New Jersey's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bill Pascrell Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Pascrell Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

New Jersey U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Bill Pascrell (D) defeated Dierdre Paul (R) and Nestor Montilla ("Seeking Inclusion") in the general election.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[7]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Bill Pascrell (D), who was first elected in 1996.

New Jersey's 9th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes parts of Bergen, Pasaic and Hudson counties.[8]


General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Election results

General election

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Pascrell Incumbent 68.6% 78,641
     Republican Dierdre Paul 30% 34,430
     Seeking Inclusion Nestor Montilla 1.4% 1,632
Total Votes 114,703
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign contributions

Bill Pascrell

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pascrell's reports.[13]

Bill Pascrell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]June 20, 2013$356,942.50$216,196.36$(110,244.54)$462,894.32
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$462,894.32$214,217.44$(128,350.27)$548,761.49
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$547,261.49$134,029.51$(65,246.47)$616,044.53
Year-End Quarterly (amended)[17]March 31, 2014$616,044.53$250,740.25$(140,767.59)$726,017.19
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$726,017.19$237,903.30$(94,162.92)$869,757.57
Pre-Primary[19]May 22, 2014$869,907.57$36,400.00$(104,001.79)$802,305.78
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$802,305.78$210,523.92$(35,517.58)$977,312.12
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$977,312.12$272,879.43$(142,147.49)$1,108,044.06
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Bill Pascrell (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shmuley Boteach, E. David Smith and Jeanette Woolsey in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Pascrell Incumbent 74% 162,822
     Republican Shmuley Boteach 25% 55,091
     Independent E. David Smith 0.5% 1,138
     Independent Jeanette Woolsey 0.5% 1,082
Total Votes 220,133
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Steve Rothman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael A. Agosta (R) and Patricia Alessandrini (Green) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Rothman incumbent 60.7% 83,564
     Republican Michael A. Agosta 37.8% 52,082
     Green Patricia Alessandrini 1.4% 1,980
Total Votes 137,626

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New Jersey Department of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New Jersey Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed September 12, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 22, 2014
  11. Campaign Website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  12. Campaign Website, "About," accessed March 10, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Pascrell 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  17. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. FEC, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  20. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  21. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013