New Jersey's 11th congressional district

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New Jersey's 11th congressional district
New Jersey's 11th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
  Mikie Sherrill
Population (2017[2]) 729,569[1]
Median income $112,348[3]
Cook PVI R+3[4]

New Jersey's 11th Congressional District is a suburban district in northern New Jersey.[5] The district includes portions of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties;[6] it is centered in Morris County.[7] The district is one of the 10 most affluent congressional districts in the United States.[8] As of February 2019, the typically Republican-leaning[9] district is represented by Democrat Mikie Sherrill.[10]

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district contains all or portions of four counties and 54 municipalities.[11][12]

Essex County:

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).

Morris County:

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.

Passaic County:

Bloomingdale, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne and Woodland Park.

Sussex County:

Byram Township, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta Township and Stanhope.


The 11th congressional district (together with the 12th) was created in 1913 based on the results of the 1910 United States Census.[citation needed]

Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th congressional district was centered in Essex County.[citation needed] The congressional seat was held by Democrats for almost 36 years.[citation needed] The early 1980s redistricting, conducted under a Republican-dominated legislature, shifted the focus of the district to the Republican-dominated Morris County.[citation needed] In 1984, Republican Dean Gallo defeated 22-year incumbent Democrat Joseph Minish.[citation needed] The district became one of the most reliably Republican districts in the Northeast.[citation needed]

2018 election

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.[13][14] 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.[15] On November 6th, 2018, Sherrill prevailed by an unexpectedly large margin,[16] 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.[17]

Recent election results in statewide races

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 58 - 42%
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%
2012 President Romney 52 - 47%
2016 President Trump 48.8 - 47.9%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years District Home Electoral history Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1913
John J. Eagan (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
John J. Eagan
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
Weehawken [Data unknown/missing.] Parts of Hudson (Guttenberg, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York)
Archibald E. Olpp
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Secaucus [Data unknown/missing.]
John J. Eagan (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
John J. Eagan
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Weehawken [Data unknown/missing.]
Oscar L. Auf der Heide (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Oscar L. Auf der Heide
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
West New York Redistricted to the 14th district.
Peter A. Cavicchia (New Jersey Congressman).png
Peter Angelo Cavicchia
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Newark Redistricted from the 9th district. Parts of Essex (the Oranges and parts of Newark)
Edward L. O'Neill
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Newark [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert L. Vreeland Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
East Orange [Data unknown/missing.]
Frank Sundstrom Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
East Orange [Data unknown/missing.]
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Hugh Joseph Addonizio
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
June 30, 1962
Newark Resigned after being elected Mayor of Newark.
Vacant June 30, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
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Joseph Minish
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
West Orange Lost re-election after redistricting.
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, Verona, and parts of Newark)
January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, and parts of Newark)
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Parts of Essex, Passaic (Little Falls and West Paterson),}} and Union (Hillside)}}
January 3, 1983 –

January 3, 1985

Parts of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic
Dean Gallo.jpg
Dean Gallo
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
Parsippany-Troy Hills Died. Parts of Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
January 3, 1993 –
November 6, 1994
Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex
Vacant November 6, 1994 –
January 3, 1995
Rodney Frelinghuysen official photo, 114th Congress.jpg
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Harding Elected in 1994.

January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
NJ11congressdistrict Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
Parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
Mikie Sherrill, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Mikie Sherrill
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Montclair Incumbent.


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  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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  10. ^ Salant, Jonathan D. (January 29, 2018). "". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 29 January 2018. External link in |title= (help)
  11. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
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  13. ^ "2018 House Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Roll Call's 2018 Election Guide". The Economist Group. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  15. ^ New Jersey primary results accessed June 6, 2018
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  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • 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

Coordinates: 40°54′N 74°36′W / 40.90°N 74.60°W / 40.90; -74.60

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