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New Jersey's 5th congressional district
New Jersey's 5th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
  Josh Gottheimer
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Distribution
  • 86.98% urban
  • 13.02% rural
Population (2019) 734,764
Median income $110,329
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+3

New Jersey's 5th congressional district is a United States congressional district in New Jersey, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. Bergen County, Passaic County, Sussex County, and Warren County are counties that are part of the congressional district. Democrat Josh Gottheimer became the representative in 2016.

Election history

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52 - 45%
2004 President Bush 57 - 43%
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%
2012 President Romney 50.9 - 48.5%
2016 President Trump 48.8 - 47.7%
New Jersey's 5th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 171,220 57.57%
Democratic Dorothea Anne Wolfe 122,259 41.11%
Libertarian Victor Kaplan 1,857 0.62%
Independent Thomas Phelan 1,515 0.51%
Independent Gregory Pason 574 0.19%
Turnout 297,425
Republican hold
New Jersey's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garett (incumbent) 112,142 54.91
Democratic Paul Aronsohn 89,503 43.82
An Independent Voice R. Matthew Fretz 2,597 1.27
New Jersey's 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 172,653 55.87
Democratic Dennis Shulman 131,033 42.40
Green Ed Fanning 5,321 1.72
New Jersey's 4th congressional district, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Smith (incumbent) 195,146 63.7
Democrat Brian Froelich 107,992 35.3
Independent Leonard Marshall 3,111 1.0
Total votes 306,247 100.0
Republican hold
New Jersey's 5th congressional district, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 104,678 55.4
Democrat Roy Cho 81,808 43.3
Independent Mark D Quick 2,435 1.3
Total votes 188,921 100.0
Republican hold
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
New Jersey's 5th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Josh Gottheimer (incumbent) 225,175 53.2
Republican Frank Pallotta 193,333 45.6
Independent Louis Vellucci 5,128 1.2
Total votes 423,636 100.0
Democrat hold

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