New Jersey's 4th congressional district

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New Jersey's 4th congressional district
New Jersey's 4th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Chris Smith (RHamilton Township, Mercer County)
Distribution
  • 93.08% urban
  • 6.92% rural
Population (2000) 647,258
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+8[1]

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elects one member of the United States House of Representatives by the first-past-the-post voting method. It is represented by Republican Chris Smith, who has represented the district since 1981.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Counties and municipalities in the district[edit]

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

Municipalities in the district are:[2][3]

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), 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) and Plumsted Township

Voting[edit]

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

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Electoral History Counties/Towns
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
No image.svg James H. Imlay Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801 Allentown Burlington and Monmouth
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
No image.svg Littleton Kirkpatrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
No image.svg Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Hamburg redistricted to 3rd District Morris, Sussex, and Warren
No image.svg John Van Dyke Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
No image.svg George H. Brown Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Somerville
Gv1a200.gif George Vail Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857 Morristown Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
John Huyler (New Jersey Congressman).jpg John Huyler Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Hackensack
No image.svg Jetur R. Riggs Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Paterson
George T. Cobb (New Jersey Congressman).jpg George T. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Morristown
AJRogers.jpg Andrew J. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 Newton Bergen, Essex (except Newark), Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
JHill.jpg John Hill Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Boonton
RHamilton.jpg Robert Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Newton Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren
AAClark.jpg Alvah A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Henry S. Harris (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Henry S. Harris Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Benjamin Franklin Howey (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Benjamin F. Howey Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
James Nelson Pidcock (New Jersey Congressman).jpg James N. Pidcock Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
No image.svg Samuel Fowler Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Johnston Cornish (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Johnston Cornish Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
Mahlon Pitney cph.3b30300.jpg Mahlon Pitney Republican March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899 resigned on election to New Jersey State Senate
Vacant (January 10, 1899 – March 3, 1899)
Joshua S. Salmon (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Joshua S. Salmon Democratic March 4, 1899 – May 6, 1902 died
Vacant (May 6, 1902 – June 18, 1902)
DeWittCFlanagan.jpg De Witt C. Flanagan Democratic June 18, 1902 – March 3, 1903
William M. Lanning (New Jersey Congressman).jpg William M. Lanning Republican March 4, 1903 – June 6, 1904 resigned on appointment as district judge of 3rd circuit Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset
Vacant (June 6, 1904 – November 8, 1904)
Ira W. Wood (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Ira W. Wood Republican November 8, 1904 – March 3, 1913
Allan B. Walsh (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Allan B. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Elijah C. Hutchinson.jpeg Elijah C. Hutchinson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
No image.svg Charles Browne Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Charles Aubrey Eaton family photograph.jpg Charles A. Eaton Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to 5th district
No image.svg D. Lane Powers Republican March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945 resigned to become member of New Jersey Public Utilities Commission Burlington and Mercer
Vacant (August 30, 1945 – November 6, 1945)
No image.svg Frank A. Mathews, Jr. Republican November 6, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Charles R. Howell (New Jersey Congressman).jpg Charles R. Howell Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955
Frank Thompson.jpg Frank Thompson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967 Trenton resigned
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971 Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex, and Warren
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973 [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 – December 29, 1980 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean
Vacant (December 29, 1980 – January 3, 1981)
Chris Smith official photo.jpg Chris Smith Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Hamilton Township Incumbent
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 NJ04congressdistrict
parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 2013 – parts of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ District, Chris Smith (New Jersey politician). Accessed June 15, 2016.
  3. ^ 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