United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2016

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All twelve New Jersey seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 6
Seats won 7 5
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,821,620 1,541,631
Percentage 54.16% 45.84%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 12 U.S. Representatives from the state of New Jersey, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on June 7.

Contents

District 1

Democratic Party incumbent Donald Norcross was first elected to this seat in the 2014 election. Fellow Democrat Alex Law announced he would run for the seat in 2016 before Norcross' 2014 election.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross 56,753 70.29
Democratic Alex Law 23,986 29.71
Total votes 80,739 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Bob Patterson

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Patterson 23,813 100
Total votes 23,813 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 1st Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Norcross 183,231 59.98
Republican Bob Patterson 112,388 36.79
We Deserve Better Scot John Tomaszewski 5,473 1.79
Libertarian William F. Sihr IV 2,410 0.79
AmericanIndependents.org Michael Berman 1,971 0.65
Total votes 305,473 100
Democratic hold

District 2

Republican Frank LoBiondo has represented this district since 1995.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • David H. Cole
  • Constantino "Tino" Rozzo

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David H. Cole 33,961 81.07
Democratic Constantino "Tino" Rozzo 7,932 18.93
Total votes 41,893 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LoBiondo 39,913 100
Total votes 39,913 100

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Frank
LoBiondo (R)
David
Cole (D)
Other Undecided
Stockton University October 19–23, 2016 625 ± 3.9% 59% 34% 3% 4%

Results

New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LoBiondo 176,338 59.21
Democratic David H. Cole 110,838 37.22
Libertarian John Ordille 3,773 1.27
Make Government Work James Keenan 2,653 0.89
Representing The 99% Steven Fenichel 1,574 0.53
People's Independent Progressive Eric Beechwood 1,387 0.47
For Political Revolution Gabriel Brian Franco 1,232 0.41
Total votes 297,795 100
Republican hold

District 3

Republican Tom MacArthur has represented this district since 2015.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Fred LaVergne
  • Jim Keady

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederick John LaVergne 32,963 62.80
Democratic Jim Keady 19,526 37.20
Total votes 52,489 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom MacArthur 46,264 100
Total votes 46,264 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom MacArthur 194,596 59.32
Democratic Frederick John Lavergne 127,526 38.87
Constitution Lawrence W. Berlinski Jr. 5,938 1.81
Total votes 328,060 100
Republican hold

District 4

Republican Chris Smith has represented this district since 1981.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Lorna Phillipson

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lorna Phillipson 40,528 100
Total votes 40,528 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher H. Smith 41,789 91.98
Republican Bruce C MacDonald 3,645 8.02
Total votes 45,434 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Smith 211,992 63.72
Democratic Lorna Phillipson 111,532 33.52
Economic Growth Hank Schroeder 5,840 1.76
Libertarian Jeremy Marcus 3,320 1.00
Total votes 332,684 100
Republican hold

District 5

Republican Party incumbent Scott Garrett had served for seven terms. Josh Gottheimer, a former speechwriter for Bill Clinton and aide for the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, ran against Garrett as a Democrat.[4]

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Joshua S. Gottheimer

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joshua S. Gottheimer 43,250 100
Total votes 43,250 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garrett 42,179 82.20
Republican Peter Vallorosi 4,884 9.52
Republican Michael J Cino 4,252 8.28
Total votes 51,315 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 5th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josh Gottheimer 172,587 51.11
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 157,690 46.70
Libertarian Claudio Belusic 7,424 2.20
Total votes 337,701 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6

Democratic Frank Pallone has represented this district since 1989.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Pallone Jr. 52,231 100
Total votes 52,231 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Brent Sonnek-Schmelz

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brent Sonnek-Schmelz 17,856 100
Total votes 17,856 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 6th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Pallone 167,895 63.73
Republican Brent Sonnek-Schmelz 91,908 34.89
Green Rajit B. Malliah 1,912 0.73
Libertarian Judith Shamy 1,720 0.65
Total votes 263,435 100
Democratic hold

District 7

Republican Leonard Lance has represented this district since 2009.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Peter Jacob

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Jacob 46,152 100
Total votes 46,152 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leonard Lance 31,807 53.91
Republican David Larsen 19,425 32.92
Republican Craig P. Heard 7,774 13.17
Total votes 59,006 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 7th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leonard Lance 185,850 54.08
Democratic Peter Jacob 148,188 43.12
Libertarian Dan O'Neill 5,343 1.55
Conservative Party Arthur T. Haussmann Jr. 4,254 1.24
Total votes 343,635 100
Republican hold

District 8

Democrat Albio Sires has represented this district since 2007.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires 45,988 86.90
Democratic Eloy J. Delgado 6,933 13.10
Total votes 52,921 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Agha Khan

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Agha Khan 4,679 100
Total votes 4,679 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 8th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires 134,733 77.04
Republican Agha Khan 32,337 18.49
Wake Up America Pablo Olivera 4,381 2.50
Libertarian Dan Delaney 3,438 1.97
Total votes 174,889 100
Democratic hold

District 9

Democratic Bill Pascrell has represented this district since 1997.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Pascrell Jr. 47,671 100
Total votes 47,671 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Hector L. Castillo

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hector L. Castillo 12,757 100
Total votes 12,757 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 9th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Pascrell 162,642 69.73
Republican Hector L. Castillo 65,376 28.03
Libertarian Diego Rivera 3,327 1.43
NSA Did 911 Jeff Boss 1,897 0.81
Total votes 233,242 100
Democratic hold

District 10

Democratic Donald Payne Jr. has represented this district since 2013.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Payne Jr. 75,175 100
Total votes 75,175 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • David H. Pinckney

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David H. Pinckney 3,395 100
Total votes 3,395 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 10th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Payne Jr. 190,856 85.67
Republican David H. Pinckney 26,450 11.87
Women Of Power Joanne Miller 3,719 1.67
New Beginning's Aaron Walter Fraser 1,746 0.78
Total votes 222,771 100
Democratic hold

District 11

Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen has represented this district since 1995.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Joseph M. Wenzel
  • Richard McFarlane
  • Lee Anne Brogowski

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph M. Wenzel 34,688 70.45
Democratic Richard McFarlane 8,751 17.77
Democratic Lee Anne Brogowski 5,799 11.78
Total votes 49,238 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen 44,618 76.23
Republican Rick Van Glahn 13,909 23.77
Total votes 58,527 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 11th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen 194,299 58.00
Democratic Joseph M. Wenzel 130,162 38.86
Financial Independence Thomas Depasquale 7,056 2.11
Libertarian Jeff Hetrick 3,475 1.03
Total votes 334,992 100
Republican hold

District 12

Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman has represented this district since 2015.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bonnie Watson Coleman 66,479 93.63
Democratic Alexander J. Kucsma 4,525 6.37
Total votes 71,004 100

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Steven J. Uccio

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven J. Uccio 18,640 100
Total votes 18,640 100

General election

Results

New Jersey's 12th Congressional District, 2016 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bonnie Watson Coleman 181,430 62.86
Republican Steven J. Uccio 92,407 32.02
Legalize Marijuana Party R. Edward Forchion 6,094 2.11
Teddy Roosevelt Progressive Robert Shapiro 2,775 0.96
Libertarian Thomas Fitzpatrick 2,482 0.86
Green Steven Welzer 2,135 0.74
We The People Michael R. Bollentin 1,311 0.45
Total votes 288,634 100
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ Pizarro, Max (October 20, 2014). "Laying down the Law early in CD1". PolitickerNJ. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Official Results" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Donors start backing Wyckoff man as potential Garrett challenger for Congress". NorthJersey.com. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.

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