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Encyclopedia > New Jersey's 12th congressional district

New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Rush D. Holt Jr. The district is in Central Jersey and is known for its research centers and educational institutions such as; Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Rush Dew Holt, Jr. ... Central Jersey is the central region of New Jersey. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... Fuld Hall The Institute for Advanced Study is a private institution in Princeton Township, New Jersey, U.S.A. (although it is not part of Princeton University), designed to foster pure cutting-edge research by scientists in a variety of fields without the complications of teaching or funding, or the... Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), colloquially referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Company, founded in 1887 by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clinton, NY (both were graduates of Hamilton College), and Squibb Corporation. ...

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Voting Trends

Rush Holt was elected in 1998 in a very close election. His re-election in 2000 was also very close, as the district was evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. In redistricting following the United States Census, 2000, Democratic areas were moved into the district from adjacent districts and Rush Holt has been winning by much more comfortable margins. The process known as redistricting in the United States and redistribution in many Commonwealth countries is the changing of political borders (in many countries, specifically the electoral district/constituency boundaries) usually in response to periodic census results. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


In the 2006 mid-term elections, Holt defeated Sinagra by an almost 2-1 margin, earning 115,413 votes to Sinagra's 60,443.[1] This article discusses swing districts and notable races in the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2006 (mid-term) election. ...


Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains portions of 5 counties and 43 municipalities. NJs 12th US Congressional District. ... 108th U.S. Congress being sworn in, January 7, 2003. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Hunterdon County Hunterdon County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...

Delaware Township, East Amwell Township, Franklin Township, Frenchtown, Kingwood Township, Lambertville, Stockton, West Amwell Township

Mercer County Map of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County Delaware Township is a Township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... East Amwell Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Franklin Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Frenchtown highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Kingwood Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Lambertville highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Stockton highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ...

Ewing Township, Hopewell Township, Hopewell, Lawrence Township, Pennington, Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Trenton (part; also 4), West Windsor Township

Middlesex County Ewing Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Hopewell Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Hopewell highlighted in Mercer County. ... Lawrence Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ... See also: the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey Princeton Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Nassau Street, the main street of the Borough of Princeton Princeton highlighted in Mercer County. ... Nickname: Trent, T-Town Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area    - City 21. ... West Windsor Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Cranbury Township, East Brunswick Township, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Monroe Township, North Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township, South Brunswick Township, South River Borough

Monmouth County Cranbury Township is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... A Map Of East Brunswick East Brunswick Township is a suburban Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey near the Raritan River. ... Helmetta is a borough located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The James Buckelew Mansion is a historic point of interest in Jamesburg. ... Monroe Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... North Brunswick Township is a census-designated place and township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Plainsboro Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... yeah SB! Actually this city sucks ass nothing ever happens. ... South River is a Borough located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...

Colts Neck Township, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township (part), Holmdel Township, Interlaken, Little Silver, Manalapan Township, Marlboro Township, Middletown Township (part), Ocean Township, Oceanport, Rumson, Shrewsbury Township, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, West Long Branch

Somerset County Map of Colts Neck Township in Monmouth County Colts Neck Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Eatontown is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Englishtown is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Fair Haven is a Borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey along the Navesink River. ... Freehold is a Borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Freehold Township in Monmouth County Freehold Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Holmdel Township in Monmouth County Holmdel Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Interlaken is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Little Silver is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Manalapan Township in Monmouth County Manalapan Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Marlboro Township in Monmouth County Marlboro Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Middletown Township in Monmouth County Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Ocean Township in Monmouth County Ocean Township is a Township located in east central Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Oceanport in Monmouth County Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Rumson in Monmouth County Rumson is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Shrewsbury Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Shrewsbury is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Tinton Falls is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of West Long Branch in Monmouth County West Long Branch is a Borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Franklin Township (part; also 6)

Map of Franklin Township in Somerset County Blackwells Mills Canal House in the Somerset section of Franklin Township Franklin Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ...

History

The 12th congressional district (together with the 11th district) was created starting with the 63rd United States Congress in 1913, based on redistricting following the United States Census, 1910. // Dates of sessions 1913-1915 First session: April 7, 1913 – December 1, 1913 Second session: December 1, 1913 – October 24, 1914 Third (lame duck) session: December 7, 1914 – March 3, 1915 In addition, the Senate was called into special session by President Woodrow Wilson and met from March 4, 1913... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ...


Representatives from the district have included:

James Alphonsus Hamill (March 30, 1877 – December 15, 1941) was an American Democratic Party politician. ... Charles Francis Xavier OBrien (March 7, 1879 – November 14, 1940) was an American Democratic Party politician. ... Mary Teresa Norton née Hopkins (March 7, 1875 – August 2, 1959) was an American politician. ... Frederick Reimold Lehlbach (January 31, 1876 – August 4, 1937) was an American Republican Party politician. ... Frank William Towey, Jr (November 5, 1895 – September 4, 1979) was an American Democratic Party politician. ... Robert Winthrop Kean (September 28, 1893; Elberon, New Jersey – September 21, 1980; Livingston, New Jersey) was a Republican politician who represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty years. ... George Marvin Wallhauser (February 10, 1900 – August 4, 1993) was an American Republican Party politician. ... Paul Joseph Krebs (May 26, 1912 - September 17, 1996), born in New York City, was an American Democratic Party politician and U.S. Representative for New Jerseys 12th congressional district. ... Florence Price Flo Dwyer (July 4, 1902 - February 29, 1976), born Florence Louise Price in Reading, Pennsylvania, was an American Republican Party politician and U.S. Representative for New Jerseys 6th and 12th Congressional Districts. ... Matthew John Rinaldo, a Representative from New Jersey, born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., on September 1, 1931. ... James Andrew Jim Courter (born October 14, 1941 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American Republican Party politician, lawyer and businessman. ... Richard A. Dick Zimmer is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Michael J. Pappas is a former Republican Congressman from New Jersey. ... Two members of the United States Congress have been named Rush Holt, father and son: Rush D. Holt, Sr. ...

References

  1. ^ Holt garners a return trip to Washington, D.C., East Brunswick Sentinel, November 8, 2006

 
 

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