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New Jersey's 1st congressional district

 

New Jersey's 1st congressional district

New Jersey's 1st congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Donald Norcross (DCamden)
Population (2010) 732,658[1]
Ethnicity 70.0% White, 17.2% Black, 4.5% Asian, 11.6% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 8.0% other
Cook PVI D+13

New Jersey's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

NJ-01 is one of the most reliable Democratic districts in New Jersey, as it is mainly made up of Democratic-dominated Camden County, New Jersey.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Since November 12, 2014, the 1st congressional district has been represented by Donald Norcross.

Contents

  • Counties and municipalities in the district 1
  • Voting 2
  • List of representatives 3
    • 1813 - 1815: Two seats 3.1
      • Seat A 3.1.1
      • Seat B 3.1.2
    • 1843 - present: One seat 3.2
  • References 4
  • Sources 5

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 United States Census), the district contains all or portions of three counties and 52 municipalities:[2]

Burlington County (2 municipalities)
Maple Shade Township, Palmyra
Camden County (36 municipalities)
Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Berlin Township, Brooklawn, Camden, Cherry Hill Township, Chesilhurst, Clementon, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Merchantville, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, Pennsauken Township, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock, Voorhees Township, Winslow Township, Woodlynne
Gloucester County (14 municipalities)
Deptford Township, East Greenwich Township (part, remainder in 2nd district), Glassboro, Greenwich Township, Logan Township, Monroe Township, National Park, Paulsboro, Washington Township, Wenonah, West Deptford Township, Westville, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 65 - 34%
2004 President Kerry 61 - 39%
2000 President Gore 63 - 34%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1799
John Condit Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Orange (Bergen, Essex, and Middlesex Counties)
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1801

1813 - 1815: Two seats

From 1813 to 1815, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a New Jersey's At-large congressional district.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
Lewis Condict Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Morristown (Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Sussex Counties)

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
Thomas Ward Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Newark

District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1815

1843 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
Lucius Q.C. Elmer Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Bridgeton (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties)
James G. Hampton Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Bridgeton
(Camden County created out of Gloucester in 1844)
Andrew K. Hay Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Winslow
Nathan T. Stratton Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
Mulica Hill
Isaiah D. Clawson Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Woodstown
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
John T. Nixon Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Bridgeton
John F. Starr Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Camden
William Moore Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
John W. Hazelton Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
(Atlantic County removed to 2nd District from 1872 election)
Clement H. Sinnickson Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
George M. Robeson Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Thomas M. Ferrell Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
George Hires Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Christopher A. Bergen Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Henry C. Loudenslager Republican March 4, 1893 –
August 12, 1911
(Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties only from 1902) Died
Vacant August 12, 1911 –
November 7, 1911
William J. Browning Republican November 7, 1911 –
March 24, 1920
Died
Vacant March 24, 1920 –
November 2, 1920
Francis F. Patterson Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1927
Charles A. Wolverton Republican March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1959
William T. Cahill Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted to the 6th district
John E. Hunt Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
(New Jersey Congressional Districts no longer follow County lines.)
James J. Florio Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 16, 1990
Resigned to become Governor of New Jersey
Vacant January 16, 1990 –
November 6, 1990
Rob Andrews Democratic November 6, 1990 –
February 18, 2014
Resigned
Vacant February 18, 2014 –
November 12, 2014
Donald Norcross Democratic November 12, 2014 –

References

  1. ^ DP-1; Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) for Congressional District 1 (113th Congress), New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed September 29, 2013.

Sources

  • 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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