Rodney Frelinghuysen

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Rodney Frelinghuysen currently serves the 11th Congressional district of New Jersey

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, a Republican, has represented the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995 (map).

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Frelinghuysen voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Frelinguysen v. Ficus

In 2000, satirist Michael Moore ran a Ficus tree against Congressman Frelinghuysen for his program The Awful Truth. [1]

Moore was trying to make a general point that "Most [congress members] run unopposed in their primaries and 95% are re-elected every time in the general election." Ficus was entered in "more than twenty other Congressional districts around the country where the incumbent faces little or no opposition."[2]

Moore targeted Frelinguysen becuase "We think it's time to point out to the Frelinghuysen Family that we live in a democracy, not a dynasty. If no credible human out of the district's 500,000 voters was willing to step forward and challenge Mr. Frelinghuysen, at least the voters now have a houseplant to give them a real choice on June 6."[3]


Frelinghuysen was born April 29, 1946 in New York City. He is the son of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen II, great-great grandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen, who each represented New Jersey in Congress. After graduating from Hobart College in 1969, Frelinghuysen served in the United States Army until 1971. After his military service, Frelinghuysen worked for the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders until he was elected to serve as a freeholder in 1974.

In 1983, Frelinghuysen stepped down from his seat as a freeholder to take a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature), a position he would hold until elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994.

Congressional career

Frelinghuysen is known as a moderate Republican.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Tom Wyka to face Frelinghuysen in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Frelinghuysen retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


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

Coalitions and Caucuses

Political Action Committee

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More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Rodney Frelinghuysen. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
2442 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3011
Phone: 202-225-5034
Fax: 202-225-3186
Email: Rodney.Frelinghuysen AT
Web Email

District Office- Morristown:
30 Schuyler Place, Second Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-984-0711
Fax: 973-292-1569

Articles and Resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Board, Friends of the National Arboretum, accessed January 28, 2011.

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Republican Main Street Partnership, The Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans for Choice, Republicans For Environmental Protection
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Defense, House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
New Jersey General Assembly, Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Chair, Morris County Freeholders, Morris County Federal Aid Coordinator
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District Offices:
1. 30 Schuyler Place, Second Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-984-0711 / Fax: 973-292-1569

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Date of Birth: April 29, 1946