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Greg Horton
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Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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Gregory W. "Greg" Horton was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing New Jersey's 1st Congressional District. He was defeated by incumbent Rob Andrews.[1]

Horton was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 6 of the New Jersey General Assembly.



See also: New Jersey's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Horton ran for the U.S. House representing New Jersey's 1st Congressional District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and was defeated by Democratic incumbent Rob Andrews in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews Incumbent 68.2% 210,470
     Republican Greg Horton 30% 92,459
     Green John William Reitter 1.4% 4,413
     Independent Margaret Chapman 0.4% 1,177
Total Votes 308,519
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Horton replaced Sharon Moran on the Republican ticket after Moran withdrew following the June 7 primary.[3] He was defeated in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 6 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Greenwald Incumbent 30% 24,272
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Lampitt Incumbent 28.9% 23,342
     Republican Allan Richardson 20.7% 16,714
     Republican Gregory Horton 20.4% 16,461
Total Votes 80,789


Campaign themes


Horton listed five issues on his campaign webesite:[5]

  • Healthcare: Excerpt: "As a proponent of limiting the reach of faceless bureaucracies into Americans’ pockets, repealing Obamacare will be one of Greg’s first steps in office. Pursued in its place will be a system in which state and local governments are provided with more control over the implementation of health-care policy."
  • Economy: "We must inject a heavy dose of fiscal sanity into Washington by prioritizing above all else the need to rein in our debt and deficit while working towards a balanced budget amendment to solve this issue once and for all."
  • Education: "A third-generation educator, Greg understands the need for quality educational opportunities for all and will fight to bolster and protect public schools. This need for a quality education for every student, however, means that more school choices are required in order for parents to remove their kids from failing schools and ineffective educators."
  • National Security: "For the U.S. to retain its prestige and freedom of movement, Greg will work to lessen the proposed onerous cuts to the military budget while cutting down on redundant agencies and ineffective programs."
  • Social Issues: "A Constitutional conservative and family values candidate, Greg is staunchly pro 2nd Amendment rights, pro-life, and supportive of the traditional definition of marriage between a man and a woman."

Campaign donors


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

Horton was defeated by Rob Andrews in 2012. During that election cycle, Horton's campaign committee raised a total of $12,640 and spent $11,350.[6]

Additional reading

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