On December 23th, 2011, the New Jersey Redistricting Commission chose the Republican’s Redistricting plan.

Formed by both parties, the Commission ruled in favor of the Republican plan by  7 -6. Tie-breaker John Farmer Jr. stated his support for the Republican Party’s redistricting plan.

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Following the 2010 Census, New Jersey lost one congressional seat. The new district is formed by the former 5th District (Scott Garrett) and the former 9th district (Steve Rothman) to form the New 5th district. By placing Fair Lawn where Steve Rothman resides into the 5th district, district 9 was therefore dismantled. As a result, Steve Rothman needs to run for Congress in Scott Garrett’s district, placing him at a great disadvantage.

 

Formerly of the 9th district, Fair Lawn, Maywood, Hackensack, and Lodi is now a part of the 5th district, while Creskill and Tenafly of the 5th district has been pushed to the 9th.

 

The Korean American Voters’ Council proposed many times for most of Bergen County to be placed into one district, but this proposal has ultimately failed.

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