New Jersey's 8th Congressional District
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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
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2018)764,837
Median income$65,465[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[2]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Albio Sires, who has served in Congress since November 2006. The district is majority Hispanic and includes some of the most urban areas of New Jersey, including parts of Newark and Jersey City, as well as Elizabeth.

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th 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; also 10th)

Hudson County:

Bayonne (part; also 10th), East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City (part; also 10th), Kearny (part; also 9th), North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York

Union County:

Elizabeth

Recent election results in presidential races

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

Member
(District Home)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1893
John T. Dunn (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
John T. Dunn
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd [data unknown/missing] 1893-1895
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
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
1895-1903
Union, Essex (except East Orange and parts of Newark), and parts of Hudson (Bayonne)
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William H. Wiley
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[data unknown/missing] 1903-1913
parts of Essex (East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark and South Orange)
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Le Gage Pratt
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1909
60th [data unknown/missing]
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William H. Wiley
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1911
61st [data unknown/missing]
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Walter I. McCoy
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Eugene F. Kinkead
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
February 4, 1915
63rd Redistricted from the 9th district.
Resigned to become Sheriff of Hudson County
1903-1933
parts of Essex and Hudson (Bayonne, East Newark, Harrison, Kearney)
Vacant February 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1915
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Edward W. Gray
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
[data unknown/missing]
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Cornelius A. McGlennon
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1921
66th [data unknown/missing]
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Herbert W. Taylor
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1923
67th [data unknown/missing]
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Frank J. McNulty
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
68th [data unknown/missing]
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Herbert W. Taylor
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1927
69th [data unknown/missing]
Paul J. Moore
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1927 -
March 3, 1929
70th [data unknown/missing]
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Fred A. Hartley Jr.
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1929 -
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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George N. Seger
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1933 -
August 26, 1940
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died.
1933-1963
Passaic (except Ringwood and West Milford)
Vacant August 26, 1940 -
January 3, 1941
76th
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Gordon Canfield
(Paterson)
Republican January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1961
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles S. Joelson
(Paterson)
Democratic January 3, 1961 -
September 4, 1969
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become judge of Superior Court of New Jersey.
1963-1973
Passaic
Vacant September 4, 1969 -
November 4, 1969
91st
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Robert A. Roe
(Wayne)
Democratic November 4, 1969 -
January 3, 1993
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Joelson's term.
[data unknown/missing]
1973-1983
Passaic (except Little Falls and West Paterson)
1973-1985
parts of Bergen, Morris, and Passaic
1985-1993
southern Passaic and parts of Bergen, Essex, and Morris
Herbert Klein.jpg
Herb Klein
(Clifton)
Democratic January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
103rd [data unknown/missing] 1993-2003
southern Passaic and parts of Essex
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William J. Martini
(Clifton)
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 1997
104th [data unknown/missing]
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Bill Pascrell
(Paterson)
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 2013
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
2003-2013
southern Passaic and parts of Essex
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Albio Sires
(West New York)
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 13th district.
[data unknown/missing]
2013-present
parts of Bergen (Fairview), Essex (Belleville and part of Newark), Hudson, and Union (Elizabeth)
New Jersey's 8th congressional district (2013).svg

References

  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 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.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present

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


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