Republican congressman applauds constituent's efforts that helped get him re-elected.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I am writing to thank the voters of the 11th Congressional District for supporting my re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. I am pleased now to represent many new constituents in Essex, Passaic and Sussex Counties in January. My heart goes out to those who are in need and to so many who were able to vote Tuesday and keep their community and America strong, despite incredible obstacles. Our focus in Congress continues to be jobs and the economy, getting people back to work, government “out of their way,” lowering taxes, and creating a climate where small businesses can survive and flourish. That effort needs to be bipartisan. I am grateful to the voters of the new 11th Congressional District who have allowed me to continue …
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated former Roseland mayor, Democrat John Arvanites.
Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen will return to Congress for his 10th term following an Election Day win over Democratic challenger John Arvanites. Frelinghuysen, who represents the 11th Congressional District representing Essex County towns including Nutley, Bloomfield, Montclair, the Caldwells, West Orange and Livingston, beat Arvanites, who is the former mayor of Roseland. Frelinghuysen narrowly lost Essex County, earning 32,699 votes to his opponent's 34,008, or garnering 48 percent of the vote to Arvanites 50 percent of the vote. In a press release issued shortly after his victory, Frelinghuysen thanked voters for sending him back to Washington. “My victory tonight, like all who stood for election today, is tempered by the …