E. Scott Garrett

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E. Scott Garrett ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Scott Garrett currently serves the 5th Congressional district of New Jersey

E. Scott Garrett, a Republican, has represented the Fifth Congressional District of District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003 (map).


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Iraq War

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Garrett was born July 9, 1959 in Englewood, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University in 1981 and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Camden in 1984.

Prior to being elected to the House, Garrett served in the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1990 to 2002 representing the 24th legislative district, covering all of Sussex County and several municipalities in Morris and Hunterdon counties.

Congressional career

He made two previous runs for the 5th District seat in the Republican primary, but was defeated each time by longtime incumbent Marge Roukema. When Roukema decided not to seek a 12th term in 2002, Garrett ran for and won the Republican nomination despite Roukema endorsing his major opponent. He faced Anne Sumers, a former Republican turned Democrat, in the general election. Sumers' chances decreased significantly after she made several ill-advised comments about the U.S.-Taliban conflict on an Internet message board, and Garrett won in a rout. He was reelected almost as easily in 2004 with 58% of the vote. He declined to debate Anne Wolfe, his Democratic opponent, several times.

Garrett is one of the most conservative Republicans to represent New Jersey in Congress in a long time. He has the highest rating from the American Conservative Union of any congressman from the Northeast, at a perfect 100.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Paul Aronsohn to face Garrett in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Garrett retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2006 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Elliott Management$ 47,800
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co$ 17,500
Sidley Austin LLP$ 17,300
NorPAC$ 15,200
GFI Group$ 14,500
Credit Suisse Group$ 13,300
Charles Schwab Corp$ 13,000
KPMG LLP$ 13,000
Annaly Capital Management$ 12,800
New York Life Insurance$ 12,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for E. Scott Garrett
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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Committees and Affiliations


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Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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Wikipedia also has an article on E. Scott Garrett. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
1318 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4465
Fax: 202-225-9048
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District Office- Newton:
93 Main Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: 973-300-2000
Fax: 973-300-1051

District Office- Paramus:
210 Route 4 East, Suite 206
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-712-0330
Fax: 201-712-0930

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