New Jersey's 8th congressional district

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 (2017)777,484
Median income$59,257[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[2]

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

The Paterson-based district from 2003 to 2013

Counties and municipalities in the district[edit]

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 Election[edit]

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 races[edit]

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 district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
District Home Electoral history Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1893
John T. Dunn Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [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)
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Charles N. Fowler
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[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)
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William H. Wiley
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[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
60th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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William H. Wiley
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Walter I. McCoy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Eugene F. Kinkead
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1915
63rd [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
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Edward W. Gray
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Cornelius A. McGlennon
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Herbert W. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Frank J. McNulty
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Herbert W. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul J. Moore Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Fred A. Hartley Jr.
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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George N. Seger
Republican March 4, 1933 –
August 26, 1940
73rd
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died.
Passaic (except Ringwood and West Milford)
Vacant August 26, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
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Gordon Canfield
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Paterson [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles S. Joelson
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
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
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Robert A. Roe
Democratic November 4, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
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
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Herb Klein
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Clifton [Data unknown/missing.] southern Passaic and parts of Essex
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William J. Martini
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th Clifton [Data unknown/missing.]
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Bill Pascrell
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Paterson [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
January 3, 2003 –

January 3, 2013

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southern Passaic and parts of Essex

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Albio Sires
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
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)

Living former members of the House[edit]

As of January 2019, there are three living former members. The most recent representative to die was Robert A. Roe (served 1969–1993) on July 15, 2014.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Herbert Klein 1993–1995 (1930-06-24) June 24, 1930 (age 89)
William J. Martini 1995–1997 (1947-02-10) February 10, 1947 (age 72)
Bill Pascrell 1997–2013 (1937-01-25) January 25, 1937 (age 82)

References[edit]

  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