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Scott Garrett
Scott Garrett

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 2003
Preceded by Marge Roukema
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born July 9, 1959
Englewood, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse Mary Ellen Garrett
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

E. Scott Garrett (born July 9, 1959 in Englewood, New Jersey) is a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a Republican and has represented New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District seat since January 2003 (map). Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 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. ... New Jerseys Fifth Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Scott Garrett. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Margaret Marge Scafati Roukema (born September 19, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey) represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty-two years as a Republican. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ... The Republican Party is a one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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. ... New Jerseys Fifth Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Scott Garrett. ... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ...


Prior to being elected to the House, Garrett served in the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1990 to 2002 representing the 24th legislative district, which covers all of Sussex County and several municipalities in Morris and Hunterdon counties. The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


Garrett earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Montclair State University in 1981 and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Rutgers School of Law in (Camden) in 1984. Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Montclair State University is a public university located in Montclair, New Jersey, Little Falls, New Jersey, & Clifton, New Jersey. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin) is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin) is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... Rutgers redirects here. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ...

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Election history

Garrett unsuccessfully ran for Congress against incumbent Congresswoman Marge Roukema in the in 1998 and 2000 Republican primaries, falling short both times with 48% of the vote.[1] He received support from several groups who saw Roukema, a leading moderate Republican, as a Republican in Name Only (RINO). Margaret Marge Scafati Roukema (born September 19, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey) represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty-two years as a Republican. ... Republican In Name Only, or RINO, is a disparaging term for a member of the Republican Party of the United States whose political views or actions are perceived as not conservative and outside the conservative mainstream. ...


In 2002, Roukema did not seek reelection and Garrett won a contested five-way primary with 45% of the vote over State Assemblyman David C. Russo (26%) and State Senator Gerald Cardinale (25%), who had received Roukema's endorsement.[2] Assemblyman David C. Russo David C. Russo (born October 8, 1953) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 40th legislative district since 1990. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ...


In the 2002 general election, Garrett faced Democrat Anne Sumers, a former Republican, in the general election. Roukema didn't endorse Garrett in the general election; in fact, she suggested that with Garrett as the Republican nominee, there was a chance that the district could have gone Democratic. This was very unusual for an incumbent of the same party, even though Garrett and Roukema had faced each other in bruising primaries in past years. However, she didn't endorse Sumers either, even though part of Sumers' strategy was to portray herself as a "Roukema Republican" and win support in Roukema's old Bergen County base (Bergen County is the biggest county in the 5th). Sumers' chances decreased significantly after she made several ill-advised comments about the U.S.-Taliban conflict on an Internet message board. The race essentially ended at that point, and Garrett won in a rout (60% to 38%[3]). The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Armed Taliban in pickup truck in Herat, July 2001. ...


Garrett was reelected in 2004 with 58% of the vote. He declined to debate his opponent Anne Wolfe, several times, claiming to have conflicts with his schedule in Washington D.C. Eventually he debated her twice. Anne Wolfe (born March 14, 1953) is a United States politician. ...


In the House of Representatives, Garrett serves as a member of both the House Budget Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... Meeting of the House Financial Services Committee The House Committee on Financial Services oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries. ...


Garrett has a very conservative voting record, which is unusual for Republicans from New Jersey. He received perfect 100 ratings from the American Conservative Union in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005, only 38 congressmen nationwide and only two other congressmen from Northeastern states — Bill Shuster and Joe Pitts, both from Pennsylvania — scored perfect 100s.[4] New Jersey's five other Republican Congressmen have ACU rankings ranging from 60 to 76.[5] He is probably the most conservative congressman to represent New Jersey in several years, and is considered to be even more conservative than Bret Schundler. The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ... William Bill Shuster (b. ... Joseph R. Pitts (b. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Bret Davis Schundler (born January 14, 1959 in Colonia, New Jersey) is an American Republican Party politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Garrett led a drive to demand the immediate resignation of Governor Jim McGreevey after he admitted to an extramarital affair with a male state employee. McGreevey announced that he would stay in office until November 15, 2004. Had McGreevey resigned before September 8, 2004, there would have been a special election at the same time as that year's presidential election. A petition on Garrett's campaign web site demanding a special election received 10,000 responses, but it is unknown how many signatures were actually from New Jersey. James Edward Jim McGreevey (born August 6, 1957) is a United States Democratic politician. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Garrett promotes himself as a "mainstream tax-cutter that President Bush needs in Congress," he has broken with the Bush Administration several times. For example, he was one of several House conservatives who joined Democrats in opposing the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (Public Law No. ...


