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New Jersey's 11th congressional district
Current Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R)
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income $79,009
Ethnicity 87.5% White, 2.8% Black, 6.4% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI R+7

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. The district is a suburban Republican leaning district that is centered in Morris County. It is the second wealthiest congressional district in the nation[1]

Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th was centered in Essex County and the Congressional seat was held by Democrats for over 40 years. The redistricting shifted the focus of the district to heavily Republican Morris County. As a result, 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.

Although Republicans have a large advantage in registration, it tends to elect moderate Republicans. This, however, does not translate to success for Democrats during bad years for Republicans. For example, Frelinghuysen won in 2006 by 62% to 37% for a little known Democrat named Tom Wyka.[1]


Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all or portions of five counties and 58 municipalities.

Essex County:

Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston (part; also 8), Millburn (part; also 10), North Caldwell, Roseland, West Caldwell

Morris County:

All 39 municipalities

Passaic County:

Bloomingdale (part; also 5)

Somerset County:

Bernards Township, Bridgewater Township (part; also 7), Raritan, Somerville

Sussex County:

Byram Township, Hopatcong, Sparta Township, Stanhope


The 11th congressional district (together with the 12th) was created starting with the 63rd United States Congress in 1913, based on the results of the 1910 United States Census.


Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%
2004 President Bush 58 - 42%
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%


Representative Party Years District home Note
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 A. 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 J. Addonizio Democratic January 3, 1949 – June 30, 1962 Resigned after being elected Mayor of Newark
Vacant June 30, 1962 – January 3, 1963
Joseph G. Minish Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1985
Dean A. Gallo Republican January 3, 1985 – November 6, 1994 died
Vacant November 6, 1994 – January 3, 1995
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen Republican January 3, 1995 – Present




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