US House, NJ-05

Josh Gottheimer


  • Strong advocate for clean water, coasts, and air
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Holding this seat in New Jersey will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, paving the way for climate action
  • Has had more amendments considered on the House floor than nearly any other Member of Congress.

Candidate Background

Representative Josh Gottheimer is running for a fifth term to represent New Jersey’s 5th congressional district. Gottheimer previously served in the private sector as a Microsoft executive and as a speechwriter for President Clinton. He is committed to protecting New Jersey’s water, coasts and  air, and to addressing the climate crisis. Gottheimer played a key role in helping craft and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill — the greatest infrastructure investment in a century. For New Jersey, this bipartisan bill will help build the new Gateway Train Tunnel, fix crumbling roads, bridges, rail, and NJ Transit, fight climate change, invest in ports, expand broadband access to the unconnected, get lead out of drinking water, address supply chain issues, create jobs, and boost our local economy. In Congress, Gottheimer will continue to fight for clean drinking water and resources for our local communities to acquire proper water treatment technologies and replace older lead pipes. Representative Gottheimer has earned a 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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