In 2006, Garrett defeated his Republican primary rival, Michael J. Cino of Bergen County. In the November, 2006 election, Garrett defeated Paul Aronsohn (a former employee of the U.S. State Department during the Clinton Administration) and Independent R. Matthew Fretz to maintain his position as congressman. Paul Aronsohn is the Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives in New Jerseys Fifth Congressional District (map) in 2006. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 Headed by President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Clinton Administation was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ...


Recent votes and statements

Recently, Garrett was the only congressman from New Jersey to vote against the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.[6] The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 ()[1] outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote, and it provided for federal registration of voters in areas that had less than 50% of eligible minority voters registered. ...


He was the only member of the NJ delegation to vote for oil and gas drilling off the shore of New Jersey.[7] Garrett was the only member to vote against restrictions on "price gouging" by oil companies,[8] to vote against mandatory child safety locks on handguns, and to vote against an additional appropriation for Hurricane Katrina victims.[9] He was the only New Jersey member to vote against Federal aid for household pets in case of a disaster.[10] He was one of only four members of the House of Representatives to vote against an extension of unemployment benefits.[11] Price gouging is a term of variable, but nearly always pejorative, meaning, referring to a sellers asking a price that is much higher than what is seen as fair under the circumstances. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ...


Garrett also wants public schools to teach intelligent design as an alternative to evolution.[12] Intelligent design (ID) is the concept that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. ...


According to the non-partisan vote-tracking website Issues 2000:[13]

Garrett recently received the endorsement of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The National Right to Life Committee is a right to life/pro-life organization, that was founded in in Detroit as a non-sectarian, non-partisan group, opposed to abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. ... NARAL Pro-Choice America (pronounced NAY-ral) is a pro-choice organization in the United States that engages in political action to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion. ... The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing many of the countrys teachers along with other school personnel. ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ... American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 53 national and international unions (including Canadian), together representing more than 9 million workers. ... The Club for Growth is a section 527 political organization and an affiliated political action committee that raises money for candidates who support an anti-tax and limited-government agenda. ... The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ... Americans for Tax Reform is an interest group seeking to reduce the overall level of taxation in the United States, at the federal, state and local level. ... The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is an American organization whose members are current or former members of the U.S. armed forces. ...


References

  1. ^ Roukema retires, County News Online, November 26, 2001
  2. ^ Barnes Pleads Guilty, Primaries, & Georgia Scott; 38th Column dated July 5, 2002
  3. ^ In Jersey, Conservative and Moderate Republicans Vie for Control of Party, accessed July 31, 2006
  4. ^ U.S. House of Representatives Standouts: 2005 - Best and Brightest, accessed July 9, 2006
  5. ^ ACU Rankings by State Delegation, accessed July 9, 2006
  6. ^ The unending struggle for voting rights, The Record (Bergen County), July 18, 2006
  7. ^ House votes to lift drilling ban for offshore natural gas and oil, Star-Ledger, June 30, 2006
  8. ^ Garrett hit for vote against gas price-gouging ban, The Record (Bergen County), May 6, 2006
  9. ^ Roll Call: Further Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, Hurricane Katrina, 2005, September 8, 2005
  10. ^ Roll Call: Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, May 22, 2006
  11. ^ Bush Signs Extension Of Federal Unemployment Benefits, KOMO-TV, January 8, 2003
  12. ^ Garrett backs lessons on intelligent design, The Record (Bergen County), September 30, 2005
  13. ^ On the Issues: Scott Garrett, accessed July 20, 2006

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Preceded by
Marge Roukema
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

2003–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

 
 

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