New Jersey's 9th Congressional District
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New Jersey's 9th Congressional District
New Jersey's 9th congressional district
New Jersey's 9th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2017)769,504
Median income$67,624[1]
Cook PVID+16[2]

New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is a district that consists largely of Bergen County and Passaic County municipalities. Due to redistricting following the 2010 Census, parts of the old 9th District were shifted to the Fifth District and the new Eighth District, as part of a reduction in congressional districts from 13 to 12 in New Jersey.

The Ninth District is represented by Democrat Bill Pascrell, who resides in Paterson. Congressman Pascrell was first elected to Congress in 1996 from the old Eighth District, defeating incumbent William J. Martini. The redistricting resulted in Pascrell's hometown of Paterson was added to the Ninth District, which had been represented by Steve Rothman, a fellow Democrat who like Pascrell entered Congress by winning a seat in the 1996 federal election. Both incumbents declared their intentions to run for their party's nomination for the seat, which Pascrell won. Pascrell defeated Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Republican nominee, in the general election.

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district contains all or portions of three counties and 35 municipalities:[3]

Bergen County (27):

Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Cresskill, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Garfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teaneck (part, also 5th), Tenafly, Teterboro, Wallington and Wood-Ridge

Hudson County (2):

Kearny (part, also 8th), Secaucus

Passaic County (6):

Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Passaic, Paterson and Prospect Park


Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 64 - 33%
2012 President Obama 68 - 31%
2008 President Obama 61 - 38%
2004 President Kerry 59 - 41%
2000 President Gore 63 - 34%


Representative Party Years Cong
District Home Note Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1903
No image.svg Allan Benny Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 58th Hudson County (except parts of Jersey City)
No image.svg Marshall Van Winkle Republican March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907 59th
No image.svg Eugene W. Leake Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909 60th
Eugene Francis Kinkead.jpg Eugene F. Kinkead Democratic March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1913 61st
redistricted to the 8th district
WalterIMcCoy.jpg Walter I. McCoy Democratic March 4, 1913 - October 3, 1914 63rd redistricted from the 8th district, resigned on appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia parts of Essex (East Orange, Orange, and parts of South Orange and Newark)
Vacant (October 3, 1914 - December 1, 1914)
Richard W. Parker (New Jersey).jpg Richard W. Parker Republican December 1, 1914 - March 3, 1919 63rd
DanielMinahan.jpg Daniel F. Minahan Democratic March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1921 66th
Richard W. Parker (New Jersey).jpg Richard W. Parker Republican March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1923 67th
DanielMinahan.jpg Daniel F. Minahan Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1925 68th
Franklin W. Fort (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Franklin William Fort Republican March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1931 69th
Peter A. Cavicchia (New Jersey Congressman).png Peter Angelo Cavicchia Republican March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 72nd [Data unknown/missing.] redistricted to the 11th district
Edward Aloysius Kenney (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Edward Aloysius Kenney Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 27, 1938 73rd
Cliffside Park died parts of Bergen and Hudson (North Bergen)
Vacant (January 27, 1938 - January 3, 1939)
Frank C. Osmers Jr. (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Frank C. Osmers, Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1943 76th
Harry L. Towe (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Harry Lancaster Towe Republican January 3, 1943 - September 7, 1951 78th
[Data unknown/missing.] resigned to become Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey for Bergen County
Vacant (September 7, 1951 - November 6, 1951)
Frank C. Osmers Jr. (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Frank C. Osmers, Jr. Republican November 6, 1951 - January 3, 1965 82nd
Henry Helstoski.png Henry Helstoski Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967 89th
East Rutherford
January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1969 southern Bergen (Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, East Rutherford, Fairview, Fort Lee, Garfield, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Maywood, Moonachie, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Rochelle Park, Rutherford, Teaneck, Teterboro, Wallington, Wood-Ridge)
January 3, 1969 -

January 3, 1971

eastern Bergen
January 3, 1971 -

January 3, 1973

[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 -

January 3, 1977

eastern Bergen and parts of Hudson
HollenbeckHC.png Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1983 95th
East Rutherford
Robert Torricelli.jpg Robert Torricelli Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1985 98th
New Milford retired to run for U.S. Senate eastern Bergen
January 3, 1985 -

January 3, 1993

parts of Bergen and Hudson
January 3, 1993 -

January 3, 1997

parts of Bergen and Hudson
Steve Rothman, official photo portrait color.jpg Steve Rothman Democratic January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003 105th
Englewood lost Primary Election
January 3, 2003 -

January 3, 2013


parts of Bergen, Hudson (parts of Jersey City, Kearney, North Bergen and Secaucus) and Passaic (Hawthorne)

Bill pascrell 375.jpg Bill Pascrell Democratic January 3, 2013 - Present 113th
Paterson Redistricted from the 8th district parts of Bergen, Hudson (Secaucus and parts of Kearny), and Passaic (Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Passaic, Paterson and Prospect Park)

Living former members of the House

As of January 2019, there are three living former members. The most recent representative to die was Henry Helstoski (served 1965-1977) on December 16, 1999.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Harold C. Hollenbeck 1977-1983 (1938-12-29) December 29, 1938 (age 80)
Robert Torricelli 1983-1997 (1951-08-27) August 27, 1951 (age 68)
Steve Rothman 1997-2013 (1952-10-14) October 14, 1952 (age 67)


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  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

External links

Coordinates: 40°50?N 74°05?W / 40.84°N 74.08°W / 40.84; -74.08

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