New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District

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New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Jon Runyan (RMount Laurel Township)
Distribution 96.17% urban, 3.83% rural
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income $55,282
Ethnicity 85.6% White, 8.8% Black, 2.8% Asian, 3.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+1

New Jersey's Third Congressional District is represented by Republican Jon Runyan, who won the seat after defeating Representative John Adler in 2010.

Counties and municipalities in the district[edit]

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), this congressional district contains all or portions of two counties and 52 municipalities in New Jersey.

Burlington County: (28)

Bass River Township, Beverly, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Burlington Township (part, also 4), Cinnaminson Township, Delanco Township, Delran Township, Eastampton Township, Edgewater Park Township, Evesham Township, Fieldsboro Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Moorestown Township, Mount Holly Township, Mount Laurel Township, New Hanover Township, North Hanover Township, Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Township, Riverside Township, Shamong Township (part, also 2), Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township, Westampton Township, Willingboro Township, Woodland Township, Wrightstown

Ocean County: (23)

Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Eagleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Island Heights, Lacey Township, Lavallette, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Gate, Ocean Township, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River, Stafford Township, Surf City, Toms River Township, Tuckerton

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 52 – 47%
2004 President Bush 51 – 49%
2000 President Gore 54 – 43%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1799
No image.svg James Linn Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 – March 4, 1801 Hunterdon and Somerset Counties
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1801

1813–1815: Two seats[edit]

From 1813 to 1815, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket. This district was organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district.

Seat A[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
No image.svg William Coxe, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 4, 1815 Burlington Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

Seat B[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
No image.svg Jacob Hufty Federalist March 4, 1813 – May 20, 1814 Salem Redistricted from the At-large congressional district, died
Vacant May 20, 1814 – November 2, 1814
No image.svg Thomas Bines Democratic-Republican November 2, 1814 – March 4, 1815 Pennsville

District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1815

1843–present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
No image.svg Isaac G. Farlee Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845 Flemington Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties
No image.svg John Runk Whig March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1847 Kingwood Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties
No image.svg Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1849 Hamburg Redistricted from the 4th congressional district (return to 1843 alignment)
No image.svg Isaac Wildrick Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 4, 1853 Blairstown
No image.svg Samuel Lilly Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1855 Lambertville Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Warren Counties
No image.svg James Bishop Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857 New Brunswick
No image.svg Garnett Adrain Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1859 New Brunswick
Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 4, 1861
No image.svg William G. Steele Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1865 Somerville Union County added 1862
No image.svg Charles Sitgreaves Democratic March 4, 1865 – March 4, 1869 Phillipsburg
JohnTBird.jpg John T. Bird Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1873 Flemington
AClarkJr.jpg Amos Clark, Jr. Republican March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Elizabeth Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union Counties
MRoss.jpg Miles Ross Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1883 New Brunswick
JohnkeanNJ.jpg John Kean Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 Elizabeth
Robert Stockton Green.jpg Robert S. Green Democratic March 4, 1885 – January 17, 1887 Elizabeth resigned after being elected Governor of New Jersey
Vacant January 17, 1887 – March 3, 1887
JohnkeanNJ.jpg John Kean Republican March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1889
No image.svg Jacob A. Geissenhainer Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1895 Middlesex, Monmouth, and Somerset Counties from 1892
Benjamin Franklin Howell.jpg Benjamin F. Howell Republican March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1911 Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties from 1902
No image.svg Thomas J. Scully Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1921
No image.svg T. Frank Appleby Republican March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
No image.svg Elmer H. Geran Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1925
Vacant March 3, 1925 – November 3, 1925
No image.svg Stewart H. Appleby Republican November 3, 1925 – March 4, 1927 installed after special election due to death of rep-elect T. Frank Appleby
No image.svg Harold G. Hoffman Republican March 4, 1927 – March 4, 1931
No image.svg William H. Sutphin Democratic March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1943 Part of Middlesex County north of the Raritan River removed 1932
No image.svg James C. Auchincloss Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1965 Remainder of Middlesex County to the new 15th District 1962
James J. Howard.jpg James J. Howard Democratic January 3, 1965 – March 25, 1988 died From 1966 election New Jersey Districts no longer follow county lines.
Vacant March 25, 1988 – November 8, 1988
Frank Pallone, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic November 8, 1988 – January 3, 1993 Long Branch Redistricted to the 6th congressional district
Jim Saxton, official 109th Congress photo.jpg H. James Saxton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2009 Mount Holly Redistricted from the 13th congressional district
Rep. John Adler.jpg John Adler Democratic January 6, 2009 – January 3, 2011 Cherry Hill
Jon Runyan, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jon Runyan Republican January 3, 2011 –Present Mount Laurel Township Incumbent

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°51′48″N 74°50′59″W / 39.8633°N 74.8498°W / 39.8633; -74.8498