Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) will be locating his district office in Somerville.
This will be the first congressional office in Somerville since 1984, when Rep. Jim Courter (R-Allamuchy) moved out after a panel of federal judges redraw his district. Courter had taken over the 41 N. Bridge Street office that Rep. Millicent Fenwick (R-Bernardsville) had occupied for eight years.
Malinowski will move into his new office at 75-77 N. Bridge Street after construction to include Americans for Disabilities Act enhancements. In the meantime, the freshman 7th district congressman will operate out of temporary space at 58 E. Main Street.
The building was once owned by William Ozzard, a former Republican State Senator from Somerset County who sought the 1969 GOP nomination for governor.
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), who represented the 7th for ten years until Malinowski unseated him in the 2018 election, had district offices located in Flemington and Westfield.