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Encyclopedia > New Jersey's 13th congressional district

New Jersey's Thirteenth Congressional District currently, as of 2006, has no representative in the House of Representatives. Robert Menendez resigned from this seat on January 16, 2006 in advance of his assumption of the Senate seat vacated by Jon Corzine, who in turn left his Senate seat to become Governor of New Jersey. Corzine announced that a special election will take place to fill the vacancy until the winner of the 2006 House election is seated; the special primary election for the remainder of the current term took place in June together with the regular primary election for the next term, and the special general election will take place in November to coincide with the regular general election. Corzine had originally announced that he was reluctant to call a special election to fill the seat, citing issues of cost and voter confusion[1]. 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. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Elections for the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 7, 2006, with all of the 435 seats in the House being contested. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the primary for the full two-year term, held on June 6, 2006, Assemblyman Albio Sires beat Perth Amboy Mayor, and former fellow Assemblyman, Joseph Vas, capturing almost 75% of the vote. Sires will face Republican John Guarini who ran unopposed for the GOP nod. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Assemblyman Albio Sires Albio Sires (born January 26, 1951) is a Democrat, who has been a representative to the New Jersey General Assembly since 2000, where he represents the 33rd legislative district. ... The Perth Amboy National Bank Building, and a view of the 5 Corners downtown area (Intersections of State and Smith Sts. ... Assemblyman Joseph Vas Joseph Vas (born January 18, 1955) is a Democrat, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where he represents the 19th legislative district. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ...


In the special primary to fill the remaining two months of the current term, Sires won approximately 90% of the vote, defeating James Geron, assuring Sires of a Congressional seat as no Republican is seeking the term. Vas did not run in the primary for the unexpired term.

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Demography

Of the district's 647,258 residents, 308,247 identified themselves as being Hispanic, accounting for 47.6% of the district's population[2]. The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


2006 elections

This district is considered solidly Democratic, with the winner of the Democratic Party primary the near-certain winner in November's general election, both in the special and regular elections. A special election will be held on November 7, 2006 in the New Jerseys 13th congressional district to choose a new member of the United States House of Representatives to replace Robert Menendez, who was appointed to the United States Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


The two most prominent names running for the seat in the regular election were the former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Albio Sires of West New York, and Assemblyman Joseph Vas, who is also Mayor of Perth Amboy, both of whom ran in the Democratic primary. While the two faced off to fill the full two-year term, Vas has decided not to run in the special election to fill the two months remaining in Menendez's term[3]. The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman Albio Sires Albio Sires (born January 26, 1951) is a Democrat, who has been a representative to the New Jersey General Assembly since 2000, where he represents the 33rd legislative district. ... West New York is a Walsh Act town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Assemblyman Joseph Vas Joseph Vas (born January 18, 1955) is a Democrat, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where he represents the 19th legislative district. ... The Perth Amboy National Bank Building, and a view of the 5 Corners downtown area (Intersections of State and Smith Sts. ...


Sires defeated Vas in the June 6, 2006, Democratic primary and is heavily favored to defeat Republican John Guarini on November 7, 2006, for the 2006 general election. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains portions of 4 counties and 17 municipalities. NJs 13th US Congressional District. ... The 108th United States Congress met from January 7, 2003, to January 3, 2005. ... 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. ...


Essex County: Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey. ...

Newark (part)

Hudson County: Flag Seal Nickname: The Brick City Location Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates , Government County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Geographical characteristics Area     City km²  (26. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ...

Bayonne (part), East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City (part), Kearny (part), North Bergen Township (part), Union City, Weehawken Township, West New York

Middlesex County: Seal of Bayonne Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... East Newark is a borough located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Guttenberg is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Harrison is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... Kearny is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... North Bergen Township is a Walsh Act township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... Weehawken Township is a township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... West New York is a Walsh Act town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Carteret, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge (part)

Union County: Carteret is a borough located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The Perth Amboy National Bank Building, and a view of the 5 Corners downtown area (Intersections of State and Smith Sts. ... Woodbridge Township is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...

Elizabeth (part), Linden (part)

Map of Elizabeth in Union County Elizabeth is a City located in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Linden is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. ...

History and representation

The 13th congressional district (together with the 14th district) was created starting with the 73rd United States Congress in 1933, based on redistricting following the United States Census, 1930. The 73rd Congress met from March 9, 1933 to January 2, 1935. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ...


Representatives from the district have included:

Mary Teresa Norton née Hopkins (March 7, 1875 – August 2, 1959) was an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... New Jerseys Twelfth Congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Rush D. Holt Jr. ... Cornelius Edward Gallagher, a Representative from New Jersey, born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ... Helen Day Stevenson Meyner, also known as Helen S. Meyner (March 5, 1929; Queens County, New York – November 2, 1997; Captiva Island, Florida) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1975 through 1978. ... New Jerseys Eleventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. ... Jim Saxton Hugh James Jim Saxton (born January 22, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1984, representing the Third Congressional District of New Jersey since 1993 (map), after the district replaced the Thirteenth District due to reapportionment. ... New Jerseys Eleventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. ... U.S. Representative and Senator-appointee Bob Menendez Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ...

References

  1. ^ Statement from Governor Corzine on a Special Election for the 13th Congressional District press release, January 27, 2006
  2. ^ New Jersey's 13th Congressional District: P4. Hispanic or Latino, and not Hispanic or Latino by Race, United States Census, 2000, accessed September 5, 2006
  3. ^ No special election in June for Vas, Star-Ledger, April 12, 2006
New Jersey's congressional districts
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The 14th and 15th districts are obsolete.
See also: Current New Jersey delegation - Past & present New Jersey delegations - New Jersey government category
United States congressional districts - Congressional apportionment - Redistricting - Gerrymandering

 
 

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