Aug. 1, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced Feb. 18, 2014)

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 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%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 66% Mitt Romney: 32%
2008 Barack Obama: 66% John McCain: 33%