New Jersey's 4th congressional district

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New Jersey's 4th congressional district
New Jersey's 4th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Chris Smith (RHamilton Township, Mercer County)
Distribution
  • 93.08% urban
  • 6.92% rural
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income 54,073
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+8[1]

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elects one member of the United States House of Representatives by the first-past-the-post voting method. It is represented by Republican Chris Smith, who has represented the district since 1981.

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 Census), the Fourth Congressional District of New Jersey includes 43 municipalities in parts of Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Municipalities in the district are:[2][3]

Mercer County (2 municipalities)

Hamilton Township and Robbinsville Township

Monmouth County (34)

Allentown Borough, Avon-By-The-Sea Borough, Belmar Borough, Bradley Beach Borough, Brielle Borough, Colts Neck Township, Eatontown Borough, Englishtown Borough, Fair Haven Borough, Farmingdale Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Lake Como Borough, Little Silver Borough, Manalapan Township, Manasquan Borough, Middletown Township (part), Millstone Township, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Roosevelt Borough, Rumson Borough, Sea Girt Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake Heights Borough, Tinton Falls Borough, Upper Freehold Township and Wall Township

Ocean County (7)

Bay Head Borough, Jackson Township, Lakehurst Borough, Lakewood Township, Manchester Township, Point Pleasant Beach Borough and Point Pleasant Borough (part)

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 56 - 41%
2012 President Romney 54 - 45%
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2004 President Bush 56 - 44%
2000 President Gore 50 - 46%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
No image.svg James H. Imlay Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801 Allentown Burlington and Monmouth Counties
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
No image.svg Littleton Kirkpatrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset Counties
No image.svg Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Hamburg Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties 1844-1846, Edsall to the 3rd District
No image.svg John Van Dyke Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 New Brunswick Return to 1843 alignment
No image.svg George H. Brown Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Somerville
Gv1a200.gif George Vail Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857 Morristown Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties
John Huyler (New Jersey Congressman).jpg John Huyler Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Hackensack
No image.svg Jetur R. Riggs Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Paterson
George T. Cobb (New Jersey Congressman).jpg George T. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Morristown
AJRogers.jpg Andrew J. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 Newton Essex County except City of Newark added
JHill.jpg John Hill Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Boonton
RHamilton.jpg Robert Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Newton Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren Counties
AAClark.jpg Alvah A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Henry S. Harris (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Henry S. Harris Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Benjamin Franklin Howey (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Benjamin F. Howey Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
James Nelson Pidcock (New Jersey Congressman).jpg James N. Pidcock Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
No image.svg Samuel Fowler Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Johnston Cornish (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Johnston Cornish Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties
Mahlon Pitney cph.3b30300.jpg Mahlon Pitney Republican March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899 resigned on election to New Jersey State Senate
Vacant January 10, 1899 – March 3, 1899
Joshua S. Salmon (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Joshua S. Salmon Democratic March 4, 1899 – May 6, 1902 died
Vacant May 6, 1902 – June 18, 1902
DeWittCFlanagan.jpg De Witt C. Flanagan Democratic June 18, 1902 – March 3, 1903
William M. Lanning (New Jersey Congressman).jpg William M. Lanning Republican March 4, 1903 – June 6, 1904 resigned on appointment as district judge of 3rd circuit / Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset Counties
Vacant June 6, 1904 – November 8, 1904
Ira W. Wood (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Ira W. Wood Republican November 8, 1904 – March 3, 1913
Allan B. Walsh (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Allan B. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Elijah C. Hutchinson.jpeg Elijah C. Hutchinson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
No image.svg Charles Browne Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Charles Aubrey Eaton family photograph.jpg Charles A. Eaton Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to 5th district
No image.svg D. Lane Powers Republican March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945 resigned to become member of New Jersey Public Utilities Commission / Burlington and Mercer Counties
Vacant August 30, 1945 – November 6, 1945
No image.svg Frank A. Mathews, Jr. Republican November 6, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Charles R. Howell (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Charles R. Howell Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955
Frank Thompson.jpg Frank Thompson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – December 29, 1980 resigned / Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex, and Warren Counties 1966-1970
Vacant December 29, 1980 – January 3, 1981
Day2 chris smith.jpg Chris Smith Republican January 3, 1981 – Present Hamilton Township Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ District, Chris Smith (New Jersey politician). Accessed June 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°09′36″N 74°25′27″W / 40.1600°N 74.4242°W / 40.1600; -74.4242