New Jersey's 1st congressional district

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New Jersey's 1st congressional district
New Jersey's 1st congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
  Donald Norcross
DCamden
Distribution
  • 98.2% urban
  • 1.8% rural
Population (2019)726,825[1]
Median household
income
$75,244[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+13[2]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The district, which includes the city of Camden and the suburbs of Philadelphia, has been represented by Democrat Donald Norcross since November 2014. It is among the most reliably Democratic districts in New Jersey, as it is mainly made up of Democratic-dominated Camden County.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Counties and municipalities in the district[edit]

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 United States Census), the district contains all or portions of three counties and 52 municipalities:[3]

Burlington County (2 municipalities)
Maple Shade Township, Palmyra
Camden County (36 municipalities)
Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Berlin Township, Brooklawn, Camden, Cherry Hill Township, Chesilhurst, Clementon, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Merchantville, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, Pennsauken Township, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock, Voorhees Township, Winslow Township, Woodlynne
Gloucester County (14 municipalities)
Deptford Township, East Greenwich Township (part, remainder in 2nd district), Glassboro, Greenwich Township, Logan Township, Monroe Township, National Park, Paulsboro, Washington Township, Wenonah, West Deptford Township, Westville, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury

Recent election results in statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 63 – 34%
2004 President Kerry 61 – 39%
2008 President Obama 65 – 34%
2012 President Obama 65 – 34%
2016 President Clinton 61 – 36%
2020 President Biden 62 – 37%

List of members representing the district[edit]

1789–1813: One seat[edit]

Member
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
Seats had been elected at-large until 1799.
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John Condit
(Orange: Bergen, Essex, and Middlesex Counties)
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Elected in 1798.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
All seats elected at-large after 1801.

1813–1815: Two seats[edit]

From 1813 to 1815, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Member
(Residence)
Party Electoral history Member
(Residence)
Party Electoral history
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Lewis Condict
(Morristown: Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Sussex Counties)
Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1813.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
Thomas Ward
(Newark)
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1813.
Redistricted to the at-large district.

All seats elected at-large starting in 1815.

1843–present: One seat[edit]

Member
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties/Towns
Seats had been elected at-large until 1843.
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Lucius Q.C. Elmer
(Bridgeton)
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1842.
Lost re-election.
Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
James G. Hampton
(Bridgeton)
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Retired.
Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
Andrew K. Hay
(Winslow)
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Retired.
Nathan T. Stratton
(Mulica Hill)
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Retired.
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Isaiah D. Clawson
(Woodstown)
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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John T. Nixon
(Bridgeton)
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
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John F. Starr
(Camden)
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
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William Moore
(Mays Landing)
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination.
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John W. Hazelton
(Mullica Hill)
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
1873–1893:
Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
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Clement H. Sinnickson
(Salem)
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
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George M. Robeson
(Trenton)
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Lost re-election.
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Thomas M. Ferrell
(Glassboro)
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
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George Hires
(Atlantic City)
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
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Christopher A. Bergen
(Camden)
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Lost renomination.
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Henry C. Loudenslager
(Paulsboro)
Republican March 4, 1893 –
August 12, 1911
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Died.
Camden, Gloucester, and Salem
Vacant August 12, 1911 –
November 7, 1911
62nd
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William J. Browning
(Camden)
Republican November 7, 1911 –
March 24, 1920
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected to finish Loudenslager's term.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Died.
Vacant March 24, 1920 –
November 2, 1920
66th
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Francis F. Patterson
(Merchantville)
Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1927
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected to finish Browning's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Lost renomination.
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Charles A. Wolverton
(Merchantville)
Republican March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1959
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Retired.
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William T. Cahill
(Camden)
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1967
86th
87th
88th
89th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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John E. Hunt
(Pitman)
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
1967–1973
Gloucester and parts of Camden County
1973–1985
Gloucester and parts of Camden County
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James Florio
(Camden)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 16, 1990
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Resigned when elected governor.
1985–1993
Parts of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester
Vacant January 16, 1990 –
November 6, 1990
101st
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Rob Andrews
(Camden)
Democratic November 6, 1990 –
February 18, 2014
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected to finish Florio's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-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.
Resigned due to House Ethics investigation.
1993–2003
Parts of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester
2003–2013
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Parts of Burlington (Maple Shade and Palmyra), Camden, and Gloucester
2013–present
Parts of Burlington (Maple Shade and Palmyra), Camden, and Gloucester
Vacant February 18, 2014 –
November 12, 2014
113th
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Donald Norcross
(Camden)
Democratic November 12, 2014 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected to finish Andrews's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results[edit]

2012[edit]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Andrews (incumbent) 210,470 68.2
Republican Gregory Horton 92,459 30.0
Green John Reitter 4,413 1.4
Reform Margaret Chapman 1,177 0.4
Total votes 308,519 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross 93,315 57.4
Republican Garry Cobb 64,073 39.4
Independent Scot John Tomaszewski 1,784 1.1
Independent Robert Shapiro 1,134 0.7
Independent Margaret M. Chapman 1,103 0.7
Independent Mike Berman 634 0.4
Independent Donald E Letton 449 0.3
Total votes 162,492 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross (incumbent) 183,231 60.0
Republican Bob Patterson 112,388 36.8
Independent Scot John Tomaszewski 5,473 1.8
Libertarian William F. Sihr IV 2,410 0.8
Independent Michael Berman 1,971 0.6
Total votes 305,473 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross (incumbent) 169,628 64.4
Republican Paul E. Dilks 87,617 33.3
Libertarian Robert Shapiro 2,821 1.1
Independent Paul Hamlin 2,368 0.9
Independent Mohammad Kabir 984 0.4
Total votes 263,418 100.0
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

New Jersey's 1st congressional district, 2020[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross (incumbent) 240,567 62.5
Republican Claire Gustafson 144,463 37.5
Total votes 385,030 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed September 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. November 6, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. December 2, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Official General Election Results: U.S. House of Representatives" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. Retrieved December 7, 2020.

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 39°53′17″N 75°03′45″W / 39.8881°N 75.0625°W / 39.8881; -75.0625