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Governor
Governor Christopher Christie
Republican
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Lieutenant Governor
Kim Guadagno
Republicain
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Hon. Kim Guadagno
Republicain
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Attorney General
John Jay Hoffman,
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State Legislature


NJ U.S. Senate
Senator BOOKER, Cory AnthonyParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1969
Senator BOOKER, Cory Anthony

A Senator from New Jersey; born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, D.C.; graduated Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, N.J., 1987; B.A., Stanford University, 1991; M.A., Stanford University, 1992; attended The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a graduate degree in 1994; J.D., Yale Law School, 1997; worked as an attorney in the non-profit sector; Newark City Council 1998-2002; Mayor of Newark, N.J. 2006-2013; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in a special election on October 16, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank Lautenberg, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator Jeffrey Chiesa, and took the oath of office on October 31, 2013, for the term ending January 3, 2015.

Senator LAUTENBERG, Frank RaleighParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1924
Senator LAUTENBERG, Frank Raleigh

A Senator from New Jersey; born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January23, 1924; served in the United States Army Signal Corps 1942-1946; graduatedColumbia University School of Business, New York City 1949; businessman;commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 1978-1982;elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1982 for the termcommencing January 3, 1983; subsequently appointed by the Governor on December27, 1982, to complete the unexpired term of Nicholas F. Brady; reelectedin 1988 and 1994 and served from December 27, 1982, to January 3, 2001;chose not to run for reelection in 2000; again elected to the United StatesSenate in 2002; reelected in 2008 and served from January 3, 2003, until his death on June 3, 2013; layin repose in the Senate Chamber June 6, 2013; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Senator CHIESA, Jeffrey ScottParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1965
Senator CHIESA, Jeffrey Scott

A Senator from New Jersey; born in Bound Brook. N.J., June 22, 1965; graduated University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1987; graduated The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1990; lawyer; assistant U.S. attorney 2002-2009; chief counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 2010-2011; attorney general of New Jersey 2012-2013; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate on June 6, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank Lautenberg, took the oath of office on June 10, 2013; and served until October 30, 2013, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for election to the unexpired portion of the term..

Senator MENENDEZ, RobertParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1954
Senator MENENDEZ, Robert

A Senator and a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y.,on January 1, 1954; graduated from Union Hill High School, Union City, N.J.,1972; B.A., Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, N.J., 1976; J.D., Rutgers UniversitySchool of Law, Newark, N.J., 1979; lawyer, private practice; member ofthe Union City, N.J., board of education 1974-1978, and chief financial officer1978-1982; mayor of Union City, N.J., 1986-1992; member of the New Jerseystate general assembly 1987-1991; member of the New Jersey state senate 1991-1993;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeedingCongresses, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 16, 2006, whenhe resigned to become a U.S. senator; chair, House Democratic Caucus (One HundredEighth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); appointed on January 17, 2006,to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Jon S.Corzine; service began on January 17, 2006, and took the oath of office on January18, 2006; elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 for the term commencing January3, 2007; reelected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, DemocraticSenatorial Campaign Committee (2008-2011), Committee on Foreign Relations(One Hundred Thirteenth Congress [February 1, 2013-]).


NJ U.S. House
Representative LoBIONDO, Frank A.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative LoBIONDO, Frank A.

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County,N.J., May 12, 1946; graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School, Rockville,Md., 1964; B.A., St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1968;freeholder, Cumberland County, N.J., 1985-1988; member of the New Jersey stateassembly, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth andto the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

Website: http://www.house.gov/lobiondo/
Phone: 202-225-6572 -- Congressional District : 2

Representative PAYNE, Donald, Jr.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1958
Representative PAYNE, Donald, Jr.

(son of Donald Milford Payne), a Representative from New Jersey; bornin Newark, Essex County, N.J., December 17, 1958; attended Kean College, Union,N.J.; New Jersey highway authority, 1990-1996; Essex County educational servicescommission; freeholder-at-large, Essex County, N.J., board of freeholders,2005-2012; at-large representative, Newark, N.J., city council, 2006-2012,president, 2010-2012; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the OneHundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses, by special election, tofill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Donald MilfordPayne (November 6, 2012-present).

Representative PASCRELL, William J., Jr.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1937
Representative PASCRELL, William J., Jr.

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J.,January 25, 1937; graduated from St. John the Baptist High School, Paterson,N.J., 1955; B.A., Fordham University, New York, N.Y., 1959; M.A., FordhamUniversity, New York, N.Y., 1961; United States Army, 1961-1962; United StatesArmy Reserve, 1962-1967; teacher; president, Paterson, N.J., board of education,1979-1982; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1988-1996;elected minority leader pro tempore; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1990-1996;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the eight succeedingCongresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Representative GARRETT, ScottParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1959
Representative GARRETT, Scott

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J.,on July 9, 1959; B.A., Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J., 1981; J.D.,Rutgers University Law School, Camden, N.J., 1984; lawyer, private practice;member of the New Jersey state house of representatives, 1990-2002; electedas a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2003-present).

