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Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.)

  • District: 12th District, Central -- Trenton, Princeton, East Brunswick, Plainfield
  • Residence: Hopewell Township
  • Born: October 15, 1948; Weston, W.Va.
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Family: Wife, Margaret Lancefield; three children
  • Education: Carleton College, B.A. 1970 (physics); New York U., M.S. 1980 (physics); New York U., Ph.D. 1981 (physics)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1996; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a special election, 2013; U.S. House, 1999-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources - Ranking Member; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
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State Information: 12th District, Central -- Trenton, Princeton, East Brunswick, Plainfield

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 189,926 69.2%
Eric Beck (R) 80,906 29.5%
Jack Freudenheim (I) 2,261 0.8%
Kenneth Cody (TVH) 1,285 0.5%
2010 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 108,214 53%
Scott Sipprelle (R) 93,634 45.9%
Kenneth Cody (TVH) 2,154 1.1%
2008 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 193,732 63.1%
Alan Bateman (R) 108,400 35.3%
David Corsi (CS) 4,802 1.6%
2006 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 125,468 65.7%
Joseph Sinagra (R) 65,509 34.3%
2004 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 171,691 59.2%
Bill Spadea (R) 115,014 39.7%
Ken Chazotte (LIBERT) 1,562 0.5%
Daryl Brooks (GREEN) 1,518 0.5%
2002 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 104,806 61%
DeForest Soaries (R) 62,938 36.6%
Carl Mayer (GREEN) 1,871 1.1%
Thomas Abrams (LIBERT) 1,259 0.7%
Karen Zaletel (NJC) 839 0.5%
2000 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 146,162 48.7%
Dick Zimmer (R) 145,511 48.5%
Carl Mayer (I) 5,811 1.9%
John Desmond (I) 1,233 0.4%
Worth Winslow (I) 1,225 0.4%
1998 general (NJ-12 representative) Rush Holt (D) 92,528 50.1%
Michael Pappas (R) 87,221 47.2%
Joseph A. Siano (LIBERT) 2,125 1.2%
Madelyn R. Hoffman (GREEN) 1,409 0.8%
Beverly Kidder (REF) 749 0.4%
Mary Jo Christian (NL) 578 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 66% Mitt Romney: 32%
2008 Barack Obama: 66% John McCain: 33%

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