Marge Roukema

Margaret Scafati "Marge " Roukema ( born September 19, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American politician. Between 1981 and 2003, she represented the state of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Marge Roukema visited until 1947, the West Orange High School and thereafter until 1953, the Montclair State College. She then worked as a teacher. In the years 1970 to 1973 she was Vice President of the Education Committee of the city of Ridgewood. In 1975, she studied at Rutgers College in New Brunswick.

Politically, Roukema joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1980, it was the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they succeeded the previously defeated their Democrat Andrew Maguire on January 3, 1981. After ten elections she was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2003 eleven legislative periods. Since 1983, she represented the successor of Millicent Fenwick the fifth district of their state. In Congress, she was considered a moderate Republican. In her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 fell. In 2002, she gave up another candidacy. Successor was significantly more conservative Scott Garrett, who was their previously inferior to twice in the Republican Primary.