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Steve Rothman

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Steve Rothman
U.S. Representative – NJ-09
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 1997

Preceded by Robert Torricelli
Born October 14, 1952
Spouse Jennifer Beckenstein
Religion Jewish

Steve Rothman is a Democratic congressman representing the 9th district of New Jersey. He was first elected to Congress in 1996, before that he was the mayor of Englewood, NJ.


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Rothman attended Washington University Law School. Before being elected into congress, Rothman served as Mayor of Englewood for two terms (1983–1989), a Bergen County Surrogate Court Judge (1993–1996), and practiced law as a private attorney while providing free legal services to the poor, disabled, and elderly (1978–1993). Rothman now lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Rothman strongly opposes President George W. Bush's tax-cut plans, his health care issues, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling plan, and various other Republican Party and Bush Administration backed plans.

Rothman is an attorney, and he has also served as a Surrogate Court Judge. On August 18, 2006, Rothman married Jennifer Beckenstein, the community affairs coordinator at the Center for Food Action in Englewood, New Jersey. The couple met through JDate, an online dating website for Jewish singles.[1] Between them, Rothman and Beckenstein have 5 children and two dogs, who plan to live in Rothman's home, which is being expanded to accommodate the blended family.[2]



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This page was last modified 11:38, 1 March 2008 by dKosopedia user DrDebug. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Corncam. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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