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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New Jersey
  • Residence: North Bergen
  • Born: January 1, 1954; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Engaged to Alicia Mucci; two children
  • Education: Saint Peter's College, B.A. 1976 (political science & urban studies); Rutgers U., J.D. 1979
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Union City Board of Education, 1974-82; mayor of Union City, 1986-92; N.J. Assembly, 1987-91; N.J. Senate, 1991-93; U.S. House, 1993-2006; U.S. Senate, 2006-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd full term); Appointed January 2006
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development - Chairman; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Foreign Relations - Chairman
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State Information: New Jersey

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (U.S. senator) Robert Menendez (D) 1,987,680 58.9%
Joseph Kyrillos (R) 1,329,534 39.4%
Kenneth Kaplan (LIBERT) 16,803 0.5%
Ken Wolski (GREEN) 15,801 0.5%
Gwen Diakos (JSI) 9,359 0.3%
J. Dranikoff (TCA) 3,834 0.1%
Inder Soni (AF) 3,593 0.1%
Robert Turkavage (RFI) 3,532 0.1%
Gregory Pason (SPU) 2,249 0.1%
Eugene Lavergne (NPA) 2,198 0.1%
Daryl Brooks (RNA) 2,066 0.1%
2006 general (U.S. senator) Robert Menendez (D) 1,200,843 53.4%
Thomas Kean (R) 997,775 44.3%
Len Flynn (LIBERT) 14,637 0.6%
Edward Forchion (LMP) 11,593 0.5%
J.M. Carter (IGWT) 7,918 0.4%
N. Smith (SOL) 6,243 0.3%
Daryl Brooks (PPC) 5,138 0.2%
Angela Lariscy (SW) 3,433 0.2%
Gregory Pason (S) 2,490 0.1%
2004 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 121,018 75.8%
Richard Piatkowski (R) 35,288 22.1%
Dick Hester (PLC) 1,282 0.8%
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 1,066 0.7%
Angela Lariscy (S) 887 0.6%
2002 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 72,605 78.3%
James Geron (R) 16,852 18.2%
Pat Faulkner (GREEN) 1,195 1.3%
Esmat Zaklama (I) 774 0.8%
Richard Hester (PLC) 732 0.8%
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 573 0.6%
2000 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 117,856 78.7%
Theresa de Leon (R) 27,849 18.6%
Claudette Meliere (I) 2,741 1.8%
Dick Hester (I) 562 0.4%
Herbert Shaw (I) 357 0.2%
Alina Fonteboa (I) 233 0.2%
Kari Sachs (I) 168 0.1%
1998 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 70,308 80%
Theresa de Leon (R) 14,615 16.6%
Richard S. Hester Sr. (PLC) 1,276 1.4%
Richard G. Rivera (REF) 872 1%
Susan Anmuth (SW) 752 0.8%
1996 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 115,459 78.8%
Carlos E. Munoz (R) 25,427 17.4%
Herbert H. Shaw (PAC) 2,136 1.4%
Mike Buoncristiano (LIBERT) 2,094 1.4%
William P. Estrada (I) 720 0.5%
Rupert Ravens (NL) 637 0.4%
1994 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 67,688 70.9%
Fernando A. Alonso (R) 24,071 25.2%
Frank J. Rubino Jr. (WTP) 1,494 1.6%
Herbert H. Shaw (PAC) 1,319 1.4%
Steven Marshall (SW) 895 0.9%
1992 general (NJ-13 representative) Robert Menendez (D) 93,670 64.3%
Fred J. Theemling Jr. (R) 44,529 30.6%
Joseph D. Bonacci (STI) 2,363 1.6%
Len Flynn (LIBERT) 1,539 1.1%
John E. Rummel (COM) 1,525 1%
Jane Harris (SW) 1,406 1%
Donald K. Stoveken (AFP) 682 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.27% John McCain: 41.7%
2012 : 58.34% : 40.62%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 40%
1996 Bill Clinton: 53% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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