New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District

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New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District
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Current incumbentTom MacArthur Republican Party
Population732,131
Gender48.5% Male, 51.5% Female
Race81.4% White, 10.7% Black, 3.4% Asian
Ethnicity7.5% Hispanic
Unemployment10.9%
Median household income$68,300
High school graduation rate90.9%
College graduation rate30.1%
New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is located in the south-central portion of the state and includes most of Burlington County and portions of Ocean County.[1]

The current representative of the 3rd Congressional District is Tom MacArthur (R).

Elections

2016

See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District election, 2016

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2014

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See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Tom MacArthur (R) defeated Aimee Belgard (D) and Frederick John LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) in the general election.[2] In the primary election on June 3, 2014, MacArthur defeated Steve Lonegan for the Republican nomination, while Belgard defeated Howard Kleinhendler and Bruce Todd for the Democratic nomination.

New Jersey's 3rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Jon Runyan (R) did not run for re-election, leaving an open seat. Moreover, although Runyan won re-election by an 8.9 percent margin of victory in 2012, the presidential election went Democratic, with President Barack Obama winning in the 3rd District by 4.6 percent.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom MacArthur 54% 100,471
     Democratic Aimee Belgard 44.4% 82,537
     Democratic-Republican Frederick John LaVergne 1.7% 3,095
Total Votes 186,103
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jon Runyan won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelley Adler 44.9% 145,506
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Runyan Incumbent 53.7% 174,253
     No Slogan Christopher Dennick, Jr. 0.1% 280
     Legalize Marijuana Robert Edward Forchion 0.6% 1,965
     No Slogan Frederick John Lavergne 0.2% 770
     Bob's for Jobs Robert Shapiro 0.3% 1,104
     None of Them Robert Witterschein 0.2% 530
Total Votes 324,408
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jon Runyan won election to the United States House. He defeated John H. Adler (D), Peter DeStefano (New Jersey Tea Party), Russ Conger (Libertarian) and Lawrence J. Donahue (Your Country Again) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Runyan 50% 110,215
     Democratic John H. Adler incumbent 47.3% 104,252
     New Jersey Tea Party Peter DeStefano 1.5% 3,284
     Libertarian Russ Conger 0.7% 1,445
     Your Country Again Lawrence J. Donahue 0.5% 1,113
Total Votes 220,309

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Adler won election to the United States House. He defeated Chris Myers (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adler 52.1% 166,390
     Republican Chris Myers 47.9% 153,122
Total Votes 319,512

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jim Saxton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rich Sexton and Ken Feduniewicz (The Patriot Movement) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Saxton incumbent 58.4% 122,559
     Democratic Rich Sexton 41% 86,113
     The Patriot Movement Ken Feduniewicz 0.6% 1,179
Total Votes 209,851

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Saxton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Herb Conaway (D), Frank Orland (Independent/Libertarian) and R. Edward Forchion (Independent/U.S. Marijuana Party) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Saxton incumbent 63.4% 195,938
     Democratic Herb Conaway 34.7% 107,034
     Independent/Libertarian Frank Orland 0.3% 976
     Independent/U.S. Marijuana Party R. Edward Forchion 1.6% 4,914
Total Votes 308,862

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Saxton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard Strada (D), Raymond Byrne (Independent/Libertarian) and Ken Feduniewicz (Independent/American First) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Saxton incumbent 65% 123,375
     Democratic Richard Strada 33.9% 64,364
     Independent/Libertarian Raymond Byrne 0.7% 1,335
     Independent/American First Ken Feduniewicz 0.4% 665
Total Votes 189,739

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jim Saxton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Susan Bass Levin (D), Aaron M. Kromach (I), Ken Feduniewicz (I) and Norman E. Wahner (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Saxton incumbent 57.3% 157,053
     Democratic Susan Bass Levin 41.2% 112,848
     Independent Aaron M. Kromach 0.9% 2,515
     Independent Ken Feduniewicz 0.3% 948
     Independent Norman E. Wahner 0.3% 719
Total Votes 274,083

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in New Jersey

In 2011, the New Jersey State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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