SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Democratic Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker has won his reelection in New Jersey’s 16th district where he has been serving since 2016. He is the first South Brunswick resident to be elected to this position and the very first physicist to be elected to the New Jersey Legislator. He is also the head of communications and public outreach at Princeton University's plasma physics laboratory.
Zwicker has focused his campaign on finding bipartisan solutions, environmental preservation and trying to rid corporate money from politics. Zwicker sponsored the ‘Dark Money bill’ which exposes corporate money in local New Jersey politics. The Dark Money bill was signed into law by Governor Murphy this past June.
Also taking home a victory was Democratic Incumbent Roy Frieman, who has won his first re-election after being elected in 2017. Frieman’s central campaign themes revolved around bipartisan solutions and health care provision.
Both of the candidates have received the endorsement of Governor Phil Murphy, who recently campaigned for them in Trenton just the other day.
“@AndrewZwicker and @RoyFreiman are two of the most thoughtful and hardworking members of our Democratic Assembly caucus and we're here launching a canvass to send them back to Trenton” The Governor tweeted yesterday.
Both Zwicker and Frieman have received roughly between 34-35% of all ballots cast, according to the Middlesex County Clerk's website. They have beaten rival Republicans Christine Madrid, the former mayor of Montgomery, and Mark Caliguire, a Somerset County Freeholder.