The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright New Jersey
Primary: Tuesday, June 6, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
1990 Census: 7,747,750(3.11% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 4,126,782
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 6,075,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 8 PM EST (0100 UTC)
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Socialist Workers:1
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President  Electoral votes: 15, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 3,187,226; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateRepublican 1,284,173 40.29% Governor George W. Bush
 WinnerDemocrat 1,788,850 56.13% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
(15 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateGreen 94,554 2.97% Ralph Nader
 CandidateSocialist Workers844 0.03% James E. Harris, Jr.
 CandidateReform 6,989 0.22% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateIndependent 2,215 0.07% John Hagelin
 CandidateConstitution 1,409 0.04% Howard Phillips
 CandidateLibertarian 6,312 0.20% Harry Browne
 CandidateSocialist 1,880 0.06% David McReynolds

Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Republican  Christine Todd Whitman
First elected: 1993; re-elected: 1997
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 6, 2001. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).
 Governor Christine Todd Whitman is in line to become "ADMINISTRATOR, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY" in the Bush Administration. Should she accept the appointment and be confirmed she will have to resign as Governor. Since NJ has no Lieutenant Governor, Republican State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco would then become "acting Governor".

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Democrat  Frank R. Lautenberg
First elected: 1982, relected: 1988, 1994
Open Seat. Senator Lautenberg not a candidate.
 CandidateGreen  Bruce Afran
 WinnerDemocrat  Jon Corzine
 CandidateReform  Pat DiNizio
 CandidateLibertarian  Emerson Ellett
 CandidateRepublican  Congressman Bob Franks

Class 2Democrat  Robert G. Torricelli
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
7 Democrats
6 Republicans

CD 1Democrat  Robert E. Andrews
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Robert E. Andrews
 CandidateRepublican  Charlene Cathcart
 CandidateGreen  Catherine L. Parrish

CD 2Republican  Frank A. LoBiondo
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Robert "Gabe" Gabrielsky
 CandidateDemocrat  Edward Janosik
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo

CD 3Republican  Jim Saxton
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateReform  Ken Feduniewicz
 CandidateGreen  Aaron M. Kromash
 CandidateDemocrat  Susan Bass Levin
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Jim Saxton

CD 4Republican  Christopher H. Smith
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Stu Chaifetz
 CandidateDemocrat  Reed Gusciora
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Christopher H. Smith

CD 5Republican  Marge Roukema
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateReform  Ira W. Goodman
 CandidateGreen  Michael "MJ" King
 CandidateDemocrat  Linda Mercurio
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Marge Roukema

CD 6Democrat  Frank Pallone, Jr.
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Earl Gray
 CandidateRepublican  Brian Kennedy
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.

CD 7Republican  Bob Franks
Open Seat. Congressman Franks successfully sought the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
 CandidateGreen  Jerry L. Coleman
 CandidateDemocrat  Maryanne Connelly
 WinnerRepublican  Mike Ferguson
 CandidateLibertarian  Darren Young

CD 8Democrat  Bill J. Pascrell, Jr.
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Joseph A. Fortunato
 CandidateRepublican  Anthony Fusco
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.

CD 9Democrat  Steven R. Rothman
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Lewis Pell
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Steven R. Rothman
 CandidateRepublican  Joseph Tedeschi

CD 10Democrat  Donald M. Payne
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Donald M. Payne
 CandidateRepublican  Dirk Weber

CD 11Republican  Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
 CandidateGreen  Joe Pickarski
 CandidateDemocrat  John P. Scollo

CD 12Democrat  Rush Holt
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Rush Holt
 CandidateGreen  Carl J. Mayer
 CandidateLibertarian  Worthington Winslow
 CandidateRepublican  Dick Zimmer
 Friday 17 November - Democrat Rush Holt holds and unofficial lead of 553 votes over Republican Dick Zimmer. Reports indicate Zimmer will request a recount.

