New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. The district is a suburban Republican-leaning district 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 [edit ]
This section is outdated. (October 2013)
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 (part; also 8), Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange 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, Passaic County, New Jersey, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompoton Lakes, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, Woodland Park Sussex County: Byram Township, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta Township (part, also 5th), Stanhope History [edit ]
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.
In 2010 Frelinghuysen again defeated the Democratic candidate, veteran Douglas Herbert, by a large margin. This time 67% to 31% [1 ] [2 ] [3 ] Voting [edit ] Representatives [edit ]
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 References [edit ] Coordinates: 40°54′N 74°36′W / 40.90°N 74.60°W