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New Jersey's 11th congressional district

New Jersey's 11th congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (RMorristown)
Distribution 93.49% urban, 6.51% rural
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+6

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. The district is a suburban Republican-leaning district located primarily in the Watchung Mountains, as well as the Ramapo Mountains, that is centered in Morris County.

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 congressional 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.

The district from 2003 to 2013


  • Counties and municipalities in the district 1
  • History 2
  • Voting 3
  • Representatives 4
  • References 5

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 109th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all or portions of four counties and 54 municipalities.

Essex County:

Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange (part; also 10)

Morris County:

Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson Township, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Victory Gardens

Passaic County:

Bloomingdale, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompoton Lakes, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, Woodland Park

Sussex County:

Byram Township, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta Township (part, also 5th), 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.

Frelinghuysen won in 2006 by 62% to 37% for a little-known Democrat named Tom Wyka.[1] In 2010 Frelinghuysen again defeated the Democratic candidate, veteran Douglas Herbert, by a large margin. This time 67% to 31%[2][3]


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 Incumbent


  1. ^ 2006 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results,, November 8, 2006
  2. ^ New York Times Election Results
  3. ^ 2010 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results
  • 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

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