U.S. Senate delegation from New Jersey

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from New Jersey.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from New Jersey are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bob Menendez
Bob Menendez.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New Jersey 2006January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Cory Booker
Cory Booker.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New Jersey 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, New Jersey, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Menendez Incumbent 58.9% 1,987,680
     Republican Joe Kyrillos 39.4% 1,329,534
     Libertarian Kenneth R. Kaplan 0.5% 16,803
     Green Ken Wolski 0.5% 15,801
     Jersey Strong Independents Gwen Diakos 0.3% 9,359
     Totally Independent Candidate J. David Dranikoff 0.1% 3,834
     America First Inder "Andy" Soni 0.1% 3,593
     Responsibility Fairness Integrity Robert "Turk" Turkavage 0.1% 3,532
     Socialist Party USA Gregory Pason 0.1% 2,249
     No Slogan Eugene Martin Lavergne 0.1% 2,198
     Reform Nation Daryl Mikell Brooks 0.1% 2,066
Total Votes 3,376,649
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Menendez was elected to the United States Senate to continue holding the office he acquired through his appointment earlier that year. He defeated Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (R), J. M. Carter (God We Trust), Len Flynn (Libertarian), Edward Forchion (Legalize Marijuana (G.R.I.P.), Daryl Mikell Brooks (Poor People’s Campaign), N. Leonard Smith (Solidarity, Defend Life), Angela L. Lariscy (Socialist Workers), and Gregory Pason (Socialist Party USA).[2]

United States Senate, New Jersey General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Menendez Incumbent 57.2% 58,333
     Republican Thomas H. Kean, Jr. 41.2% 41,998
     God We Trust J. M. Carter 0.4% 395
     Libertarian Len Flynn 0.3% 345
     Legalize Marijuana (G.R.I.P.) Edward Forchion 0.3% 336
     Poor People’s Campaign Daryl Mikell Brooks 0.3% 263
     Solidarity, Defend Life N. Leonard Smith 0.2% 166
     Socialist Workers Angela L. Lariscy 0.1% 90
     Socialist Party USA Gregory Pason 0% 47
Total Votes 101,973

2000
On November 2, 2000, Jon Corzine was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Franks in the general election.[3]

United States Senate New Jersey General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Corzine 50.1% 1,511,237
     Republican Bob Franks 47.1% 1,420,267
     Independent Bruce Afran 1.1% 32,841
     Independent Pat DiNizio 0.6% 19,312
     Independent Emerson Ellett 0.2% 7,241
     Independent Dennis Breen 0.2% 6,061
     Independent J.M. Carter 0.2% 5,657
     Independent Lorraine LaNeve 0.1% 3,836
     Independent Gregory Pason 0.1% 3,365
     Independent Nancy Rosenstock 0.1% 3,309
     Independent George Gostigian 0.1% 2,536
Total Votes 3,015,662

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4] Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lautenberg was re-elected to the United States Senate for a fourth non-consecutive term. He defeated Dick Zimmer (R), Jason Scheurer (Libertarian), J.M. Carter (God We Trust), Daryl Mikell Brooks (Poor People’s Campaign), Sara Lobman (Socialist Workers) and Jeffrey Boss (Boss for Senate).[5]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lautenberg Incumbent 56% 1,951,218
     Republican Dick Zimmer 42% 1,461,025
     Libertarian Jason Scheurer 0.5% 18,810
     God We Trust J.M. Carter 0.5% 15,935
     Poor People’s Campaign Daryl Mikell Brooks 0.5% 15,925
     Socialist Workers Sara Lobman 0.3% 10,345
     Boss for Senate Jeffrey Boss 0.3% 9,187
Total Votes 3,482,445

2002

On November 5, 2002, Frank Lautenberg won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Douglas Forrester (R), Ted Glick (G), Elizabeth Macron (L), Norman Wahner (T) and Gregory Pason (T) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lautenberg 53.9% 1,138,193
     Republican Douglas Forrester 43.9% 928,439
     Green Ted Glick 1.2% 24,308
     Libertarian Elizabeth Macron 0.6% 12,558
     NJ Conservative Norman Wahner 0.3% 6,404
     Socialist Gregory Pason 0.1% 2,702
Total Votes 2,112,604

1994

On November 8, 1994, Frank Lautenberg won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Garabed Haytaian (R), Ben Grindlinger (L), Richard Pezzullo (T), Michael Kelly (T), Arlene Gold (T), Andrea Lippi (T), Joanne Kuniansky (T) and George Patrick Predham (T) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lautenberg incumbent 50.3% 1,033,487
     Republican Garabed Haytaian 47% 966,244
     Libertarian Ben Grindlinger 0.7% 14,042
     Conservative Richard Pezzullo 0.5% 9,387
     Keep America First Michael Kelly 0.7% 14,343
     Natural Law Arlene Gold 0.2% 3,249
     Property Rights Andrea Lippi 0.3% 6,303
     Socialist Workers Joanne Kuniansky 0.2% 3,606
     Damn Drug Dealers George Patrick Predham 0.2% 4,226
Total Votes 2,054,887

