The New Jersey Globe is projecting that State Sen. Robert Singer (R-Lakewood), Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-Wall), and Assemblyman Ned Thomson (R-Wall) have won re-election to the 30th legislative district.
They beat Democrats Dan Stinger, Stephen Dobbins, and Matthew Filosa in the state’s most Republican district.
Singer was one of three Republican senators hoping to succeed Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) as leader of the caucus, but he seems to have been bested by State Sen. Steven Oroho (R-Franklin).
Thomson similarly made a play for the Assembly Minority Leader position being vacated by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), but withdrew when Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz (R-Summit) gathered a coalition in her favor – a coalition that may now fall apart.
The Lakewood-based 30th district also might not survive in anything like its current configuration after this year’s redistricting cycle. Lakewood has grown so fast in the past decade that the district is now nearly 40,000 people too big, meaning that the district will have to change considerably and potentially sever Lakewood from Kean and Thomson’s home of Wall.