Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale was nominated by the New Jersey Green Party to be its gubernatorial nominee on October 31, 2016, an entire year before the November 7, 2017 election. He was included in the NAACP/New Jersey Institute for Social Justice gubernatorial forum held May 1. See this story. He is pastor of the Highland Park Reformed Church, and hopes to raise $460,000 in campaign contributions. If he succeeds, he will be included in the state-sponsored general election gubernatorial debate later this year.