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11th Legislative District (New Jersey)

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Senator  Jennifer Beck (R)
Voting-age population  161,464
Population  205,526
11th Legislative District (New Jersey)
Assembly members  Joann Downey (D) Eric Houghtaling (D)
Registration  30.6% Democratic 21.7% Republican 47.3% unaffiliated
Demographics  75.9% White 14.3% Black/African American 0.3% Native American 2.7% Asian 0.0% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4.1% Other race 2.5% Two or more races 12.0% Hispanic

New Jersey's 11th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature, covering the Monmouth County municipalities of Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken Borough, Loch Arbour Village, Long Branch City, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough and West Long Branch Borough as of the 2011 apportionment.


As of the 2010 United States Census, the district had a population of 205,526, of whom 161,464 (78.6%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 156,075 (75.9%) White, 29,390 (14.3%) African American, 585 (0.3%) Native American, 5,631 (2.7%) Asian, 96 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 8,526 (4.1%) from some other race, and 5,223 (2.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24,738 (12.0%) of the population. The district had 147,113 registered voters as of December 31, 2016, of whom 69,530 (47.3%) were registered as unaffiliated, 45,054 (30.6%) were registered as Democrats, 31,942 (21.7%) were registered as Republicans, and 587 (0.4%) were registered to other parties.

Political representation

The district is represented for the 2016–2017 Legislative Session (Senate, General Assembly) in the State Senate by Jennifer Beck (R, Red Bank) and in the General Assembly by Joann Downey (D, Freehold Township) and Eric Houghtaling (D, Neptune Township).


In the interim period between the 1964 Supreme Court decision Reynolds v. Sims which required the creation of state legislature districts to be made as equal in population as possible, and the 1973 creation of the 40-district map, the 11th District consisted of all of Essex County. Because of its large population, the 11th Senate District elected multiple people to the State Senate at-large. It was further divided into six Assembly districts in 1967 and 1969, and five in 1971; in all cases, each district elected two people to serve in the General Assembly.

The members elected to the Senate from this district are as follows:

The members elected to the General Assembly from the 11th Senate District are as follows:

District composition since 1973

When the 40-district state legislature apportionment was created in 1973, the 11th District consisted of central Monmouth County suburban townships including Freehold (and the borough of the same name), Howell, Colts Neck, Manalapan, Marlboro, Holmdel, and Hazlet with a spur from Tinton Falls (then called New Shrewsbury) to Sea Bright, and continuing up the Atlantic coastline to Highlands and Atlantic Highlands. In the 1981 redistricting, the district hugged the Monmouth County municipalities along the coastline from Manasquan to Atlantic Highlands inclusive of other inland townships and boroughs including Wall Township, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, and Oceanport. The 1990s iteration of the district remained largely the same with the exception of coastline municipalities south of South Belmar shifting to the 10th and the addition of Eatontown, Fair Haven, Rumson, and West Long Branch. Following the 2001 redistricting, most of the boroughs shifted to the 10th in the 1991 redistricting returned to the 11th (with the exception of Manasquan) while Fair Haven and Oceanport were shifted to the 12th.


11th Legislative District (New Jersey) Wikipedia

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