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A listing of New Jersey's public officeholders, including Constitutional officers,Members of the United States Congress,and links to members of the State Congress
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State Legislature

New Jersey U.S. Senators
Democrats(2)
Senator Cory A.,BookerYear of Birth: 1969
Senator Cory A.,Booker

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 TheQueen’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, as a RhodesScholar 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 StatesSenate in a special election on October 16, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused bythe death of Frank Lautenberg, a seat subsequently held by appointed senatorJeffrey Chiesa, and took the oath of office on October 31, 2013; reelected in2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.

Website: http://www.booker.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-3224
Party affiliation: Democrat

Senator Robert,MenendezYear of Birth: 1954
Senator Robert,Menendez

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., RutgersUniversity School of Law, Newark, N.J., 1979; lawyer, private practice; memberof the Union City, N.J., board of education 1974-1978, and chief financialofficer 1978-1982; mayor of Union City, N.J., 1986-1992; member of the NewJersey state general assembly 1987-1991; member of the New Jersey state senate1991-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the sixsucceeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 16, 2006,when he resigned to become a U.S. senator; chair, House Democratic Caucus (OneHundred Eighth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); appointed on January 17,2006, to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by resignation of JonS. Corzine; service began on January 17, 2006, and took the oath of office onJanuary 18, 2006; elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 for the term commencingJanuary 3, 2007; reelected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair,Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2008-2011), Committee on ForeignRelations (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress [February 1, 2013-January 3,2015]).

Website: http://menendez.senate.gov/
Phone: (202) 224-4744
Party affiliation: Democrat


New Jersey U.S. House Representatives
Democratics(6)Republicans(6)
Representative Norcross, DonaldYear of Birth: 1958
Representative Representative Norcross, Donald

Congressional District : 1

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, Camden County,N.J., December 13, 1958; graduated from Pennsauken High School, Pennsauken,N.J., 1977; A.S., Camden County College, Camden, N.J., 1979; electrician; unionrepresentative; member of the New Jersey state assembly, 2010; member of theNew Jersey state senate, 2010-2014; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to theOne Hundred Thirteenth and One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, by specialelection, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United StatesRepresentative Robert Andrews (November 4, 2014-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/donald-norcross/N000188
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative LoBiondo, Frank A.Year of Birth: 1946
Representative Representative LoBiondo, Frank A.

Congressional District : 2

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridgeton, CumberlandCounty, 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 Jerseystate general assembly, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One HundredFourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3,1995-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/frank-lobiondo/L000554
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative MacArthur, ThomasYear of Birth: 1960
Representative Representative MacArthur, Thomas

Congressional District : 3

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Hebron, Tolland County,Conn., October 16, 1960; graduated from RHAM High School, Hebron, Conn., 1978;B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., 1982; insurance executive; member ofthe Randolph, N.J., city council, 2011-2013; deputy mayor of Randolph, N.J.,2012; mayor of Randolph, N.J., 2013-2014; elected as a Republican to the OneHundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/thomas-macarthur/M001193
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Smith, Christopher H.Year of Birth: 1953
Representative Representative Smith, Christopher H.

Congressional District : 4

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 WorcesterCollege, Worcester, England, 1974; businessman, family sporting goods company;legislative agent for New Jersey state legislature, 1979; unsuccessfulcandidate for election to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; elected as aRepublican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1981-present); chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (One HundredSeventh through One Hundred Eighth Congresses).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/christopher-smith/S000522
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Garrett, ScottYear of Birth: 1959
Representative Representative Garrett, Scott

Congressional District : 5

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Englewood, Bergen County,N.J., July 9, 1959; graduated from High Point Regional High School, Sussex,N.J., 1977; 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 general assembly, 1990-2002; elected as aRepublican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2003-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/scott-garrett/G000548
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Pallone, Frank, Jr.Year of Birth: 1951
Representative Representative Pallone, Frank, Jr.

