In addition to the Big Seven Primaries — districts 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, and 40 — there are intra party contests for State Senate and Assembly in five other districts tomorrow:
District 1: Perennial candidate George Cecola is challenging Republican organization Assembly candidates Norris Clark and Michael Donohue. Cecola lost State Senate bids in 2001 (to James Cafiero in the primary and 2003 (running as an Independent against Nicholas Asselta). In 2005, he won the GOP Assembly primary when Republican Andrew McCrosson forgot to file his petitions and the GOP failed to get enough write-in votes to beat him in the primary.
District 9: Pine Beach Mayor Russell Corby faces policeman James LeTellier in the Democratic State Senate primary. The winner will face GOP Assemblyman Christopher Connors, who is seeking his father’s seat in the upper house. Corby has the line in Ocean (which dominates the district) and LeTellier is running with party support in Burlington.
District 16: Three candidates are seeking the two Republican Assembly nominations in the Somerset-based district: incumbent Peter Biondi, the Assembly Minority Conference Chairman; Freeholder Denise Coyle; and Stanley Serafin. Biondo and Coyle have the line. Incumbent Christopher Bateman is running for the Senate.
District 18: Two Republicans are competing for the chance to take on two-term Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono: Daniel Brown, the Middlesex GOP organization candidate, and conservative Andrew Tidd.
District 32: Four-term Democratic State Senator Nicholas Sacco, the Mayor of North Bergen, faces Jersey City Police Officer Sean Connors. Connors is running on countywide slate backed by Brian Stack and Louis Manzo.