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New Jersey's 9th congressional district


New Jersey's 9th congressional district

New Jersey's 9th congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Bill Pascrell (DPaterson)
Distribution 100.00% urban, 0.00% rural
Population (2010[1]) 760,064
Median income $52,437
Ethnicity 60.5% White, 11.3% Black, 13.8% Asian, 34.7% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 14.0% other
Cook PVI D+14

New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is a district that consists largely of Bergen County municipalities. Due to redistricting following the 2010 Census, parts of the old 9th District were placed in other districts, such as the Fifth District and the new Eighth District, as part of a reduction in congressional districts from thirteen to twelve in New Jersey.

The Ninth District is represented by Democrat Bill Pascrell, who resides in Paterson. Congressman Pascrell was first elected to Congress in 1996 defeating William J. Martini. Pascrell defeated former U.S. Representative Steve Rothman in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary because Pascrell's hometown of Paterson was added to the Ninth District as part of the redistricting. Pascrell defeated Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Republican nominee, in the general election.

The district from 2003 to 2013


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

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 three counties and 35 municipalities:[2]

Bergen County (27):

Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Cresskill, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Garfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teaneck (part, also 5th), Tenafly, Teterboro, Wallington, Wood-Ridge

Hudson County (2):

Kearny (part, also 13th), Secaucus

Passaic County (6):

Clifton, Clifton, Hawthorne, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park


Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 61 - 38%
2004 President Kerry 59 - 41%
2000 President Gore 63 - 34%


Representative Party Years District home Note
District created March 4, 1903
Allan Benny Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Marshall Van Winkle Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Eugene W. Leake Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Eugene F. Kinkead Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to the 8th district
Walter I. McCoy Democratic March 4, 1913 – October 3, 1914 redistricted from the 8th district, resigned on appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Vacant October 3, 1914 – December 1, 1914
Richard W. Parker Republican December 1, 1914 – March 3, 1919
Daniel F. Minahan Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Richard W. Parker Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Daniel F. Minahan Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Franklin W. Fort Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
Peter A. Caviccia Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to the 11th district
Edward A. Kenney Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 27, 1938 died
Vacant January 27, 1938 – January 3, 1939
Frank C. Osmers, Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
Harry L. Towe Republican January 3, 1943 – September 7, 1951 resigned to become Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey
Vacant September 7, 1951 – November 6, 1951
Frank C. Osmers, Jr. Republican November 6, 1951 – January 3, 1965
Henry Helstoski Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977
Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Robert G. Torricelli Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1997
Steven R. Rothman Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2013 Lost Primary Election
Bill Pascrell Democratic January 3, 2013 – Present Paterson Redistricted from the 8th district


  1. ^ My Congressional District: Congressional District 9, New Jersey , United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed February 21, 2015.
  • 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

External links

  • New Jersey's 9th Congressional District at

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