Congressional District : 6

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Long Branch, MonmouthCounty, N.J., October 30, 1951; graduated from Long Branch High School, LongBranch, N.J., 1969; 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, Camden, N.J., 1978; lawyer, privatepractice; member of the Long Branch, N.J., city council, 1982-1988; member ofthe New Jersey state senate, 1983-1988; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundredth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by thedeath of United States Representative James J. Howard, but was not sworn inbecause Congress had adjourned; elected simultaneously to the One Hundred FirstCongress and reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (November 8,1988-present); unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United StatesSenate in 2013.

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/frank-pallone/P000034
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Lance, LeonardYear of Birth: 1952
Representative Representative Lance, Leonard

Congressional District : 7

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Easton, NorthamptonCounty, Pa., June 25, 1952; graduated from North Hunterdon Regional HighSchool, Annandale, N.J., 1970; B.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1974;J.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1977; M.P.A., PrincetonUniversity, Princeton, N.J., 1982; judicial clerk; lawyer, private practice;member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1991-2002; member of the NewJersey state senate, 2002-2009; minority leader of the New Jersey state senate,2004-2008; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House ofRepresentatives in 1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventhand to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/leonard-lance/L000567
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Sires, AlbioYear of Birth: 1951
Representative Representative Sires, Albio

Congressional District : 8

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’s College, Jersey City, N.J., 1974; M.A., Middlebury College,Middlebury, Vt., 1985; businessman; teacher; unsuccessful candidate forelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; mayor, West New York, N.J.,1995- 2007; New Jersey state general assembly, 2000-2006; speaker, New Jerseystate general assembly, 2002-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredNinth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Robert Menendez, and reelected tothe five succeeding Congresses (November 7, 2006-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/albio-sires/S001165
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Pascrell, Bill, Jr.Year of Birth: 1937
Representative Representative Pascrell, Bill, Jr.

Congressional District : 9

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.,Fordham University, New York, N.Y., 1961; United States Army, 1961-1962; UnitedStates Army Reserve, 1962-1967; teacher; president of the Paterson, N.J., boardof 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 ninesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/william-pascrell/P000096
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Payne, Donald M., Jr.Year of Birth: 1958
Representative Representative Payne, Donald M., Jr.

Congressional District : 10

(son of Donald Milford Payne), A Representative from New Jersey;born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., December 17, 1958; attended Kean College,Union, N.J.; member of the New Jersey highway authority, 1990-1996; member ofthe Essex County educational services commission; freeholder-at-large, EssexCounty, N.J., board of freeholders, 2005-2012; at-large representative, Newark,N.J., city council, 2006-2012, president, 2010-2012; elected simultaneously asa Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses, byspecial election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United StatesRepresentative Donald Milford Payne, and to the succeeding Congress (November6, 2012-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/donald-payne/P000604
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Frelinghuysen, Rodney P.Year of Birth: 1946
Representative Representative Frelinghuysen, Rodney P.

Congressional District : 11

(son of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr., great-greatgrandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of TheodoreFrelinghuysen),A Representative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., April29, 1946; graduated from St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., 1964; B.A.,Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., 1969; graduate studies, Trinity College,Hartford, Conn.; United States Army, 1969-1971; state and federal aidcoordinator and administrative assistant to board of chosen freeholders, MorrisCounty, N.J., 1972; board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J.,1974-1983, director, 1980; member, New Jersey commission on capital budgetingand planning; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1983-1994;member of the Morris County, N.J., Republican Committee; elected as aRepublican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1995-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/rodney-frelinghuysen/F000372
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Watson Coleman, BonnieYear of Birth: 1945
Representative Representative Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Congressional District : 12

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, Camden County,N.J., February 6, 1945; B.A., Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, N.J., 1985;member of the New Jersey state assembly, 1998-2014; New Jersey state assemblymajority leader, 2006-2009; member, New Jersey state democratic committee,2002-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress(January 3, 2015-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/bonnie-watson-coleman/W000822
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

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