Adam Gussen

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Adam Gussen
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 5
Prior offices
Deputy mayor of Teaneck, NJ
Campaign website
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Adam Gussen was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of New Jersey. He lost to incumbent Scott Garrett.[1]

Gussen works in the insurance industry and is deputy mayor of Teaneck, NJ.[2]


Campaign themes


Gussen said he would like to see the capital gains tax raised for certain individuals. He also advocated changes to health care legislation.[2]



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

Gussen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 5th District. He defeated Jason Castle and Diane Sare in the June 5 primary and faced Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in the November general election.[3]

Gussen said he, unlike the other two Democratic challengers, has the advantage of six years of political experience in Teaneck's city government.[2][4]

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"
New Jersey's 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Gussen 54.9% 10,208
Jason Castle 34.7% 6,448
Diane Sare 10.4% 1,925
Total Votes 18,581

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Gussen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Gussen was defeated by Scott Garrett in 2012. During that election cycle, Gussen's campaign committee raised a total of $51,444 and spent $51,444.[5]