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Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough).

Freiman, Jaffer win nods in District 16

By Nikita Biryukov, June 08 2021 8:47 pm

Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough) and former Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer defeated Princeton University lecturer Faris Zwirahn to win the Democratic nod for Assembly in the 16th district Tuesday.

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-South Brunswick) was unopposed in his bid for the nomination to run for State Senate.

Freiman and Jaffer will go on to face Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education President Vince Panico and Manville Councilman Joseph Lukac in the general election.

Zwicker will face off against former Rep. Michael Pappas.

Incumbent State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Branchburg) did not seek re-election this year.

The sixteenth district is one of only three in the state with split representation, and one of only two where voters elected members of different parties to the legislature.

Freiman and Jaffer ran on the party line in each of the district’s four counties, while Zwirahn ran off-the-line under a progressive banner.

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