Joshua S. Gottheimer (/ˈɡɒthaɪmər/; born March 8, 1975) is an American lawyer, writer, and public policy adviser serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district. The district includes a swath of exurban and rural territory west of New York City. Gottheimer was active in the Democratic Party as a speechwriter for Bill Clinton and as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Wesley Clark, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. He has also worked for Burson-Marsteller, the Federal Communications Commission, Ford Motor Company, and Microsoft. On November 8, 2016, he defeated incumbent Republican Scott Garrett in the congressional race for New Jersey's 5th District. On November 6, 2018, Gottheimer defeated his Republican challenger John McCann with 56.2 percent of the vote. Due to his ability to raise money for campaigns, he has been branded the "Human Fundraising Machine" by some news publications.