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New Jersey, nicknamed "The Garden State," borders New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted to the Union in 1787.

New Jersey comprises of three branches: the executive, headed by the Governor of New Jersey; the legislative; and judicial, headed by the New Jersey Supreme Court. It has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 12 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 80 members of the General Assembly and 40 members of the State Senate.


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National politics in New Jersey


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bob Menendez
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New Jersey 2006January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Cory Booker
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New Jersey 2013January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Albio Sires
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Bill Pascrell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Bonnie Watson Coleman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Chris Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1981January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Donald Norcross
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2014January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Donald Payne, Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 10 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Frank LoBiondo
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Frank Pallone
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Leonard Lance
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rodney Frelinghuysen
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Scott Garrett
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom MacArthur
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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The structure of the New Jersey judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division of Superior Court, the New Jersey Superior Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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New Jersey
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The Garden State
Capital:   Trenton
Motto:   Liberty and Prosperity
Population:   8.8 million
Area of state:   8,721 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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