|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
November 4, 2014
|Preceded by||Rob Andrews|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 5th district
January 19, 2010 – November 12, 2014
|Preceded by||Dana L. Redd|
|Succeeded by||Nilsa Cruz-Perez|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 5th district|
January 12, 2010 – January 19, 2010
|Preceded by||Joseph J. Roberts, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Gilbert L. Wilson|
December 13, 1958 |
Pennsauken, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Camden, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Camden County College (A.S.)|
|Occupation||Assistant Business Manager
IBEW Local 351
Donald W. Norcross (born December 13, 1958) is the current U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district, serving since 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party and an American labor leader. He won the seat in 2014 following the resignation of Rob Andrews. Prior to his service in the House, he represented the 5th District in the New Jersey Senate from 2010 to 2014.
Norcross was born in 1958 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, the son of George E. Norcross, Jr. He and his three brothers were raised in Pennsauken Township. He graduated from Camden County College with a degree in criminal justice.
Norcross is married to Andrea Doran, an echocardiographer. They have three children. His brother George Norcross is a New Jersey Democratic leader and businessman. He has another brother, John Norcross, who is a psychologist, author, and professor at the University of Scranton.
In 1980, he served as an apprentice in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, eventually becoming assistant business manager of the IBEW Local 351. A former president of the Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council, Norcross served as president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for 16 years.
Norcross and his running mate, Camden City Council President Angel Fuentes, were elected to the Assembly in 2009 after Democratic incumbents Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Joseph J. Roberts both retired. Shortly thereafter, Norcross was appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Dana Redd who was elected as Mayor of Camden. Norcross won the Senate special election in 2010 to finish out the term, then was re-elected to the New Jersey Senate in 2011 and 2013.
U.S. House of Representatives
Norcross announced his candidacy February 5, and within a week, he was endorsed by every New Jersey congressional Democrat, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, General Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Mayor of Camden Dana Redd, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, and former Governor Jim Florio.
Norcross was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner on November 12, 2014, having been elected in a special election to serve as representative of New Jersey's 1st Congressional District, and was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office.
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on the Budget
|New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|
|Democratic||Donald W. Norcross (incumbent)||17,712||56.8|
|New Jersey State Senate Special elections, 2010|
|Democratic||Donald W. Norcross (incumbent)||28,801||65.7|
|Republican||Harry E. Trout||15,041||34.3|
- Religion: Lutheran per biodata, ccbq.capwiz.com; accessed December 1, 2014.
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- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2012.
-  "New Jersey Senate, (retrieved on 12/12/11).
- Congressman Donald Norcross official U.S. House site
- Donald Norcross for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|New Jersey Senate|
|New Jersey State Senator - District 5
January 19, 2010 - present
|New Jersey General Assembly|
Joseph J. Roberts
|New Jersey State Assemblyman - District 5
January 12, 2010 - January 19, 2010
Gilbert "Whip" Wilson
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district
November 4, 2014 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority