New Jersey's 11th congressional district is a suburban district in northern New Jersey. The district includes portions of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties;  it is centered in  Morris County. It is one of the 10 most affluent congressional districts in the United States.  It has traditionally leaned Republican,  but has been represented by  Democrat Mikie Sherrill since 2019.
Counties and municipalities in the district [ edit ]
113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district contains all or portions of four counties and 54 municipalities. 
Bloomfield (part; also 10th), Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair (part; also 10th), North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange (part; also 10th).
Boonton Town, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph Township, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Victory Gardens.
Bloomingdale, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne and Woodland Park.
Byram Township, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta Township and Stanhope.
History [ edit ]
The 11th congressional district (together with the 12th) was created in 1913 based on the results of the 1910
United States Census.
Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th congressional district was centered in Essex County.
Democrats for almost 36 years under Hugh Joseph Addonizio and  Joseph Minish. The early 1980s redistricting, conducted under a Republican-dominated legislature, shifted the focus of the district to the Republican-dominated Morris County. In 1984, Republican  Dean Gallo defeated 22-year incumbent Democrat Joseph Minish. The district became one of the most reliably Republican districts in the Northeast. 
The congressional seat was held by
2012 election [ edit ]
2014 election [ edit ]
2016 election [ edit ]
2018 election [ edit ]
In January 2018, 12-term incumbent Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen announced that he would not seek re-election; earlier, leading political observers had rated the district as a "toss-up" in the November 2018 election. Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, was the Democratic nominee in 2018. Assemblymember  Jay Webber of New Jersey's 26th Assembly District was the Republican nominee. Attorney Ryan Martinez was the Libertarian Party nominee. On November 6, 2018, Sherrill prevailed by an unexpectedly large margin,  defeating Webber 56.8%-42.1%. The district shifted 33% towards the Democrats; this was the largest partisan swing of any congressional district in the nation in 2018. 
2020 election [ edit ]
Recent national election results [ edit ]
List of members representing the district [ edit ]
District created March 4, 1913
John J. Eagan
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
63rd 64th 65th 66th
Elected in 1912. Re-elected in 1914. Re-elected in 1916. Re-elected in 1918. Lost re-election.
1913–1933: Parts of Hudson ( Guttenberg, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York)
Archibald E. Olpp
March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1920. Lost re-election.
John J. Eagan
March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Elected in 1922. Lost renomination.
Oscar L. Auf der Heide
West New York
March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th 70th 71st 72nd
Elected in 1924. Re-elected in 1926. Re-elected in 1928. Re-elected in 1930. Redistricted to the .
Peter Angelo Cavicchia
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Redistricted from the
and 9th district re-elected in 1932. Re-elected in 1934. Lost re-election.
1933–1965: Parts of Essex (the Oranges and parts of Newark)
Edward L. O'Neill
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Elected in 1936. Lost re-election.
Albert L. Vreeland
January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1938. Re-elected in 1940. Retired to serve in the military.
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th 79th 80th
Elected in 1942. Re-elected in 1944. Re-elected in 1946. Lost re-election.
Hugh Joseph Addonizio
January 3, 1949 –
June 30, 1962
81st 82nd 83rd 84th 85th 86th 87th
Elected in 1948. Re-elected in 1950. Re-elected in 1952. Re-elected in 1954. Re-elected in 1956. Re-elected in 1958. Re-elected in 1960. Resigned to become Mayor of Newark.
June 30, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1985
88th 89th 90th 91st 92nd 93rd 94th 95th 96th 97th 98th
Elected in 1962. Re-elected in 1964. Re-elected in 1966. Re-elected in 1968. Re-elected in 1970. Re-elected in 1972. Re-elected in 1974. Re-elected in 1976. Re-elected in 1978. Re-elected in 1980. Re-elected in 1982. Lost re-election after redistricting.
1963–1967: Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, Verona, and parts of Newark)
1967–1973: Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, and parts of Newark)
1973–1983: Parts of Essex, Passaic ( Little Falls and West Paterson), and Union ( Hillside)
1983–1985: Parts of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic
January 3, 1985 –
November 6, 1994
99th 100th 101st 102nd 103rd
Elected in 1984. Re-elected in 1986. Re-elected in 1988. Re-elected in 1990. Re-elected in 1992. Retired and died before next term began.
1985–1993: Parts of Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
1993–2003: Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex
November 6, 1994 –
January 3, 1995
January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2019
104th 105th 106th 107th 108th 109th 110th 111th 112th 113th 114th 115th
Elected in 1994. Re-elected in 1996. Re-elected in 1998. Re-elected in 2000. Re-elected in 2002. Re-elected in 2004. Re-elected in 2006. Re-elected in 2008. Re-elected in 2010. Re-elected in 2012. Re-elected in 2014. Re-elected in 2016. Retired.
2003–2013: Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex
2013–present: Parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
January 3, 2019 –
Elected in 2018. Re-elected in 2020.
References [ edit ]
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Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
"Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017 . Retrieved . April 7, 2017
"11th District Leans Red but Democrats Think Sherrill Can Flip It to Blue". NJ Spotlight. October 2, 2018.
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Obernauer, Eric. "Democrats take 11th District as Sherrill wins". New Jersey Herald.
"After the Midterms, One Party Controls All the Wealthiest Congressional Districts". finance.yahoo.com.
NJ.com, Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for (January 29, 2018). "Top NJ Republican Frelinghuysen retiring from Congress". nj.
Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
"ADDONIZIO, Hugh Joseph" . Retrieved . 15 February 2021
"Joseph G. Minish, Ex-New Jersey Congressman, Dies at 91". 26 November 2007 . Retrieved . 15 February 2021
"MINISH LOSES IN JERSEY IN CONGRESSIONAL RACE". 7 November 1984.
"NJ Election 2020: District 11". 24 June 2020 . Retrieved . 15 February 2021
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"2018 House Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. March 8, 2018 . Retrieved . March 12, 2018
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"New Jersey Election Results 2018: Live Midterm Map by County & Analysis". www.politico.com.
Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives . Retrieved . April 27, 2019
"Official General Election Results: U.S. House of Representatives" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections . Retrieved . December 7, 2020
Further reading [ edit ]
Coordinates: 40°54′N 74°36′W / 40.90°N 74.60°W