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New York's 8th congressional district

New York's Eighth Congressional District for the US House of Representatives is in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Its current representative is Hakeem Jeffries.

New York's 8th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Hakeem Jeffries
DBrooklyn
Median income$52,956[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+36[2]

From 1993 to 2013, the district covered much of the west side of Manhattan and western coastal sections of Brooklyn. However, after decennial redistricting, it was redrawn to take in much of the territory previously in the 10th District. It now encompasses majority African-American and Caribbean-American Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York, Ocean Hill, Spring Creek, and East Flatbush; the mostly white neighborhoods of Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Howard Beach, Marine Park, and Mill Basin; and mixed neighborhoods like Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Ozone Park, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island.[3] Most of the old 8th was renumbered as the 10th.

Contents

VotingEdit

2012 electionEdit

The state's congressional districts had been redrawn in a manner which puts much of the territory of the old 10th Congressional district into the new 8th Congressional district. The election had a few competitors for what was then an open seat, with the 10th incumbent congressman Edolphus Towns retiring. State assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries faced off against New York City councilor Charles Barron.[4] Jeffries won the primary and ultimately the general election.[5][6]

Components: Past and PresentEdit

1913-1963:

Parts of Brooklyn

1963-1983:

Parts of Queens

1983-1993:

Parts of Bronx, Nassau, Queens

1993–2013:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan

2013–present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Queens

Various New York districts have been numbered "8" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the districtEdit

1793–1833: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
Henry Glen Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Lost re-election.
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
4th
5th
6th
 
Killian K. Van Rensselaer
Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Henry W. Livingston
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
[Data unknown/missing.]
9th
James I. Van Alen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
John Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1808.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Pond Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Sherwood
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1815 –
December 26, 1815
14th Credentials had been issued for John Adams (Fed.), but Adams did not take or claim the seat, see 1814 United States House of Representatives elections in New York.
 
Erastus Root
Democratic-Republican December 26, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Successfully contested Adams's election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Dorrance Kirtland Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Clark Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
17th Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
Richard McCarty Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Strong Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th [Data unknown/missing.]
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st
John King Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]

1833–1843: Two seatsEdit

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the District, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years   Seat A   Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
 
John Adams
Jacksonian Elected in 1832  
Aaron Vanderpoel
Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
24th March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Valentine Efner Jacksonian Elected in 1834. Re-elected in 1834.
Lost re-election.
25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
 
Zadock Pratt
Democratic Elected in 1836.
Retired.
Robert McClellan Democratic Elected in 1836
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
John Ely Democratic Elected in 1838  
Aaron Vanderpoel
Democratic Elected in 1838.
Retired.
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Jacob Houck Jr. Democratic Elected in 1840 Robert McClellan Democratic Elected in 1840

1843 – Present: One seatEdit

The 8th District was a Queens-based seat until the 1992 redistricting. At that time much of the old 8th District became the 5th District. The new 8th District was created by cobbling together portions of the Manhattan-based 17th District and the 13th District in Brooklyn.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from 5th district
William W. Woodworth Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Cornelius Warren Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ransom Halloway
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gilbert Dean
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 12th district
 
Francis B. Cutting
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Abram Wakeman
Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Horace F. Clark
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac C. Delaplaine Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Brooks
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
April 7, 1866
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William E. Dodge
Republican April 7, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Successfully contested election of James Brooks to 39th Congressth
 
James Brooks
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 6th district
John D. Lawson Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Elijah Ward
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anson G. McCook
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
John J. Adams Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted from 7th district
 
Samuel S. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
May 20, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Empire
Vacant May 20, 1885 –
November 3, 1885
 
Timothy J. Campbell
Democratic November 3, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. McCarthy
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
January 14, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Justice of the City Court of New York City
Vacant January 14, 1891 –
March 3, 1891
 
Timothy J. Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward J. Dunphy
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 7th district
 
James J. Walsh
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
June 2, 1896
Unseated in contested election
 
John M. Mitchell
Republican June 2, 1896 –
March 3, 1899
Successfully contested election of James J. Walsh
 
Daniel J. Riordan
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas J. Creamer
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Timothy D. Sullivan
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
July 27, 1906
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant July 27, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
 
Daniel J. Riordan
Democratic November 6, 1906 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 11th district
 