CD 13Democrat  Robert Menendez
Renominated - 6 June 2000 Primary
 CandidateRepublican  Theresa deLeon
 CandidateGreen  Claudette C. Meliere
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Robert Menendez

Congressional District

New Jersey has 21 counties and 13 congressional districts: 7 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 14 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

In the State of New Jersey, the General Law County Subdivision is the Township; however, there are also the following types of Municipalities: Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Villages. Under New Jersey law, Townships and Municipalities are equivalent- the Townships have the same general powers as any Municipality while Municipalities are completely separate from the Township(s) from which they were once created: therefore, all Townships and Municipalities are Minor Civil Divisions of the first order in New Jersey and, because of this, Townships are often referred to as "Municipalities" in lists of local governmental units, while Municipalities are often referred to as "Townships" (particularly in court records and other legal documents). To make matters even more confusing, the type of local governmental unit may not necessarily reflect the type of local government it actually has (e.g., there are Townships with "Town Government", etc.). To avoid any such confusion in the listing of the Congressional Districts re: the Minor Civil Divisions/local governmental units of New Jersey below, no reference will be made to the type of Municipality/Township unless there are two or more such units in a given County with the same- or a similar- name:

CD # 1:

  • in BURLINGTON COUNTY- Maple Shade, Palmyra and Riverton;
  • in CAMDEN COUNTY- Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin Boro, Berlin Township, Brooklawn, Camden, Chesilhurst, Clementon, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, Haddon Heights, Hi-Nella, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, Pennsauken, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock, Voorhees, Winslow and Woodlynne;
  • in GLOUCESTER COUNTY- Deptford, East Greenwich, Greenwich, Logan, Monroe, National park, Paulsboro, Washington, Wenonah, West Deptford, Westville, Woodbury and Woodbury Heights.

Haddon Township (CAMDEN COUNTY) is split between CDs # 1 and # 3.
Mantua Township (GLOUCESTER COUNTY) is split between CDs # 1 and # 2.

CD # 2:

  • the entirety of ATLANTIC COUNTY;
  • in BURLINGTON COUNTY- Washington;
  • the entirety of CAPE MAY COUNTY;
  • the entirety of CUMBERLAND COUNTY;
  • in GLOUCESTER COUNTY- Clayton, Elk, Franklin, Glassboro, Harrison, Newfield, Pitman, South Harrison, Swedesboro and Woolwich.

CD # 3:

  • in BURLINGTON COUNTY- Bass River, Beverly, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Evesham, Hainesport, Lumberton, Medford, Medford Lakes, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, New Hanover, Pemberton Boro, Pemberton Township, Riverside, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Willingboro and Woodland;
  • in CAMDEN COUNTY- Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Merchantville and Waterford;
  • in OCEAN COUNTY- Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley, part of Dover Township, Eagleswood, Harvey Cedars, Island Heights, Lacey, Lavallette, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach, Ocean, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River, Stafford, Surf City and Tuckerton.

Dover Township (OCEAN COUNTY) is split between CDs # 3 and # 4.
Wrightstown Boro (BURLINGTON COUNTY) is split between CDs # 3 and # 4.

CD # 4:

  • in BURLINGTON COUNTY- City of Bordentown, Bordentown Township, City of Burlington, Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Eastampton, Fieldsboro, Florence, Mansfield, North Hanover, Springfield and Westampton;
  • in MERCER COUNTY- East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Trenton and Washington;
  • in MONMOUTH COUNTY- Allentown, Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Manasquan, Millstone, Roosevelt, Upper Freehold and Wall;
  • in OCEAN COUNTY- Bay Head, Brick, Jackson, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Manchester, Mantoloking, Plumsted, Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach.

Spring Lake Heights Boro (MONMOUTH COUNTY) is split between CDs # 4 and # 6.

CD # 5:

  • in BERGEN COUNTY- Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, HoHoKus, Mahwah, Midland Park, Montvale, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle River, Tenafly, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff;
  • in PASSAIC COUNTY- Hawthorne, Ringwood, Wanaque and West Milford;
  • in SUSSEX COUNTY- Andover Boro, Andover Township, Branchville, Frankford, Franklin, Fredon, Green, Hamburg, Hampton, Hardyston, Lafayette, Montague, Newton, Sandyston, Stillwater, Sussex, Vernon, Walpack and Wantage;
  • the entirety of WARREN COUNTY.

