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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.)


Biography
District: 11th District
Political Highlights: Morris County Board of Freeholders, 1974-83; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1982; N.J. Assembly, 1983-94; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1990; U.S. House, 1995-present
Born: April 29, 1946; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Harding
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Virginia Robinson; two children
Education: Hobart College, B.A. 1969; Trinity College (Conn.), attended 1971
Military Service: Army, 1969-71
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense - Chairman; Energy-Water; Homeland Security)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 182,23758.8
John Arvanites (D) 123,89740.0
Barry Berlin (OCG) 3,7251.2
2010generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 122,14967.2
Douglas Herbert (D) 55,47230.5
Jim Gawron (LIBERT) 4,1792.3
2008generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 189,69662.4
Tom Wyka (D) 113,51037.3
Chandler Tedholm (FTP) 7110.2
2006generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 126,08571.6
Tom Wyka (D) 47,41426.9
Richard Roth (LIBERT) 1,7301.0
John Mele (CNSTP) 8420.5
2004generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 200,91567.9
James Buell (D) 91,81131.0
John Mele (IMN) 1,7460.6
Austin Lett (LIBERT) 1,5300.5
2002generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 132,93872.4
Vij Pawar (D) 48,47726.4
Richard Roth (LIBERT) 2,2631.2
2000generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 186,14068.0
John Scollo (D) 80,95829.6
John Pickarski (I) 5,1991.9
James Spinosa (I) 1,5410.6
1998generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 100,91067.7
John Scollo (D) 44,16029.6
Austin Lett (LIBERT) 1,7371.2
Agnes James (NJC) 1,4090.9
Stephen Bauer (USTAX) 7550.5
1996generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 169,09166.3
Chris Evangel (D) 78,74230.9
Ed De Mott (NJC) 2,8701.1
Austin Lett (LIBERT) 2,6181.0
Victoria Spruiell (NL) 1,8370.7
1994generalRodney Frelinghuysen (R) 127,86871.2
Frank Herbert (D) 50,21128.0
Mary Frueholz (LAWR) 1,0650.6
Stuart Bacha (FAS) 4360.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: NJ-11)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

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74th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R) is 12th.

8th

New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.