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Political party strength in New Jersey

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of New Jersey:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Federalist (F),       Independent (I),       Jacksonian Democratic (J),       no party, unknown, or other (N),       National Republican (NR),       Opposition (O),       Pro-Administration (PA),       Republican (R),       Whig (W), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor/Sec. of State State Senate General Assembly U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1776 William Livingston (F) [1] began in 1789
1789 Jonathan Elmer (PA) William Paterson (PA) 4PA George Washington (N) Green tickY
1790 Elisha Lawrence (F)[2]
William Paterson (F)
1791 John Rutherfurd (PA) Philemon Dickinson (PA) 3PA, 1I
1792 George Washington (N) Green tickY
1793 Thomas Henderson (F)[2] Frederick Frelinghuysen (PA) 5PA
Richard Howell (F)
1794 4PA, 1I[3]
1795 4F, 1I
1796 John Adams and Thomas Pinckney (F) Green tickY
1797 Franklin Davenport (F) Richard Stockton (F) 5F
1799 James Schureman (F) Jonathan Dayton (F) 3DR, 2F
1800 John Adams and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (F) Red XN
1801 Joseph Bloomfield (DR) Aaron Ogden (F) 5DR
1802 John Lambert (DR)[2]
1803 Joseph Bloomfield (DR) John Condit (DR) 6DR
1804 Y
1805 Aaron Kitchell (DR)
1808 Y
1809 John Lambert (DR) John Condit (DR)
1812 Aaron Ogden (F) DeWitt Clinton and Jared Ingersoll (F) Red XN
1813 William Sanford Pennington (DR) 4F, 2DR
1814 3DR, 3F[4]
1815 Mahlon Dickerson (DR) James J. Wilson (DR) 6DR
1816 James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1817 Isaac Halstead Williamson (D) Mahlon Dickerson (DR,

then Jacksonian Democratic)

