The 36th is comprised of Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Garfield, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Rutherford, Wallington and Wood-Ridge in Bergen County and stretches across the Passaic River to include the Township of Nutley (Essex) and the city of Passaic (Passaic).
State Senator Paul Sarlo is also the Mayor of Wood-Ridge. Assemblyman Frederick Scalera is the Deputy Fire Chief in Nutley. Assemblyman Gary Schaer is a Passaic City Councilman.
Sarlo is Senate Assistant Majority Leader.