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Encyclopedia > New Jersey's 7th congressional district

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Mike Ferguson. In 2006, Ferguson faced Democratic Party nominee Linda Stender, an Assemblywoman and former Union County Freeholder and Fanwood Councilmember. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. ... Michael A. Ferguson (born June 22, 1970 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys 7th Congressional District (map) since 2001. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Assemblywoman Linda Stender Linda Stender (born July 25, 1951) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where she represents the 22nd legislative district. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... Fanwood is a borough located in Union County, New Jersey. ...

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Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all or portions of 4 counties and 54 municipalities. Image File history File links NJ07congressdistrict. ... United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. ... 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. ...

Alexandria Township, Bethlehem Township, Bloomsbury, Califon, Clinton, Clinton Township, Flemington, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Holland Township, Lebanon, Lebanon Township, Milford, Raritan Township, Readington, Tewksbury Township, Union Township

Middlesex County: Map of Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County Alexandria Township is a Township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Bethlehem Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Bloomsbury highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Califon highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Clinton is a Town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on the South Branch of the Raritan River. ... Clinton Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Flemington is a Borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... Glen Gardner highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Hampton highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... High Bridge highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Holland Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Map of Lebanon Township in Hunterdon County Lebanon Township is a Township located at the northernmost point of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Map of Milford in Hunterdon County Milford is a Borough located in western Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Raritan Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Readington Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Tewksbury Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Union Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Edison (part), South Plainfield, Woodbridge Township (part)

Somerset County: The Edison Memorial Tower, one of Edison Townships notable landmarks. ... South Plainfield is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Woodbridge Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bound Brook, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township (part), Far Hills, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Millstone, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Rocky Hill, South Bound Brook, Warren Township, Watchung

Union County: Map of Bedminster Township in Somerset County Bedminster Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Bernards Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map showing location of Bound Brook in Somerset County Bound Brook is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Branchburg Township in Somerset County Branchburg Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Bridgewater Township in Somerset County Thirteen Star Flag at the site of the former Middlebrook encampment in Bridgewater is displayed continuously Bridgewater Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Far Hills is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County Green Brook Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Hillsborough Township in Somerset County Hillsborough Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Manville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Millstone is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Montgomery Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of North Plainfield in Somerset County North Plainfield is a Borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Peapack-Gladstone is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Rocky Hill is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... South Bound Brook is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Warren Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Watchung in Somerset County Watchung is a Borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Linden (part), Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union Township (part), Westfield, Winfield

Map of Berkeley Heights Township in Union County Berkeley Heights is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Clark is a census-designated place located in Union County, New Jersey. ... Map of Cranford Township in Union County. ... Fanwood is a borough located in Union County, New Jersey. ... Map of Garwood in Union County Garwood is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Kenilworth in Union County Kenilworth is a Borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Linden is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. ... Map of Mountainside in Union County Mountainside is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... The New Providence sign which marks the borders of the town. ... Map of Roselle Park in Union County Roselle Park is a Borough located in Union County, New Jersey. ... Map of Scotch Plains Township in Union County Scotch Plains is a Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Springfield Township in Union County Springfield Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Nickname: Hill City Location of Summit within Union County and state of New Jersey Coordinates: Country USA State New Jersey County Union Settled 1710 Incorporation as township 1869 Incorporation as city 1899 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Jordan Glatt  - City Administrator Christopher Cotter Area  - City 15. ... Union Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New Jersey: Union Township, Camden County, New Jersey Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Union Township, Union County, New Jersey see also: Union City, New Jersey Union Beach, New Jersey Union County, New Jersey This is... Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Winfield Township is a township located in Union County, New Jersey. ...

2006 Election

Party Candidate Votes Won Percent Won
Republican Ferguson (Incumbent) 98,399 votes 49.42%
Democrat Stender 95,454 votes 47.94%
Other Abrams 3,176 votes 1.59%
Libertarian Young 2,046 votes 1.02%

Source: NJ Division of Elections. Official 2006 Election Results.[1].


Major Issues in 2006 Race

Linda Stender campaigned on the issues of stem cell research and the Iraq War, while Mike Ferguson campaigned on the issues of Ms. Stender's prior legislative record and her close ties to New Jersey's Democratic political machine.


Effect of redistricting

New Jersey's 7th district and the 12th United States House district were redistricted after the 2000 census by a bipartisan panel. By consensus of the panel, the Democratic and Republican parties agreed to trade areas in the two districts to make them safer for their respective incumbents. It is likely that this trade off, which made New Jersey's 7th less competitive for Democrats had an effect on the outcome of 2006 election, which was decided by approximately 3,000 votes. Areas of the former 7th district such as Somerset in Franklin Township (Somerset County) that have historically voted reliably Democratic were moved into the 12th district to shore up the Democratic incumbent's hold on the adjacent 12th district. Despite the redistricting, NJ-07 is still the most competitive House district in New Jersey, and was the only one considered to be in play in 2006 by political pundits. New Jerseys Twelfth Congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Rush D. Holt Jr. ...


 
 

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