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2017 Candidates for Governor of NJ

Want to know more about the 2017 Candidates for Governor of NJ? Read the descriptions of each candidate and visit their websites.


Democratic Party Candidates

Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy, 59, served as US Ambassador to Germany from 2009-2013. Ambassador Murphy holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard during which time he served as President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He then went on to get an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Ambassador Murphy had a long career working at Goldman Sachs, from which he retired in 2006. For information or to follow the Phil Murphy campaign:

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson formerly served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement during the Clinton Administration. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. During the 1990’s Mr. Johnson served in the NJ Advisory Committee for Police Standards. For information or to follow the Jim Johnson campaign:

Republican Party Candidate

Jack M. Ciatterelli

Jack M. Ciatterelli resides in Hillsborough Township. He is holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. He also is a CPA. He is active in his community especially in his roles as youth sports coach for local basketball, softball and little league baseball teams. He previously served as Councilman for Raritan Borough from 1989-1995 and Somerset County Freeholder from 2007-2011. He is currently the State Assemblyman for NJ’s 16th Legislative District. Ciatterelli is also the founder and publisher of American Medical Publishing and founder and CEO of Galen Publishing.