New Jersey's 11th congressional district
|New Jersey's 11th congressional district|
District map as of 2013
|Current Representative||Rodney Frelinghuysen (R–Morristown)|
New Jersey's 11th Congressional District is represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. The district is centered in Morris County, with suburban settlements and a high per capita income; it is dominated by Republicans. The territory is located in the area of the Watchung and Ramapo Mountains.
Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th was centered in Essex County. The congressional seat was held by Democrats for over 40 years. The redistricting, conducted under a Republican-dominated legislature, shifted the focus of the district to Morris County, whose population was dominated by Republicans. In 1984, Republican Dean Gallo defeated 22-year incumbent Democrat Joseph Minish. Since then, the district has been one of the most reliably Republican districts in the Northeast. The Democrats have not made a serious bid for the seat since Minish's defeat.
Counties and municipalities in the district
- 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
Frelinghuysen won in 2006 by 62% to 37% for a little-known Democrat named Tom Wyka. In 2010 Frelinghuysen defeated the Democratic candidate, veteran Douglas Herbert, by a large margin of 67% to 31%.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2016||President||Trump 49 - 48%|
|2012||President||Romney 52 - 47%|
|2008||President||McCain 54 - 45%|
|2004||President||Bush 58 - 42%|
|2000||President||Bush 54 - 43%|
|District created March 4, 1913|
|John J. Eagan||Democratic||March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921|
|Archibald E. Olpp||Republican||March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923|
|John J. Eagan||Democratic||March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925|
|Oscar L. Auf der Heide||Democratic||March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933||redistricted to the 14th district|
|Peter Angelo Cavicchia||Republican||January 3, 1933 – January 3, 1937||redistricted from the 9th district|
|Edward L. O'Neill||Democratic||January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939|
|Albert L. Vreeland||Republican||January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943|
|Frank Sundstrom||Republican||January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949|
|Hugh Joseph Addonizio||Democratic||January 3, 1949 – June 30, 1962||Resigned after being elected Mayor of Newark|
|Vacant||June 30, 1962 – January 3, 1963|
|Joseph Minish||Democratic||January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1985|
|Dean Gallo||Republican||January 3, 1985 – November 6, 1994||died|
|Vacant||November 6, 1994 – January 3, 1995|
|Rodney Frelinghuysen||Republican||January 3, 1995 – Present||Incumbent|
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
- 2006 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results, CNN.com, November 8, 2006
- New York Times Election Results
- 2010 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results
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- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present