Daniel J. Griffin
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 31, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned on election as sheriff of Kings County
Vacant January 1, 1918 –
March 5, 1918
 
William E. Cleary
Democratic March 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles G. Bond
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William E. Cleary
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Patrick J. Carley
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard J. Tonry
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Donald L. O'Toole
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 13th district
 
Joseph L. Pfeifer
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Redistricted from 3rd district
 
Victor Anfuso
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Louis B. Heller
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
July 21, 1954
Redistricted from 7th district
Resigned.
Vacant July 22, 1954 –
January 2, 1955
 
Victor Anfuso
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for New York Supreme Court
 
Benjamin Rosenthal
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted from 6th district
Redistricted to 7th district
 
James H. Scheuer
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from 11th district
Retired.
 
Jerrold Nadler
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from 17th district
Redistricted to 10th district
 
Hakeem Jeffries
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election resultsEdit

In New York electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

U.S. House election, 1870: New York District 8[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James Brooks 12,845 53.0
Republican George Wilkes 7,149 29.5
Independent Julius Wadsworth 4,243 17.5
Majority 5,696 23.5
Turnout 24,237 100

[Data unknown/missing.]

U.S. House election, 1996: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 131,943 82.3
Republican Michael Benjamin 26,028 16.2
Conservative George A. Galip, Jr. 2,381 1.5
Majority 105,915 66.1
Turnout 160,352 100
U.S. House election, 1998: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 112,948 86.0 +3.7
Republican Theodore Howard 18,383 14.0 -2.2
Majority 94,565 72.0 +5.9
Turnout 131,331 100 -18.1
U.S. House election, 2000: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 150,273 81.2 -4.8
Republican Marian S. Henry 27,057 14.6 +0.6
Green Dan Wentzel 4,765 2.6 +2.6
Conservative Anthony A. LaBella 1,849 1.0 +1.0
Independence Harry Kresky 1,025 0.6 +0.6
Majority 123,216 66.6 -5.4
Turnout 184,969 100 +40.8
U.S. House election, 2002: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 81,002 76.1 -5.1
Republican Jim Farrin 19,674 18.5 +3.9
Conservative Alan Jay Gerber 3,361 3.2 +2.2
Green Dan Wentzel 1,918 1.8 -0.8
Libertarian Joseph Dobrain 526 0.5 +0.5
Majority 61,328 57.6 -9.0
Turnout 106,481 100 -42.4
U.S. House election, 2004: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 162,082 80.5 +4.4
Republican Peter Hort 39,240 19.5 +1.0
Majority 122,842 61.0 +3.4
Turnout 201,322 100 +89.1
U.S. House election, 2006: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 108,536 85.0 +4.5
Republican Eleanor Friedman 17,413 13.6 -5.9
Conservative Dennis E. Adornato 1,673 1.3 +1.3
Majority 91,123 71.4 +10.4
Turnout 127,622 100 -36.6
U.S. House election, 2008: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 160,775 80.5 -4.5
Republican Grace Lin 39,062 19.5 +5.9
Majority 121,713 61.0 -10.4
Turnout 199,837 100 +56.6
U.S. House election, 2010: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 98,839 75.5 -5.0
Republican Susan L. Kone 31,996 24.5 +5.0
Majority 66,843 51.0 -10.0
Turnout 130,835 100 -34.5
U.S. House election, 2012: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hakeem Jeffries 184,038 90.2 +14.7
Republican Alan Bellone 17,650 8.7 -15.9
Green Colin Beavan 2,441 1.2 +1.2
Majority 166,388 81.2 +31.2
U.S. House election, 2014: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hakeem Jeffries 77,255 92.1 +1.9
Conservative Alan Bellone 6,673 8.0 -0.7
Majority 70,582 84.1 +2.9

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=08
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2012/03/16/substantially-the-same-redistricting-maps-tell-a-different-story-than-cuomos/
  4. ^ http://www.amsterdamnews.com/opinion/the-people-s-republic-faces-a-great-challenge/article_e6379964-953e-11e1-92d0-0019bb2963f4.html
  5. ^ http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/congress/new-york
  6. ^ http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/
  7. ^ November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2029. Retrieved 2009-03-27.CS1 maint: others (link)

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