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Josh Gottheimer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Scott Garrett
Personal details
Born March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08) (age 46)
Livingston, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Marla Tusk (m. 2006)
Children 2
Education University of Pennsylvania (BA)
Pembroke College, Oxford
Harvard University (JD)

Josh Gottheimer (born March 8, 1975) is a U.S representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district. Josh first ran for United States House of Representatives in 2016. He won the election against the Republican, Scott Garrett. He won the second election in 2018. Josh Gottheimer is know for voting with Republicans on some issues even if he is a Democrat.

Election history

New Jersey's 5th congressional district, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Josh Gottheimer 172,587 51.1
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 157,690 46.7
Libertarian Claudio Belusic 7,424 2.2
Total votes 337,701 100.0
Democrat gain from Republican
New Jersey's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Josh Gottheimer (incumbent) 169,546 56.2
Republican John J. McCann 128,255 42.5
Libertarian James Tosone 2,115 0.7
Independent Wendy Goetz 1,907 0.6
Total votes 301,823 100.0
Democrat hold

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