New Jersey's 5th congressional district

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Democrat Josh Gottheimer.

New Jersey's 5th congressional district
New Jersey's 5th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
  Josh Gottheimer
DWyckoff
Distribution
  • 86.98% urban
  • 13.02% rural
Population (2017)746,385
Median income$100,607[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[2]
The district from 2003 to 2013

HistoryEdit

Republican Scott Garrett defeated Democrat Paul Aronsohn and independent candidate R. Matthew Fretz 55%–44% in the United States general elections, 2006.[3]

Gottheimer defeated Garrett in the 2016 general election, making Garrett the only one of the state's 12 incumbents to lose his seat.[4]

Counties and municipalities in the districtEdit

The redrawn New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is predominantly rural in area, but now the newly added suburban and urban Bergen County areas closer to New York City contain over 75% of voters.

The district is an L-shaped district comprising the rural northern and western parts of New Jersey. A portion of the district is in suburban northern Bergen County, as well as the Urban Central.

Historically, most of the areas in the district have generally been favorable for Republicans. This is especially true of the western portion, which contains some of the most Republican areas in the Northeast. However, Bergen County has trended Democratic in recent elections, though not as overwhelmingly as in the more urbanized southern portion. Partly due to a strong performance in Bergen County, Gottheimer unseated 14-year Republican incumbent Garrett in 2016.

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 United States Census), the district contains all or portions of four counties and 79 municipalities.[5][6]

Bergen County (43)
Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Cresskill, Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Lodi, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle River, Teaneck (part, also 9th), Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff
Passaic County (2)
Ringwood and West Milford
Sussex County (19)
Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hamburg, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Newton, Sandyston Township, Stillwater Township, Sussex, Vernon Township, Walpack Township and Wantage Township
Warren County (15)
Allamuchy Township, Belvidere, Blairstown Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Hackettstown, Hardwick Township, Hope Township, Independence Township, Knowlton Township, Liberty Township, Mansfield Township, Oxford Township, Washington, Washington Township and White Township

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52 - 45%*
2004 President Bush 57 - 43%*
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%*
2012 President Romney 50.9 - 48.5%
2016 President Trump 48.8 - 47.7%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history Counties/Towns
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district. [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Franklin Davenport
Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Woodbury [Data unknown/missing.] Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district.
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district.
 
William Wright
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Newark [Data unknown/missing.] Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic
 
Dudley S. Gregory
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Jersey City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James G. King
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Hoboken [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Rodman M. Price
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Hoboken [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alexander C. M. Pennington
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
Newark [Data unknown/missing.] Essex and Hudson
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob R. Wortendyke
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Jersey City [Data unknown/missing.] Essex, Hudson, and Union
(Union County formed from Essex (1857))
 
William Pennington
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Newark [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nehemiah Perry
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th
38th
Newark [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.] Hudson County and Newark
 
Edwin R.V. Wright
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th Hudson City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George A. Halsey
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Newark [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Orestes Cleveland
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Jersey City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George A. Halsey
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Phelps
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Bergen, Morris, and Passaic
 
Augustus W. Cutler
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles H. Voorhis
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Hill
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Phelps
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles D. Beckwith
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Cornelius A. Cadmus
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Bergen and Passaic
 
James F. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles N. Fowler
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Morris, Union, and Warren
(Fowler from the 8th district)
 
William E. Tuttle Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Morris and Union
 
John H. Capstick
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 17, 1918
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.] Died.
Vacant March 17, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
 
William F. Birch
Republican November 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1919
65th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ernest R. Ackerman
Republican March 4, 1919 –
October 18, 1931
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.] Died.
Vacant October 18, 1931 –
December 1, 1931
 
Percy Hamilton Stewart
Democratic December 1, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles A. Eaton
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1953
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Morris, Somerset, and part of Middlesex (north of Raritan River)
 
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr.
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Harding [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.] Morris and Somerset
(Northern Middlesex removed to the new 15th District (1962))
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing.] District no longer follows county lines
 
Millicent Fenwick
Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Bernardsville Retired to run for U.S. Senator. Somerset, parts of Morris, and parts of Mercer (Princeton, Princeton Borough and West Windsor)
 
Marge Roukema
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Ridgewood Redistricted from 7th district. Parts of Bergen, Hunterdon, Mercer (Hopewell, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington), Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren
January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
Sussex (excluding Byram and Green) and northern parts of Bergen and Passaic
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Scott Garrett
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Wantage Lost re-election  
Warren, parts of Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
Parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren
 
Josh Gottheimer
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
Wyckoff Incumbent

Living former members of the HouseEdit

As of January 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was Marge Roukema (served 1983–2003) on November 12, 2014.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Scott Garrett 2003–2017 (1959-07-09) July 9, 1959 (age 60)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=34&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ 2006 NJ-05 U.S. House Election Results, CNN.com, November 8, 2006
  4. ^ Neuman, William. "Josh Gottheimer Defeats Scott Garrett in New Jersey Congressional Race", The New York Times, November 9, 2016. Accessed November 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Towns in the 5th, Scott Garrett. Accessed February 4, 2014.
  6. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

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