State Sen. Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) and Assemblywomen Nancy Muñoz (R-Summit) and Michele Matsikoudis (R-New Providence) will seek re-election in the 21st district in 2023 with the support of four Republican county chairs.
The campaign announced today that Rob Bengivenga of Middlesex, Laura Marie Ali of Morris, Tm Howes of Somerset and Glenn Mortimer of Union will back the three incumbents for another term next year.
“As a team we have focused on representing the constituents of our district with integrity. We have stood up against high taxes, reckless spending, and the radical policies of the Trenton Democrats.” Bramnick, Muñoz and Matsikoudis said. “We appreciate the endorsement of the county chairs that represent the newly redrawn 21st district and look forward to earning the support of the voters in the district next year.”
Bramnick, a former minority leader of the New Jersey State Assembly, won a State Senate seat in 2021 after Tom Kean, Jr., now a congressman-elect, declined to seek re-election in order to focus on his challenge to Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes). He defeated Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello by 6,017 votes, 54%-46%.
Muñoz is serving her eighth term in the Assembly; she won a special election convention in 2009 following the untimely death of her husband, Assemblyman Eric Munoz (R-Summit). Matsikoudis won her first term last year to replace Bramnick.
While the 21st has been politically competitive for the last few cycles, Republicans have prevailed. The new map makes the district slightly more Republican.