New York's 8th congressional district

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New York's 8th congressional district
New York 's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Hakeem Jeffries (DBrooklyn)
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New York's Eighth Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives is in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Its current representative is Hakeem Jeffries.

The majority of the 8th district's residents are African-Americans. The district's configuration changed upon the decennial redistricting prior to the 2012 election. Traditionally, it had covered much of the west side of Manhattan and western coastal sections of Brooklyn. With the new district boundaries, the district encompasses African-American and Caribbean-American Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York and Ocean Hill, East Flatbush, along with Howard Beach, Marine Park and Mill Basin and mixed neighborhoods like Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Ozone Park, and Coney Island.[1]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 77 - 17%
1996 President Clinton 77 - 16%
2000 President Gore 74 - 18%
2004 President Kerry 72 - 27%
2008 President Obama 74 - 26%

2012 election[edit]

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. [2] Jeffries won the primary and ultimately the general election.[3][4]

Components: Past and Present[edit]

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

List of representatives[edit]

1793–1833: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created 1793
No image.svg Henry Glen Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
4
5
6
Kiliaen K Van Rensselaer Semirestored.png Killian K. Van Rensselaer Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7 Redistricted to 9th district
Henry Walter Livingston.jpg Henry W. Livingston Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
9
No image.svg James I. Van Alen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11 Redistricted from 11th district
No image.svg Benjamin Pond Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel Sherwood Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1815 –
December 26, 1815
14 Credentials had been issued for John Adams (Fed.), but Adams did not take or claim the seat, see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1814
'Portrait of General Erastus Root' by Rembrandt Peale, High Museum.JPG Erastus Root Democratic-Republican December 26, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Successfully contested election of John Adams
No image.svg Dorrance Kirtland Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Robert Clark Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
17 The United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821 were held in April, after the congressional term had already begun. It is not clear when the Result was announced or the credentials were issued.
No image.svg Richard McCarty Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Strong Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19
20
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21
No image.svg John King Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1833–1843: Two seats[edit]

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
23 March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
John Adams (New York).jpg John Adams Jacksonian Elected in 1832 Aaron Vanderpoel.jpg Aaron Vanderpoel Jacksonian Elected in 1832
24 March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
No image.svg Valentine Efner Jacksonian Elected in 1834 Re-elected in 1834

Lost re-election
25 March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Zadock Pratt clean.jpg Zadock Pratt Democratic Elected in 1836

Retired
No image.svg Robert McClellan Democratic Elected in 1836
26 March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
No image.svg John Ely Democratic Elected in 1838 Aaron Vanderpoel.jpg Aaron Vanderpoel Democratic Elected in 1838

Retired
27 March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
No image.svg Jacob Houck, Jr. Democratic Elected in 1840 No image.svg Robert McClellan Democratic Elected in 1840

1843 – present: One seat[edit]

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 Note
No image.svg Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from 5th district
No image.svg William W. Woodworth Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Cornelius Warren Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ransom Halloway.jpg Ransom Halloway Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gilbert Dean.jpg Gilbert Dean Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to 12th district
Francis B. Cutting.jpg Francis B. Cutting Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Abram Wakeman.jpg Abram Wakeman Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Horace Clark.jpg Horace F. Clark Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Isaac C. Delaplaine Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JamesBrooks.jpg James Brooks Democratic March 4, 1863 –
April 7, 1866
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
WilliamEDodge.jpg William E. Dodge Republican April 7, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Successfully contested election of James Brooks to 39th Congress
JamesBrooks.jpg James Brooks Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 6th district
No image.svg John D. Lawson Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Elijah Ward - Brady-Handy.jpg Elijah Ward Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anson G. McCook - Brady-Handy.jpg Anson G. McCook Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John J. Adams Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted from 7th district
SSCox.jpg Samuel S. Cox Democratic March 4, 1885 –
May 20, 1885
Resigned to become Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Empire
Vacant May 20, 1885 –
November 3, 1885
Timothy J. Campbell.jpg Timothy J. Campbell Democratic November 3, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Henry McCarthy.jpg John H. McCarthy Democratic March 4, 1889 –
January 14, 1891
Resigned to become Justice of the City Court of New York City
Vacant January 14, 1891 –
March 4, 1891
Timothy J. Campbell.jpg Timothy J. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edward J. Dunphy.jpg Edward J. Dunphy Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Redistricted from 7th district
James Joseph Walsh.jpg James J. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1895 –
June 2, 1896
Unseated in contested election
John Murry Mitchell.jpg John M. Mitchell Republican June 2, 1896 –
March 3, 1899
Successfully contested election of James J. Walsh
Daniel J. Rioridan, 1912 bw photo portrait.jpg Daniel J. Riordan Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas J. Creamer.jpg Thomas J. Creamer Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
TimothySullivan.jpg Timothy D. Sullivan Democratic March 4, 1903 –
July 27, 1906
Resigned
Vacant July 27, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
Daniel J. Rioridan, 1912 bw photo portrait.jpg Daniel J. Riordan Democratic November 6, 1906 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 11th district
Daniel J Griffin.jpg Daniel J. Griffin Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 31, 1917
Resigned on election as sheriff of Kings County
Vacant January 1, 1918 –
March 5, 1918
William E. Cleary.jpg William E. Cleary Democratic March 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles G. Bond.jpg Charles G. Bond Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William E. Cleary.jpg William E. Cleary Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Patrick J. Carley.jpg Patrick J. Carley Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard J. Tonry.jpg Richard J. Tonry Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Donald L O'Toole.jpg Donald L. O'Toole Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 13th district
Joseph L. Pfeifer.jpg Joseph L. Pfeifer Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Redistricted from 3rd district
Victor Anfuso.jpg Victor Anfuso Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Retired
Louis B. Heller.jpg Louis B. Heller Democratic January 3, 1953 –
July 21, 1954
Redistricted from 7th district
Resigned
Vacant July 22, 1954 –
January 2, 1955
Victor Anfuso.jpg Victor Anfuso Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Retired to run for New York Supreme Court
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.jpg Benjamin Rosenthal Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted from 6th district
Redistricted to 7th district
James H Scheuer.jpg James H. Scheuer Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from 11th district
Retired
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Jerrold Nadler Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from 17th district
Redistricted to 10th district
Hakeem Jeffries official photo.jpg Hakeem Jeffries Democratic January 3, 2013 –

Recent election results[edit]

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[5]
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. You can help!]

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
Republican Alan Bellone
Green Colin Beavan

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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