1819 Samuel L. Southard (DR)
1820 James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1823 Joseph McIlvaine (DR)
1824 Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun (DR) Red XN
1825 3J, 2NR, 1I
1827 Ephraim Bateman (NR) 3NR, 2I, 1J
1828 John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (NR) Red XN
1829 Peter Dumont Vroom (D) Mahlon Dickerson (J) Theodore Frelinghuysen (NR) 6NR
1832 Samuel L. Southard (W) Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Green tickY
1833 Elias P. Seeley (W) Samuel L. Southard (W) 6J
Peter Dumont Vroom (D)
1835 Garret D. Wall (J, then Democratic) 5J, 1W
1836 Philemon Dickerson (D) William Henry Harrison and Francis Granger (W) Red XN
1837 William Pennington (W) 6W
1839 5D, 1W
1840 William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 William L. Dayton (W) Jacob W. Miller (W) 6W
1843 Daniel Haines (D) 4D, 1W
1844 Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen (W) Red XN
1845 Charles C. Stratton (W) 4W, 1D
1846 3W, 2D
1847 4W, 1D
1848 Daniel Haines (D) Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (W) Green tickY
1851 George F. Fort (D) Robert F. Stockton (D) 4D, 1W
1852 Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853 John R. Thomson (D) William Wright (D)
1854 Rodman M. Price (D)
1855 4O, 1D
1856 James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge (D) Green tickY
1857 William A. Newell (R) 3D, 2R
1859 John C. Ten Eyck (R) 3R, 2D
1860 Charles S. Olden (R) Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) - 4 Green tickY
Stephen A. Douglas and Herschel Vespasian Johnson (D) - 3 Red XN
1861 Richard S. Field (R) 3D, 2R
1862 James W. Wall (D)
1863 Joel Parker (D) William Wright (D) 4D, 1R
1864 N
1865 John P. Stockton (D) 3D, 2R
1866 Marcus L. Ward (R)
1867 Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (R) Alexander G. Cattell (R) 3R, 2D
1868 Horatio Seymour and Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (D) Red XN
1869 Theodore F. Randolph (D) John P. Stockton (D) 3D, 2R
1871 Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (R) 3R, 2D
1872 Joel Parker (D) Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 6R, 1D
1875 Joseph D. Bedle (D) Theodore F. Randolph (D) 5D, 2R
1876 Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas Andrews Hendricks (D) Red XN
1877 John R. McPherson (D) 4D, 3R
1878 George B. McClellan (D)
1879 4R, 3D
1880 Winfield Hancock and William Hayden English (D) Red XN
1881 George C. Ludlow (D) William J. Sewell (R) 4R, 3D
1884 Leon Abbett (D) Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Green tickY
1887 Robert Stockton Green (D) Rufus Blodgett (D) 5R, 2D
1888 Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman (D) Red XN
1889 4R, 3D
1890 Leon Abbett (D)
1891 5D, 2R
1892 Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) Green tickY
1893 George T. Werts (D) James Smith, Jr. (D) 6D, 2R
1895 William J. Sewell (R) 8R
1896 John W. Griggs (R)[5] William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart (R) Green tickY
1898 Foster M. Voorhees (R)[2]
David Ogden Watkins (R)[2]
1899 Foster M. Voorhees (R) John Kean (R) 6R, 2D
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 John F. Dryden (R)
1902 Franklin Murphy (R)
1903 7R, 3D
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Edward C. Stokes (R) 9R, 1D
1907 Frank O. Briggs (R) 6R, 4D
1908 John Franklin Fort (R) William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 7R, 3D
1911 Woodrow Wilson (D)[6] James E. Martine (D) 7D, 3R
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 James F. Fielder (D)[2] William Hughes (D) 11D, 1R
Leon R. Taylor (D)[2]
1914 James F. Fielder (D)
1915 8R, 4D
1916 Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Walter Evans Edge[7] Joseph S. Frelinghuysen (R) David Baird (R) 9R, 3D
1919 William Nelson Runyon (R)[2] Walter Evans Edge (R) 8R, 4D
1920 Clarence E. Case (R)[2] Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
Edward I. Edwards (D)
1921 11R, 1D
1923 George Sebastian Silzer (D) Edward I. Edwards (D) 6R, 6D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 10R, 2D
1926 A. Harry Moore (D)
1927 9R, 3D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Morgan Foster Larson (R) Hamilton F. Kean (R) David Baird, Jr. (R) 10R, 2D
1931 Dwight W. Morrow (R) 8R, 4D
1932 A. Harry Moore {D}[7] Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 W. Warren Barbour (R) 10R, 4D
1935 Clifford Ross Powell (R)[2] A. Harry Moore (D)
Horace Griggs Prall (R)[2]
Harold G. Hoffman (R)
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1937 John G. Milton (D) William H. Smathers (D) 7R, 7D
1938 A. Harry Moore (D)
1939 W. Warren Barbour (R) 11R, 3D
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Charles Edison (D) 10R, 4D
1943 Arthur Walsh (D) Albert W. Hawkes (R) 11R, 3D
1944 Walter Evans Edge (R) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 H. Alexander Smith (R) 12R, 2D
1947 Alfred E. Driscoll (R)
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Robert C. Hendrickson (R) 9R, 5D
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 8R, 6D
1954 Robert B. Meyner (D)
1955 Clifford P. Case (R)
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1957 10R, 4D
1959 Harrison A. Williams (D) 9R, 5D
1960 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961 8R, 6D
1962 Richard J. Hughes (D)
1963 8R, 7D
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 11D, 4R
1967 9D, 6R
1968 31R, 9D 58R, 22D Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1970 William T. Cahill (R) 59R, 21D
1972 24R, 16D 40D, 40R Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 8D, 7R
1974 Brendan Byrne (D) 29D, 11R 66D, 14R
1975 12D, 3R
1976 49D, 31R Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 11D, 4R
1978 27D, 13R 54D, 26R
1979 Bill Bradley (D) 10D, 5R
1980 26D, 14R 44D, 36R Y
1981 8D, 7R
1982 Thomas Kean (R) 22D, 13R 43D, 37R
Nicholas F. Brady (R)
1983 Frank Lautenberg (D) 9D, 5R
1984 23D, 17R 44D, 36R Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1985 8D, 6R
1986 50R, 30D
1988 24D, 16R 42R, 38D George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1990 James Florio (D) 23D, 17R 42D, 38R
1992 27R, 13D 58R, 22D Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 7D, 6R
1994 Christine Todd Whitman (R)[8] 24R, 16D 53R, 27D
1995 8R, 5D
1996 50R, 30D Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1997 Robert Torricelli (D) 7R, 6D
1998 48R, 32D
1999 7D, 6R
2000 45R, 35D Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 Jon Corzine (D)[9]
Donald DiFrancesco (R)[10][11]
2002 John Farmer Jr. (R)[12] 20D, 20R 44D, 36R
John O. Bennett (R)[10]
Richard Codey (D)[10]
Jim McGreevey (D)[13]
2003 Frank Lautenberg (D)
2004 22D, 18R 47D, 33R John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
Richard Codey (D)[11][14]
2006 Jon Corzine (D) 49D, 31R
Bob Menendez (D)[15] 6D, 6R
7D, 6R
2008 23D, 17R 48D, 32R Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 8D, 5R
2010 Chris Christie (R) Kim Guadagno (R) 47D, 33R
2011 24D, 16R[16] 7D, 6R
2012 48D, 32R
2013 6D, 6R
Jeffrey Chiesa (R)
Cory Booker (D)
2014 6R, 5D[17]
2015 6D, 6R
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor/Sec. of State State Senate General Assembly U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress


  1. ^ A lieutenant governor took office for the first time on January 19, 2010. The position was created as the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution approved by voters on November 8, 2005 and effective January 17, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Acting.
  3. ^ Abraham Clark, a member of the Pro-Administration Party, died September 15, 1794, and Aaron Kitchell was elected to fill his vacancy
  4. ^ Jacob Hufty, a Federalist, died on May 20, 1814, and was replaced by Thomas Bines, a Democratic-Republican, on November 2, 1814
  5. ^ Resigned in order to become attorney general of the United States.
  6. ^ Resigned in order to become president of the United States.
  7. ^ a b Resigned in order to become a United States senator.
  8. ^ Resigned to become Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  9. ^ Resigned after election as governor.
  10. ^ a b c State Senate president who held the title of acting governor.
  11. ^ a b Per legislation signed by Codey on January 10, 2006, any acting Governor who serves for at least 6 months would officially have the title "governor." This law applied retroactively to DiFrancesco as well.
  12. ^ As state attorney general, assumed the office of governor for 90 minutes while a new Senate president was being sworn in at the start of the new legislative session.
  13. ^ Resigned in August 2004, effective November 15, 2004.
  14. ^ Became acting governor on November 15, 2004, following resignation of McGreevey.
  15. ^ Initially appointed to fill vacancy.
  16. ^ Appointed State Senator Tom Goodwin (R) was defeated by Assemblywoman Linda R. Greenstein (D) in a special election.
  17. ^ Representative Rob Andrews, Democrat of New Jersey's 1st congressional district, resigned

See also

External links

  • State of New Jersey Department of State, Division of Elections
    • Year-by-Year Election Results
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