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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District

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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District
NJ 5th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentScott Garrett Republican Party
Population731,055
Gender48.5% Male, 51.5% Female
Race80.3% White, 4.7% Black, 8.5% Asian
Ethnicity12.6% Hispanic
Unemployment8.7%
Median household income$86,213
High school graduation rate92.3%
College graduation rate44.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of New Jersey is a congressional district that is predominantly rural, with some suburban areas closer to New York City.

New Jersey's 5th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes much of the northern portions of Warren, Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties.[1]

The district previously was an L-shaped district comprising the rural northern and western parts of New Jersey. A portion of the district was in suburban northern Bergen County.

The current representative of the 5th Congressional District is Scott Garrett (R).

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 5th Congressional District of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 5th Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Scott Garrett won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Gussen 42.7% 130,100
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 55% 167,501
     Green Patricia Alessandrini 2.2% 6,770
Total Votes 304,371
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Scott Garrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tod Theise (D), Ed Fanning (Green), Mark D. Quick (For Americans) and James Douglas Radigan (Be Determined) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett incumbent 64.9% 124,030
     Democratic Tod Theise 32.8% 62,634
     Green Ed Fanning 1.2% 2,347
     For Americans Mark D. Quick 0.9% 1,646
     Be Determined James Douglas Radigan 0.2% 336
Total Votes 190,993

2008
On November 4, 2008, Scott Garrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dennis Shulman (D) and Ed Fanning (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett incumbent 55.9% 172,653
     Democratic Dennis Shulman 42.4% 131,033
     Green Ed Fanning 1.7% 5,321
Total Votes 309,007

2006
On November 7, 2006, Scott Garrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Phil Aronsohn (D) and R. Matthew Fretz (An Independent Voice) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett incumbent 54.9% 112,142
     Democratic Phil Aronsohn 43.8% 89,503
     An Independent Voice R. Matthew Fretz 1.3% 2,597
Total Votes 204,242

2004
On November 2, 2004, Scott Garrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dorothea Ann Wolfe (D), Victor Kaplan (Independent/Libertarian), Thomas A. Phelan (Independent/NJ Conservative) and Gregory Pason (Independent/Socialist Party USA) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett incumbent 57.6% 171,220
     Democratic Dorothea Ann Wolfe 41.1% 122,259
     Independent/Libertarian Victor Kaplan 0.6% 1,857
     Independent/NJ Conservative Thomas A. Phelan 0.5% 1,515
     Independent/Socialist Party USA Gregory Pason 0.2% 574
Total Votes 297,425

2002
On November 5, 2002, Scott Garrett won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Sumers (D) and Michael J. Cino (Independent/Lower Tax Independent) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett 59.5% 118,881
     Democratic Ann Sumers 38.3% 76,504
     Independent/Lower Tax Independent Michael J. Cino 2.2% 4,466
Total Votes 199,851

2000
On November 7, 2000, Marge Roukema won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Linda A. Mercurio (D), Michael "MJ" King (I), Robert J. McCafferty (I), Ira W. Goodman (I) and Helen Hamilton (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarge Roukema incumbent 65.4% 175,546
     Democratic Linda A. Mercurio 30.4% 81,715
     Independent Michael "MJ" King 2% 5,329
     Independent Robert J. McCafferty 1.5% 4,095
     Independent Ira W. Goodman 0.5% 1,358
     Independent Helen Hamilton 0.2% 481
Total Votes 268,524

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th 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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