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New Jersey's 7th Congressional District

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New Jersey's 7th congressional district
Current incumbentLeonard Lance Republican Party
Population747,216
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race81.2% White, 4.5% Black, 8.5% Asian
Ethnicity11.7% Hispanic
Unemployment8.1%
Median household income95,189
High school graduation rate93.3%
College graduation rate47.7%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 7th Congressional District of New Jersey is a congressional district in New Jersey.

New Jersey's 7th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Hunterdon County and portions of Warren, Morris and Somerset counties.[1]

The district previously contained portions of four counties, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties, and 54 municipalities

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Leonard Lance (R).

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

The 7th congressional district of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Leonard Lance won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Upendra Chivukula 40% 123,057
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance Incumbent 57.2% 175,662
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.3% 4,078
     Independent Dennis Breen 1.5% 4,518
Total Votes 307,315
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Leonard Lance won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ed Potosnak (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance incumbent 59.4% 105,084
     Democratic Ed Potosnak 40.6% 71,902
Total Votes 176,986

2008
On November 4, 2008, Leonard Lance won election to the United States House. He defeated Linda Stender (D), Michael P. Hsing (Hsing for Congress), Dean Greco (All Day Breakfast Party) and Thomas D. Abrams (Prosperity Not War) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance 50.2% 148,461
     Democratic Linda Stender 42.2% 124,818
     Hsing for Congress Michael P. Hsing 5.6% 16,419
     All Day Breakfast Party Dean Greco 1.1% 3,259
     Prosperity Not War Thomas D. Abrams 0.9% 2,671
Total Votes 295,628

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mike Ferguson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Linda Stender (D), Darren Young (L) and Thomas D. Abrams (Withdraw Troops Now) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ferguson incumbent 49.4% 98,399
     Democratic Linda Stender 47.9% 95,454
     Libertarian Darren Young 1% 2,046
     Withdraw Troops Now Thomas D. Abrams 1.6% 3,176
Total Votes 199,075

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mike Ferguson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Brozak (D), Matthew Angus Williams (I) and Thomas D. Abrams (Independent/Libertarian) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ferguson incumbent 56.9% 162,597
     Democratic Steve Brozak 41.7% 119,081
     Independent Matthew Angus Williams 0.7% 2,016
     Independent/Libertarian Thomas D. Abrams 0.8% 2,153
Total Votes 285,847

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mike Ferguson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tim Carden (D) and Darren Young (Independent/Libertarian) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ferguson incumbent 58% 106,055
     Democratic Tim Carden 40.9% 74,879
     Independent/Libertarian Darren Young 1.1% 2,068
Total Votes 183,002

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mike Ferguson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Maryanne Connelly (D), Jerry L. Coleman (I), Darren Young (I), Shawn Glanella (I) and Mary T. Johnson (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ferguson incumbent 51.6% 128,434
     Democratic Maryanne Connelly 45.6% 113,479
     Independent Jerry L. Coleman 2.2% 5,444
     Independent Darren Young 0.4% 973
     Independent Shawn Glanella 0.2% 386
     Independent Mary T. Johnson 0.1% 283
Total Votes 248,999

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th 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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