The New Jersey Globe is calling the Democratic primary for State Assembly in the 34th district for incumbents Thomas Giblin (D-Montclair) and Britnee Timberlake (D-East Orange).
They have defeated their primary opponent, Simone Jelks-Bandison.
Giblin and Timberlake will face Republicans Irene DeVita and Bharat Rana in the general election.
This is Giblin’s ninth campaign for State Assembly. In 1973, at age 26, he came within 1,079 votes of defeating Republican Jane Burgio for the open seat of retiring Assemblyman Phil Kaltenbacher. The other Republican in that race, Assembly Speaker Tom Kean, won by 8,019 votes.
Timberlake served as an Essex County Freeholder before winning a 2017 special election for Assembly when Sheila Oliver resigned to become Lt. Governor.