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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-January 3, 2015]).


New Jersey U.S. House Representatives
Democrats(6)Republicans(6)
Representative PAYNE, Donald, Jr.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1958
Representative PAYNE, Donald, Jr.

Congressional District :

(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.; member of the New Jersey highway authority, 1990-1996; member of TheEssex County educational services commission; 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 ADemocrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses, by Specialelection, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States RepresentativeDonald Milford Payne, and to the succeeding Congress (November 6,2012-present).

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Representative NORCROSS, DonaldParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1958
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.;A.S., Camden County College, Camden, N.J., 1979; electrician; union Representative;member of the New Jersey state assembly, 2010; member of the NewJersey state senate, 2010-2014; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the OneHundred Thirteenth and One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, by special Election,to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States RepresentativeRobert Andrews (November 4, 2014-present).

Website: http://norcross.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-6501

Representative LoBIONDO, Frank A.Party affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative LoBIONDO, Frank A.

Congressional District : 2

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 Stategeneral assembly, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourthand to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

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

Representative MacARTHUR, Thomas CharlesParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1960
Representative MacARTHUR, Thomas Charles

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 of TheRandolph, 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 One HundredFourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).

Website: http://macarthur.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-4765

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

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 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 seventeen 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

Representative GARRETT, ScottParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1959
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., RutgersUniversity Law School, Camden, N.J., 1984; lawyer, private practice; Memberof the New Jersey state general assembly, 1990-2002; elected as a Republicanto the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January3, 2003-present).

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

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

Congressional District : 6

A Representative from New Jersey; born in Long Branch, Monmouth County,N.J., October 30, 1951; graduated from Long Branch High School, Long Branch,N.J., 1969; B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., 1973; M.A., FletcherSchool of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1974; J.D.,Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, N.J., 1978; lawyer, private Practice;member of the 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 simultaneously to the One Hundred First Congressand reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1988-present);unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United States Senatein 2013.

Website: http://www.house.gov/pallone/
Phone: 202-225-4671

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

Congressional District : 7

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; Memberof the New Jersey state general assembly, 1991-2002; member of the New Jerseystate senate, 2002-2009; minority leader of the New Jersey state senate, 2004-2008;unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representativesin 1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh Andto the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).

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

Representative SIRES, AlbioParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1951
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’sCollege, Jersey City, N.J., 1974; M.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury,Vt., 1985; businessman; teacher; unsuccessful candidate for Electionto the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; mayor, West New York, N.J., 1995-2007; New Jersey state general assembly, 2000-2006; speaker, New Jersey Stategeneral assembly, 2002-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred NinthCongress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the Resignationof United States Representative Robert Menendez, and reelected to Thefive succeeding Congresses (November 7, 2006-present).

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

Representative PASCRELL, William J., Jr.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1937
Representative PASCRELL, William J., 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., FordhamUniversity, New York, N.Y., 1961; United States Army, 1961-1962; United StatesArmy Reserve, 1962-1967; teacher; president of the Paterson, N.J., board Ofeducation, 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 nine SucceedingCongresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Website: http://pascrell.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5751

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

Congressional District : 11

(son of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr., great-great Grandsonof Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen), (sonof Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr., great-great Grandsonof Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen),a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., April 29,1946; graduated from St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., 1964; B.A., HobartCollege, 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; Memberof the Morris County, N.J., Republican Committee; elected as a Republicanto the One Hundred Fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January3, 1995-present).

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

Representative WATSON COLEMAN, BonnieParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1945
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; Memberof the New Jersey state assembly, 1998-2014; New Jersey state assembly Majorityleader, 2006-2009; member, New Jersey state democratic committee, 2002-2006;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January3, 2015-present).

Website: http://watsoncoleman.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-5801

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