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New Jersey's 12th congressional district
Current incumbentRush D. Holt, Jr. Democratic Party
Population732,031
Gender49.1% Male, 50.9% Female
Race58.1% White, 17.6% Black, 14.6% Asian
Ethnicity15.1% Hispanic
Unemployment10.5%
Median household income$75,649
High school graduation rate89.3%
College graduation rate41.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 12th Congressional District of New Jersey is a congressional district in New Jersey.

New Jersey's 12th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties and the capital city of Trenton.[1]

The district previously contained portions of five counties, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Somerset counties, and 44 municipalities.

The current representative of the 12th congressional district is Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D).

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 12th congressional district elections, 2012

The 12th congressional district of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. Incumbent 69.2% 189,926
     Republican Eric Beck 29.5% 80,906
     Independent Kenneth Cody 0.5% 1,305
     Independent Jack Freudenheim 0.8% 2,261
Total Votes 274,398
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Sipprelle (R) and Kenneth J. Cody (Truth Vision Hope) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 53% 108,214
     Republican Scott Sipprelle 45.9% 93,634
     Truth Vision Hope Kenneth J. Cody 1.1% 2,154
Total Votes 204,002

2008
On November 4, 2008, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Alan R. Bateman (R) and David Corsi (Common Sense Ideas) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 63.1% 193,732
     Republican Alan R. Bateman 35.3% 108,400
     Common Sense Ideas David Corsi 1.6% 4,802
Total Votes 306,934

2006
On November 7, 2006, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joseph S. Sinagra (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 65.7% 125,468
     Republican Joseph S. Sinagra 34.3% 65,509
Total Votes 190,977

2004
On November 2, 2004, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Spadea (R), Ken Chazotte (Independent/Libertarian) and Daryl M. Brooks (Independent/Green) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 59.2% 171,691
     Republican Bill Spadea 39.7% 115,014
     Independent/Libertarian Ken Chazotte 0.5% 1,562
     Independent/Green Daryl M. Brooks 0.5% 1,518
Total Votes 289,785

2002
On November 5, 2002, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated DeForest "Buster" Soaries (R), Carl J. Mayer (Independent/Green), Thomas D. Abrams (Independent/Libertarian) and Karen Ann Zaletel (Independent/NJ Conservative) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 61% 104,806
     Republican DeForest "Buster" Soaries 36.7% 62,938
     Independent/Green Carl J. Mayer 1.1% 1,871
     Independent/Libertarian Thomas D. Abrams 0.7% 1,259
     Independent/NJ Conservative Karen Ann Zaletel 0.5% 839
Total Votes 171,713

2000
On November 7, 2000, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dick Zimmer (R), Carl Mayer (I), John P. Desmond (I) and Worth Winslow (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 48.7% 146,162
     Republican Dick Zimmer 48.5% 145,511
     Independent Carl J. Mayer 1.9% 5,811
     Independent John P. Desmond 0.4% 1,233
     Independent Worth Winslow 0.4% 1,225
Total Votes 299,942

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 12th congressional district of New Jersey after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in New Jersey

In 2011, the New Jersey State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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