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Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

  • District: 4th District, Central -- Lakewood, Hamilton
  • Residence: Robbinsville
  • Born: March 4, 1953; Rahway, N.J.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Marie Smith; four children
  • Education: Trenton State College, B.A. 1975 (business)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1978; U.S. House, 1981-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1980 (17th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights & International Organizations - Chairman; Western Hemisphere)
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State Information: 4th District, Central -- Lakewood, Hamilton

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Christopher Smith (R) 195,145 63.7%
Brian Froelich (D) 107,991 35.3%
Leonard Marshall (NJC) 3,111 1%
2010 general Christopher Smith (R) 129,752 69.4%
Howard Kleinhendler (D) 52,118 27.9%
Joseph Siano (LIBERT) 2,912 1.6%
Steven Welzer (GREEN) 1,574 0.8%
David Meiswinkle (ARM) 582 0.3%
2008 general Christopher Smith (R) 202,972 66.2%
Joshua Zeitz (D) 100,036 32.6%
Steven Welzer (GREEN) 3,543 1.2%
2006 general Christopher Smith (R) 124,482 65.7%
Carol Gay (D) 62,905 33.2%
Richard Edgar (LIBERT) 1,539 0.8%
Louis Wary (RMN) 614 0.3%
2004 general Christopher Smith (R) 192,671 67%
Amy Vasquez (D) 92,826 32.3%
Richard Edgar (LIBERT) 2,056 0.7%
2002 general Christopher Smith (R) 115,293 66.2%
Mary Brennan (D) 55,967 32.1%
Keith Quarles (LIBERT) 1,211 0.7%
Hermann Winkelmann (HHD) 1,063 0.6%
Don Graham (NJC) 767 0.4%
2000 general Christopher Smith (R) 158,515 63.2%
Reed Gusciora (D) 87,956 35.1%
Stuart Chaifetz (I) 3,627 1.4%
Paul Teel (I) 712 0.3%
1998 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 92,991 62.2%
Larry Schneider (D) 52,281 35%
Keith Quarles (LIBERT) 1,753 1.2%
Morgan Strong (NJC) 1,498 1%
Nick Mellis (GREEN) 1,054 0.7%
1996 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 146,404 63.6%
Kevin John Meara (D) 77,565 33.7%
Robert Figueroa (LIBERT) 3,000 1.3%
J. Morgan Strong (NJC) 2,034 0.9%
Arnold Kokans (NL) 1,111 0.5%
1994 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 109,818 67.9%
Ralph Walsh (D) 49,537 30.6%
Leonard P. Marshall (NJC) 1,579 1%
Arnold Kokans (NL) 833 0.5%
1992 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 149,095 61.8%
Brian M. Hughes (D) 84,514 35%
Benjamin Grindlinger (LIBERT) 2,984 1.2%
Patrick C. Pasculli (I) 2,137 0.9%
Agnes A. James (NJC) 1,630 0.7%
Joseph J. Notarangelo (AFP) 865 0.4%
1990 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 101,508 63%
Mark Setaro (D) 55,454 34%
Carl Peters (LIBERT) 2,168 1%
Joseph J. Notarangelo (POP) 1,219 1%
J.M. Carter (God We Trust) 1,029 1%
1988 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 155,283 66%
Betty Holland (D) 79,006 33%
1986 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 78,699 61%
Jeffrey Laurenti (D) 49,290 38%
1984 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 139,295 61%
James C. Hedden (D) 87,908 39%
1982 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 85,660 53%
Joseph P. Merlino (D) 75,658 47%
1980 general Christopher H. Smith (R) 95,447 57%
Frank Thompson (D) 68,480 41%
1978 general Frank Thompson (D) 69,259 61%
Christopher H. Smith (R) 41,833 37%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 45% Mitt Romney: 54%
2008 Barack Obama: 45% John McCain: 53%

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