1988

On November 8, 1988, Frank Lautenberg won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Peter Dawkins (R), Joseph Job (I), Jerry Zeldin (L) and Thomas Fiske (T) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lautenberg incumbent 53.6% 1,599,905
     Republican Peter Dawkins 45.2% 1,349,937
     Independent Joseph Job 0.7% 20,091
     Libertarian Jerry Zeldin 0.4% 12,354
     Socialist Workers Thomas Fiske 0.2% 5,347
Total Votes 2,987,634

1982

On November 2, 1982, Frank Lautenberg won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Milicent Fenwick (R), Robert Bastien (T), Henry Koch (L), Julius Levin (T), Rose Zeidwerg Monyek (T), Claire Moriarty (T) and Martin Wendelken (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 1982
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lautenberg 50.9% 1,117,549
     Republican Milicent Fenwick 47.8% 1,047,626
     Grass Roots Robert Bastien 0.1% 2,955
     Libertarian Henry Koch 0.5% 9,934
     Socialist Labor Julius Levin 0.3% 5,580
     Repeal Tf807 Rose Zeidwerg Monyek 0.1% 1,830
     Socialist Workers Claire Moriarty 0.2% 3,726
     Independent Martin Wendelken 0.2% 4,745
Total Votes 2,193,945

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from New Jersey
Party Total
     Democratic 23
     Republican 26
     Pro-Administration 4
     Federalist 6
     Whig 3
     Jacksonian 1
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Adams 1
Total Senators 66
Class 1 Senators from New Jersey
Senators Years Served Party
Jonathan Elmer 1789-1791 Pro-Administration
John Rutherfurd 1791-1798 Pro-Administration
Franklin Davenport 1798-1799 Federalist
James Schureman 1799-1801 Federalist
Aaron Ogden 1801-1803 Federalist
John Condit 1803-1809 Republican
John Lambert 1809-1815 Republican
James J. Wilson 1815-1821 Republican
Samuel L. Southard 1821-1823 Republican
Joseph McIlvaine 1823-1826 Anti-Jacksonian
Ephraim Bateman 1826-1829 Adams
Mahlon Dickerson 1829-1833 Jacksonian
Samuel L. Southard 1833-1842 Whig
William L. Dayton 1842-1851 Whig
Robert F. Stockton 1851-1853 Democratic
John R. Thomson 1853-1862 Democratic
Richard S. Field 1862-1863 Republican
James W. Wall 1863-1863 Democratic
William Wright 1863-1866 Democratic
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen 1866-1869 Republican
John P. Stockton 1869-1875 Democratic
Theodore F. Randolph 1875-1881 Democratic
William J. Sewell 1881-1887 Republican
Rufus Blodgett 1887-1893 Democratic
James Smith, Jr. 1893-1899 Democratic
John Kean 1899-1911 Republican
James E. Martine 1911-1917 Democratic
Joseph S. Frelinghuysen 1917-1923 Republican
Edward I. Edwards 1923-1929 Democratic
Hamilton F. Kean 1929-1935 Republican
A. Harry Moore 1935-1938 Democratic
John G. Milton 1938-1938 Democratic
W. Warren Barbour 1938-1943 Republican
Arthur Walsh 1943-1944 Democratic
H. Alexander Smith 1944-1959 Republican
Harrison A. Williams, Jr. 1959-1982 Democratic
Nicholas F. Brady 1982-1982 Republican
Frank R. Lautenberg 1982-2001 Democratic
Jon S. Corzine 2001-2006 Democratic
Robert Menendez 2006-Present Democratic
Class 2 Senators from New Jersey
Senators Years Served Party
William Paterson 1789-1790 Pro-Administration
Philemon Dickinson 1790-1793 Pro-Administration
Frederick Frelinghuysen 1793-1796 Federalist
Richard Stockton 1796-1799 Federalist
Jonathan Dayton 1799-1805 Federalist
Aaron Kitchell 1805-1809 Republican
John Condit 1809-1817 Republican
Mahlon Dickerson 1817-1829 Republican
Theodore Frelinghuysen 1829-1835 Anti-Jacksonian
Garret D. Wall 1835-1841 Democratic
Jacob W. Miller 1841-1853 Whig
William Wright 1853-1859 Democratic
John C. Ten Eyck 1859-1865 Republican
John P. Stockton 1865-1866 Democratic
Alexander G. Cattell 1866-1871 Republican
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen 1871-1877 Republican
John R. McPherson 1877-1895 Democratic
William J. Sewell 1895-1901 Republican
John F. Dryden 1902-1907 Republican
Frank O. Briggs 1907-1913 Republican
William Hughes 1913-1918 Democratic
David Baird 1918-1919 Republican
Walter E. Edge 1919-1929 Republican
David Baird, Jr. 1929-1930 Republican
Dwight W. Morrow 1930-1931 Republican
W. Warren Barbour 1931-1937 Republican
William H. Smathers 1937-1943 Democratic
Albert W. Hawkes 1943-1949 Republican
Robert C. Hendrickson 1949-1955 Republican
Clifford P. Case 1955-1979 Republican
Bill Bradley 1979-1997 Democratic
Robert G. Torricelli 1997-2003 Democratic
Frank Lautenberg 2003-Present Democratic

See also

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