Fair Lawn Boro (BERGEN COUNTY) is split between CDs # 5 and # 9.
North Haledon Boro (PASSAIC COUNTY) is split between CDs # 5 and # 8.

CD # 6:

  • in MIDDLESEX COUNTY- Dunellen, a porton of Edison Township, Highland Park, Metuchen, Milltown, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River and Spotswood;
  • in MONMOUTH COUNTY- Aberdeen, Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Matawan, Monmouth Beach, Neptune Township, Neptune City, Red Bank, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, South Belmar, Spring Lake and Union Beach.

Edison Township (MIDDLESEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 6 and # 7.
Middletown Township (MONMOUTH COUNTY) is split between CDs # 6 and # 12.

CD # 7:

  • in MIDDLESEX COUNTY- Middlesex and South Plainfield;
  • in SOMERSET COUNTY- Bound Brook, Franklin, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, Millstone, North Plainfield, South Bound Brook, Warren and Watchung.
  • in UNION COUNTY- Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Westfield and Winfield.

Maplewood Township (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7, # 8 and # 10.
Millburn Township (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7 and # 11.
Woodbridge Township (MIDDLESEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7 and # 13.
Bridgewater Township (SOMERSET COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7 and # 11.
the City of Linden (UNION COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7, # 10 and # 13.
Union Township (UNION COUNTY) is split between CDs # 7 and # 10.

CD # 8:

  • in ESSEX COUNTY- Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Nutley and Verona;
  • in PASSAIC COUNTY- Clifton, Haledon, Little Falls, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne and West Paterson.

Montclair Town-Township (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 8 and # 10.
South Orange Village-Township (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 8 and # 10.
West Orange Town-Township (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 8 and # 10.

CD # 9:

  • in BERGEN COUNTY- Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fairview, Fort Lee, Garfield, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Maywood, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, River Edge, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Teterboro, Wallington and Wood-Ridge;
  • in HUDSON COUNTY- Secaucus.

the City of Jersey City (HUDSON COUNTY) is split between CDs # 9, # 10 and # 13.
the Town of Kearny (HUDSON COUNTY) is split between CDs # 9 and # 13.
North Bergen Township (HUDSON COUNTY) is split between CDs # 9 and # 13.

CD # 10:

  • in ESSEX COUNTY- East Orange, Irvington and Orange;
  • in UNION COUNTY- Hillside, Rahway and Roselle.

the City of Newark (ESSEX COUNTY) is split between CDs # 10 and # 13.
the City of Bayonne (HUDSON COUNTY) is split between CDs # 10 and # 13.
the City of Elizabeth (UNION COUNTY) is split between CDs # 10 and # 13.

CD # 11:

  • in ESSEX COUNTY- Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, North Caldwell, Roseland and West Caldwell;
  • the entirety of MORRIS COUNTY;
  • in PASSAIC COUNTY- Bloomingdale;
  • in SOMERSET COUNTY- Bernards, Raritan and Somerville;
  • in SUSSEX COUNTY- Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta and Stanhope.

CD # 12:

  • the entirety of HUNTERDON COUNTY;
  • in MERCER COUNTY- Ewing, Hopewell Boro, Hopewell Township, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton Boro, Princeton Township and West Windsor;
  • in MIDDLESEX COUNTY- Cranbury, East Brunswick, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Monroe, Plainsboro and South Brunswick;
  • in MONMOUTH COUNTY- Colts Neck, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Freehold Boro, Freehold Township, Holmdel, Interlaken, Little Silver, Manalapan, Marlboro, Ocean, Oceanport, Rumson, Shrewsbury Boro, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch;
  • in SOMERSET COUNTY- Bedminster, Bernardsville, Branchburg, Far Hills, Montgomery, Peapack-Gladstone and Rocky Hill.

CD # 13:

  • in HUDSON COUNTY- East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and West New York;
  • in MIDDLESEX COUNTY- Carteret and Perth Amboy.