Website: http://garrett.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-4465 -- Congressional District : 5

Representative FRELINGHUYSEN, Rodney P.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative FRELINGHUYSEN, Rodney P.

(son of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr., great-great grandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen), aRepresentative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., April 29, 1946;B.A., Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., 1969; graduate studies, Trinity College,Hartford, Conn.; United States Army, 1969-1971; state and federal aid coordinatorand administrative assistant to board of chosen freeholders, Morris County,N.J., 1972; board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J., 1974-1983,director, 1980; member, New Jersey commission on capital budgeting andplanning; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1983-1994; MorrisCounty, N.J., Republican Committee; elected as a Republican to the One HundredFourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

Website: http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5034 -- Congressional District : 11

Representative ANDREWS, Robert ErnestParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1957
Representative ANDREWS, Robert Ernest

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, Camden County, N.J.,August 4, 1957; graduated from Triton High School, Runnemede, N.J., 1975; B.S.,Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., 1979; J.D., Cornell Law School, Ithaca,N.Y., 1982; freeholder, Camden County, N.J., 1986-1990; freeholder director,Camden County, N.J., 1988-1990; elected as a Democrat by special electionto the One Hundred First Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignationof United States Representative James Florio and reelected to the twelvesucceeding Congresses (November 6, 1990-present).

Website: http://www.house.gov/andrews/
Phone: 202-225-6501 -- Congressional District : 1

Representative LANCE, LeonardParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1952
Representative LANCE, Leonard

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Easton, Northampton County,Pa., June 25, 1952; graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School,Annandale, N.J., 1970; B.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1974; J.D.,Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1977; M.P.A., Princeton University,Princeton, N.J., 1982; judicial clerk; lawyer, private practice; member,New Jersey state assembly, 1991-2002; member, New Jersey state senate, 2002-2009;minority leader, New Jersey state senate, 2004-2008; unsuccessful candidatefor the United States House of Representatives in 1996; elected as a Republicanto the One Hundred Eleventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January3, 2009-present).

Website: http://lance.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5361 -- Congressional District : 7

Representative HOLT, RushParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1948
Representative HOLT, Rush

(son of Rush D. Holt), aRepresentative from New Jersey; born in Weston, Lewis County, W. Va.,October 15, 1948; graduated from the Landon School, Bethesda, Md., 1966; B.A.,Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., 1970; M.S., New York University, New York,N.Y., 1974; Ph.D., New York University, New York, N.Y., 1981; CongressionalScience Fellow with United States House of Representatives, Officeof Representative Bob Edgar of Pennsylvania, 1982-1983; faculty, SwarthmoreCollege, Swarthmore, Pa., 1980-1988; acting chief, Nuclear and ScientificDivision, Office of Strategic Forces, United States Department of State,1987-1989; assistant director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 1989-1997;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth and to the seven succeedingCongresses (January 3, 1999-present); unsuccessful candidate for Democraticnomination for the United States Senate in 2013.

Website: http://holt.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-5801 -- Congressional District : 12

Representative SIRES, AlbioParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1951
Representative SIRES, Albio

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Bejucal, Cuba, January 26, 1951;graduated from Memorial High School, West New York, N.J.; B.A., St. Peter’sCollege, Jersey City, N.J., 1974; M.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury,Vt., 1985; businessman; teacher; unsuccessful candidate for the One HundredthCongress in 1986; mayor, West New York, N.J., 1995- 2007; New Jersey stateassembly, 2000-2006; speaker, New Jersey state assembly, 2002-2006; electedas a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth Congress, by special election to fillthe vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative RobertMenendez, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 7, 2006-present).

Website: http://sires.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-7919 -- Congressional District : 8

Representative PALLONE, Frank, Jr.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1951
Representative PALLONE, Frank, Jr.

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Long Branch, Monmouth County,N.J., October 30, 1951; B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., 1973;M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.,1974; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, N.J., 1978; lawyer, privatepractice; member, Long Branch, N.J., city council, 1982-1988; member of theNew Jersey state senate, 1983-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredthCongress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the deathof United States Representative James J. Howard, but was not sworn in becauseCongress had adjourned; elected at the same time to the One Hundred FirstCongress and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1988-present);unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for the United StatesSenate in 2013.

Representative SMITH, Christopher HenryParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1953
Representative SMITH, Christopher Henry

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Rahway, Union County, N.J.,March 4, 1953; graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Perth Amboy, N.J.,1971; B.S., Trenton State College, Ewing, N.J., 1975; attended Worcester College,Worcester, England, 1974; businessman, family sporting goods company; legislativeagent for New Jersey state legislature, 1979; unsuccessful candidatefor election to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; elected as a Republicanto the Ninety-seventh and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January3, 1981-present); chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Sevenththrough One Hundred Eighth Congresses).

Website: http://chrissmith.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3765 -- Congressional District : 4

Representative RUNYAN, JonParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1973
Representative RUNYAN, Jon

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Flint, Genessee County, Mich.,November 27, 1973; graduated from Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, Mich.;attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1992-1995; attended Universityof Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, Pa.; professionalathlete; television commentator; elected as a Republican to the OneHundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://runyan.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-4765 -- Congressional District : 3

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