New Jersey's 4th Congressional District
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New Jersey's 4th Congressional District
New Jersey's 4th congressional district
New Jersey's 4th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
Distribution
  • 95.08% urban
  • 4.92% rural
Population (2018)748,858
Median income$84,380[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[2]

New Jersey's 4th congressional district is a congressional district that stretches from the New Jersey shore to the central part of the state near the capital of Trenton. It has been represented by Republican Chris Smith since 1981. With a Cook PVI rating of R+8, it is by far the most Republican district in New Jersey, and is among the most conservative congressional districts in the Northeast.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district includes 43 municipalities in parts of Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Municipalities in the district are:[3][4]

Mercer County (2 municipalities)

Hamilton Township and Robbinsville Township

Monmouth County (34)

Allentown Borough, Avon-By-The-Sea Borough, Belmar Borough, Bradley Beach Borough, Brielle Borough, Colts Neck Township, Eatontown Borough, Englishtown Borough, Fair Haven Borough, Farmingdale Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Lake Como Borough, Little Silver Borough, Manalapan Township, Manasquan Borough, Middletown Township (part; also 6th), Millstone Township, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Roosevelt Borough, Rumson Borough, Sea Girt Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake Heights Borough, Tinton Falls Borough, Upper Freehold Township and Wall Township

Ocean County (7)

Bay Head Borough, Jackson Township, Lakehurst Borough, Lakewood Township, Manchester Township, Point Pleasant Beach Borough, Point Pleasant Borough (part; also 3rd) and Plumsted Township

Election results in statewide races

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 50 - 46%
2004 President Bush 56 - 44%
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2012 President Romney 54 - 45%
2016 President Trump 56 - 41%

List of members representing the district

Member
District home
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral History Counties/Towns
James H. Imlay
(Allentown)
Federalist March 4, 1799 -
March 3, 1801
6th [data unknown/missing] 1799-1801
Burlington and Monmouth
Only at-large districts were used. March 4, 1801 -
March 3, 1843
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
Littleton Kirkpatrick
(New Brunswick)
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th [data unknown/missing] 1843-1845
Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
Joseph E. Edsall
(Hamburg)
Democratic March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1847
29th [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
1845-1847
Morris, Sussex, and Warren
John Van Dyke
(New Brunswick)
Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[data unknown/missing] 1847-1853
Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
George H. Brown
(Somerville)
Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd [data unknown/missing]
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George Vail
(Morristown)
Democratic March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1857
33rd
34th
[data unknown/missing] 1853-1863
Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
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John Huyler
(Hackensack)
Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th [data unknown/missing]
Jetur R. Riggs
(Paterson)
Anti-Lecompton Democratic March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
36th [data unknown/missing]
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George T. Cobb
(Morristown)
Democratic March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th [data unknown/missing]
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Andrew J. Rogers
(Newton)
Democratic March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[data unknown/missing] 1863-1873
Bergen, Essex (except Newark), Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
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John Hill
(Boonton)
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Robert Hamilton
(Newton)
Democratic March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[data unknown/missing] 1873-1893
Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren
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Alvah A. Clark
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry S. Harris
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th [data unknown/missing]
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Benjamin F. Howey
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th [data unknown/missing]
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James N. Pidcock
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[data unknown/missing]
Samuel Fowler
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Johnston Cornish
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd [data unknown/missing] 1893-1903
Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
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Mahlon Pitney
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1895 -
January 10, 1899
54th
55th
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned on election to New Jersey State Senate
Vacant January 10, 1899 -
March 3, 1899
55th
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Joshua S. Salmon
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1899 -
May 6, 1902
56th
57th
Elected to finish Pitney's term.
Died.
Vacant May 6, 1902 -
June 18, 1902
57th
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De Witt C. Flanagan
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic June 18, 1902 -
March 3, 1903
Elected to finish Salmon's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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William M. Lanning
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1903 -
June 6, 1904
58th [data unknown/missing]
Resigned on appointment as district judge of 3rd circuit
1903-1933
Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset
Vacant June 6, 1904 -
November 8, 1904
Ira W. Wood (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Ira W. Wood
([data unknown/missing])
Republican November 8, 1904 -
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Lanning's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Allan B. Walsh
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
63rd [data unknown/missing]
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Elijah C. Hutchinson
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
[data unknown/missing]
Charles Browne
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
68th [data unknown/missing]
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Charles A. Eaton
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
D. Lane Powers
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1933 -
August 30, 1945
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become member of New Jersey Public Utilities Commission
1933-1967
Burlington and Mercer
Vacant August 30, 1945 -
November 6, 1945
79th
Frank A. Mathews Jr.
([data unknown/missing])
Republican November 6, 1945 -
January 3, 1949
79th
80th
Elected to finish Powers's term.
[data unknown/missing]
Charles R. Howell (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Charles R. Howell
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1955
81st
82nd
83rd
[data unknown/missing]
Frank Thompson.jpg
Frank Thompson Jr.
(Trenton)
Democratic January 3, 1955 -
December 29, 1980
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Lost re-election.
Resigned.
1967-1971:
Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex, and Warren
1971-1973:
[data unknown/missing]
1973-1983:
Parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean
Vacant December 29, 1980 -
January 3, 1981
96th
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Chris Smith
(Hamilton Township)
Republican January 3, 1981 -
present
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
1983-1985:
Parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth
1985-1993:
Parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean
1993-2003:
Parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
2003-2013:
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Parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
2013-present:
Parts of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=34&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ District, Chris Smith (New Jersey politician). Accessed June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°09?36?N 74°25?27?W / 40.1600°N 74.4242°W / 40.1600; -74.4242


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