Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1) last night won re-election to his First District Senate seat by the largest margin of his legislative career — a 19-point victory over Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt.
He won all three counties in the district.
“Last night’s results proved what I have said for a long time, that the people of South Jersey don’t care about party, they care about results and voting for the people they think can get the job done,” said Van Drew after his 10,700-vote victory. “But now it’s time to get back to work to deliver for the people who have once again asked me to represent their interests in the State House.”
One of the senator’s running mates, embattled incumbent Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-1), went down in defeat to Cumberland County Freeholder Sam Fiocchi.