Cruz did not respond to our requests to answer these questions.

Cruz is a Jersey City educator. His social media does not indicate what his background or policy positions are. However, he has made posts in support of Vice President Noemi Velazquez’s election to the New Jersey General Assembly for District 31.

Cruz was initially selected for the Education Matters ticket, but he was removed after an issue with petition submissions disqualified him from the race. He is instead running independently.

Ryan Kilkenny was born and raised in New York. He graduated with a BS from Tulane University and a JD from Rutgers Law School. Ryan worked as an attorney for almost two years before switching careers and...