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New Jersey's 8th congressional district

New Jersey's Eighth Congressional District is a United States congressional district currently represented by Democrat Albio Sires.

New Jersey's 8th congressional district
New Jersey's 8th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
  Albio Sires
DWest New York
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2000)647,258
Median income$59,257[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[2]
The Paterson-based district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

Counties and municipalities in the districtEdit

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the congressional district contains portions of four counties and 15 municipalities.[3][4]

Bergen County:

Fairview

Essex County:

Belleville and Newark (part)

Hudson County:

Bayonne (part), East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City (part), Kearny (part), North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York

Union County:

Elizabeth

2016 ElectionEdit

The following candidates will be running for U.S. Representative:[5]

Candidate Party
Albio Sires (Incumbent) Democratic
Agha Khan Republican
Dan Delaney Libertarian
Pablo Olivera Independent

Recent election results in presidential racesEdit

Year Results
2000 Gore 60 - 37%
2004 Kerry 59 - 41%
2008 Obama 63 - 36%
2012 Obama 78 - 21%
2016 Clinton 76 - 21.5%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years District Home Electoral history Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1893
John T. Dunn Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] Union and parts of Essex (East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, South Orange, and parts of Newark) and Hudson (Bayonne)
 
Charles N. Fowler
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Union, Essex (except East Orange and parts of Newark), and parts of Hudson (Bayonne)
 
William H. Wiley
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.] parts of Essex (East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark and South Orange)
Le Gage Pratt Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William H. Wiley
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Walter I. McCoy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Eugene F. Kinkead
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 9th district.
Resigned to become Sheriff of Hudson County
parts of Essex and Hudson (Bayonne, East Newark, Harrison, Kearney)
Vacant February 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1915
 
Edward W. Gray
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Cornelius A. McGlennon
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Herbert W. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank J. McNulty
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Herbert W. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul J. Moore Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Fred A. Hartley Jr.
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
George N. Seger
Republican March 4, 1933 –
August 26, 1940
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died.
Passaic (except Ringwood and West Milford)
Vacant August 26, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
 
Gordon Canfield
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
Paterson [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles S. Joelson
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
Paterson [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become judge of Superior Court of New Jersey.
January 3, 1967 –
September 4, 1969
Passaic.
Vacant September 4, 1969 –
November 4, 1969
 
Robert A. Roe
Democratic November 4, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
Wayne [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 —

January 3, 1983

Passaic (except Little Falls and West Paterson)
January 3, 1983 –

January 3, 1985

parts of Bergen, Morris, and Passaic.
January 3, 1985 –

January 3, 1993

southern Passaic and parts of Bergen, Essex, and Morris
 
Herb Klein
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Clifton [Data unknown/missing.] southern Passaic and parts of Essex
 
William J. Martini
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Clifton [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bill Pascrell
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Paterson [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
January 3, 2003 –

January 3, 2013

 

southern Passaic and parts of Essex

 
Albio Sires
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
West New York Redistricted from the 13th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
parts of Bergen (Fairview), Essex (Belleville and part of Newark), Hudson, and Union (Elizabeth)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=34&cd=08
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Our District, Albio Sires. Accessed November 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "2016 New Jersey Elections, Primary, Candidates, Races and Voting". www.uselections.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.

Coordinates: 40°53′N 74°15′W / 40.88°N 74.25°W / 40.88; -74.25