had 151,842 registered voters as of February 1, 2020, of whom 60,139 (39.6%) were registered as unaffiliated, 46,307 (30.5%) were registered as Republicans, 43,127 (28.4%) were registered as Democrats, and 2,269 (1.5%) were registered to other parties.


The racial makeup of the district was 170,111 (78.3%) White, 24,275 (11.2%) African American, 1,008 (0.5%) Native American, 2,730 (1.3%) Asian, 92 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 13,299 (6.1%) from some other race, and 5,818 (2.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37,552 (17.3%) of the population.

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Getting Action for LD1's Concerns

For almost two years, the general concerns of LD-1's constituents have been ignored, while extreme partisan politics have focused on our district's current leadership, who have failed to pass any meaningful legislation. New Jersey LD-1 deserves effective leadership that represents the values of our communities. Unfortunately, our district is not getting the help it needs in Trenton, and we see that first-hand. 


Following the party line while ignoring the district's needs are the last things we will do as your Legislators. We will work with everyone in Trenton to fight for the needs of LD-1. Treating our essential workers with dignity, preserving our environment and beaches, increasing voter access, protecting our Senior Citizen population, and making higher education more affordable are just a few of the many goals we will achieve for our district. 


Progress Through Partnerships

Whether it's Business partnerships, Community Partnerships, or Partnerships in Trenton, it is essential to gather support and mutual benefit to achieve common goals. As Legislators, we will work with the community leaders and residents to identify opportunities to improve the quality of life for the Cumberland, Cape May, and Atlantic County constituents. 


Whether it's infrastructure, recovery initiatives, education opportunities, or business ventures, we need to be in touch and ready to meet the needs to promote "Progress through Partnerships" in our region. 


Better, Targeted Education

New Jersey is known for the quality of our education system. In Cumberland County, our County Commissioners have successfully expanded the educational opportunities of our high school students by establishing the Cumberland County Technical Education Center. The four-year school provides targeted education to allow graduating students to hit the ground running with local employment in trades and provide a technical foundation for continuation in college. But the needs of our students don't stop at age 12. Targeted education is making its way into colleges to provide for health care professional opportunities and earn a four-year degree right in the county.

Education is fundamental to the idea of America and to fulfilling our nation's promise. It is the key to addressing the challenges before us—to growing our economy, maintaining American competitiveness on the world stage, and building a more just, equitable, civically engaged, and socially conscientious nation. As Democrats, we believe that education is a critical public good, not a commodity and that it is the government's responsibility to ensure that every child, everywhere, can receive a world-class education that enables them to lead meaningful lives. No matter their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, language status, immigration or citizenship status, household income, or ZIP code.


Equality for All

We are committed to ending discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, language, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. We will appoint U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges who look like America, are committed to the rule of law, will uphold individual civil rights and civil liberties as essential components of a free and democratic society, and will respect and enforce foundational precedents, including Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade. Democrats are committed to restoring the full power of the Voting Rights Act and ensuring every citizen can access the ballot box. We will enforce and strengthen the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and end racial and religious profiling in law enforcement.

Historic wrongs and abuses perpetrated against Native Americans, two and a half centuries of slavery, a hundred years of Jim Crow segregation, and history of exclusionary immigration policies have created profound and lasting inequities in income, wealth, education, employment, housing, environmental quality, and health care for communities of color. Democrats are committed to standing up to racism and bigotry in our laws, our culture, our politics, and our society and recognize that race-neutral policies are not sufficient to rectify race-based disparities. We will take a comprehensive approach to embed racial justice in every element of our governing agenda, including jobs and job creation, workforce and economic development, small business, and entrepreneurship, eliminating poverty, and closing the racial wealth gap. We promote asset building and homeownership, education, health care, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and voting rights. Democrats will ensure federal data collection and analysis is adequately funded and designed to allow for disaggregation by race and ethnicity, among other important factors, to better design policies to address the needs of the most vulnerable communities and make informed policy choices.


We need your help.

Donate and Volunteer.  Together we can make it happen!

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