|New Jersey's 3rd congressional district|
|Population (2019)||735,981 |
New Jersey's 3rd congressional district is represented by Democrat Andy Kim, who has served in Congress since 2019. The district combines nearly all of Burlington County with portions of the Jersey Shore region in Ocean County. Politically, it is closely divided, as Burlington has been increasingly trending Democratic in federal elections while Ocean is heavily Republican. As of 2021, it is one of seven districts that voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election while being held by a Democrat.
Counties and municipalities in the district
Burlington County (36):
- Beverly, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Chesterfield Township, Cinnaminson Township, Delanco Township, Delran Township, Eastampton Township, Edgewater Park Township, Evesham Township, Fieldsboro, Florence Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mansfield Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Moorestown Township, Mount Holly Township, Mount Laurel Township, New Hanover Township, North Hanover Township, Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Township, Riverside Township, Riverton Borough, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Springfield Township, Tabernacle Township, Westampton Township, Willingboro Township, Woodland Township and Wrightstown
Ocean County (17):
- Barnegat Township, Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Island Heights, Lacey Township, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Ocean Gate, Ocean Township, Pine Beach, Point Pleasant (part), Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, South Toms River, Stafford Township (part; also 2nd) and Toms River Township
Recent election results in statewide races
|2000||President||Gore 54 – 43%|
|2004||President||Bush 51 – 49%|
|2008||President||Obama 52 – 47%|
|2012||President||Obama 52 – 47%|
|2016||President||Trump 51 – 45%|
|2020||President||Trump 49.4 – 49.2%|
List of members representing the district
1799–1801: One seat
|District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1799|
|Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
|6th||Elected in 1798.
|Hunterdon and Somerset Counties|
|District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1801|
1813–1815: Two seats
|Seat A||Seat B||District location|
|March 4, 1813 –
May 20, 1814
|13th||William Coxe Jr.
|Federalist||Elected in 1813.
|Federalist||Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1813.
|Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties|
|May 20, 1814 –
November 2, 1814
|November 2, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
|Democratic-Republican||Elected to finish Hufty's term.|
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district in 1815
1843–present: One seat
- Remainder of Middlesex County was moved to the new 15th district in 1962.
Recent election results
|Republican||Jon Runyan (incumbent)||174,253||53.7|
|Independent||Frederick John Lavergne||770||0.2|
|Independent||Frederick John Lavergne||3,095||1.7|
|Republican||Tom MacArthur (incumbent)||194,596||59.3|
|Democratic||Frederick John Lavergne||127,526||38.9|
|Constitution||Lawrence W. Berlinski Jr.||5,938||1.8|
|Republican||Tom MacArthur (incumbent)||149,500||48.7|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Andy Kim (incumbent)||229,840||53.2|
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present