|New Jersey's 11th congressional district|
District map as of 2013
New Jersey's 11th congressional district is a suburban district in northern New Jersey. The district includes portions of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties; it is centered in Morris County. The district is one of the 10 most affluent congressional districts in the United States. Since January 2019, the typically Republican-leaning district is represented by Democrat Mikie Sherrill.
The 11th congressional district (together with the 12th) was created in 1913 based on the results of the 1910 United States Census.
Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th congressional district was centered in Essex County. The congressional seat was held by Democrats for almost 36 years. The early 1980s redistricting, conducted under a Republican-dominated legislature, shifted the focus of the district to the Republican-dominated Morris County. In 1984, Republican Dean Gallo defeated 22-year incumbent Democrat Joseph Minish. The district became one of the most reliably Republican districts in the Northeast.
In January 2018, 12-term incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen announced that he would not seek re-election; earlier, leading political observers had rated the district as a "toss-up" in the November 2018 election. Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, was the Democratic nominee in 2018. Assemblymember Jay Webber of New Jersey's 26th Assembly District was the Republican nominee. Attorney Ryan Martinez was the Libertarian Party nominee. On November 6th, 2018, Sherrill prevailed by an unexpectedly large margin, defeating Webber 56.8%-42.1%. The district shifted 33% towards the Democrats; this was the largest partisan swing of any congressional district in the nation in 2018.
|2000||President||Bush 54 - 43%|
|2004||President||Bush 58 - 42%|
|2008||President||McCain 54 - 45%|
|2012||President||Romney 52 - 47%|
|2016||President||Trump 48.8 - 47.9%|
|District created March 4, 1913|
John J. Eagan
|Weehawken||Democratic||March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1921
Parts of Hudson (Guttenberg, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York)
Archibald E. Olpp
|Secaucus||Republican||March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1923
John J. Eagan
|Weehawken||Democratic||March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
Oscar L. Auf der Heide
|West New York||Democratic||March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 14th district.
Peter Angelo Cavicchia
|Newark||Republican||March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1937
|Redistricted from the 9th district.
Parts of Essex (the Oranges and parts of Newark)
Edward L. O'Neill
|Newark||Democratic||January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1939
|Albert L. Vreeland||East Orange||Republican||January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1943
|East Orange||Republican||January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1949
Hugh Joseph Addonizio
|Newark||Democratic||January 3, 1949 -
June 30, 1962
Resigned to become Mayor of Newark.
|Vacant||June 30, 1962 -
January 3, 1963
|West Orange||Democratic||January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1985
Lost re-election after redistricting.
Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, Verona, and parts of Newark)
Parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, and parts of Newark)
Parts of Essex, Passaic (Little Falls and West Paterson), and Union (Hillside)
Parts of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic
|Parsippany-Troy Hills||Republican||January 3, 1985 -
November 6, 1994
Retired due to illness and then died.
Parts of Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex
|Vacant||November 6, 1994 -
January 3, 1995
|Harding||Republican||January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2019
|Elected in 1994.|
Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex
Parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
|Montclair||Democratic||January 3, 2019 -
|116th||Elected in 2018.|