New Jersey's 4th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Chris Smith. Smith was challenged in 2006 by Democrat Carol Gay in the November general election. Smith won the race by a 66%-33% margin in 2006.
Smith declined to be interviewed for the Better Know A District segment of the Colbert Report; his Democratic challenger, Carol Gay, took up the offer instead, and appeared on the episode which first aired on October 12, 2006, and highlighted the district and the candidate.
Counties and municipalities in the district
For the 108th
and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census
), the district contains all or portions of 4 counties and 40 municipalities.
- Bordentown Township, Bordentown, Burlington Township, Burlington, Chesterfield Township, Eastampton Township, Fieldsboro, Florence Township, Mansfield Township, North Hanover Township, Springfield Township, Westampton Township, Wrightstown (part)
- East Windsor Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Robbinsville Township (known as Washington Township until 2007), Trenton (part)
- Allentown, Brielle, Colts Neck Township, Farmingdale, Howell Township, Manasquan, Millstone Township, Roosevelt, Spring Lake Heights (part), Freehold Township (part), Upper Freehold Township, Wall Township
- Bay Head, Brick Township, Jackson Township, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Manchester Township, Mantoloking, Plumsted Township, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant