Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. He was first elected in November 2016.
He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and co-chairs the Problem Solvers Caucus, where he works to bring a group of 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans together across party lines to find areas of agreement on key issues.
Rep. Gottheimer was raised in North Caldwell, NJ, the son of a preschool teacher and a small business owner. He graduated from West Essex High School before attending the University of Pennsylvania, later becoming a Thouron Fellow at Oxford, and then paid his way through Harvard Law School.
H, he went on to work in the Clinton White House as one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history, helping draft two State of the Union addresses.
After leaving the White House, Gottheimer worked at the Ford Motor Company, where he helped rebuild the iconic auto company’s image and worked on the first American hybrid. He was also a senior advisor to the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and published the book Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches.
He has also served as senior counselor to the chairman at the Federal Communications Commission and worked Microsoft as General Manager for corporate strategy,
He lives in Wyckoff, NJ, with his wife and their two young children, Ellie and Ben.
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