New Jersey's 8th congressional district

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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 (2019)766,357
Median household
income
$65,658[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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Results
2000 Gore 60 - 37%
2004 Kerry 59 - 41%
2008 Obama 63 - 36%
2012 Obama 78 - 21%
2016 Clinton 76 - 21%
2020 Biden 73 - 25%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member
(District Home)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1893
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John T. Dunn
(Elizabeth)
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
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
(Elizabeth)
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
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
(East Orange)
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
1903–1913
Parts of Essex (East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark and South Orange)
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Le Gage Pratt
(East Orange)
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
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William H. Wiley
(East Orange)
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
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Walter I. McCoy
(South Orange)
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Eugene F. Kinkead
(Jersey City)
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1915
63rd Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1912.
Retired and 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
(Jersey City)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
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Cornelius A. McGlennon
(East Newark)
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
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Herbert W. Taylor
(Newark)
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Lost renomination.
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Frank J. McNulty
(Newark)
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
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Herbert W. Taylor
(Newark)
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Elected in 1924.
Lost re-election.
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Paul J. Moore
(Newark)
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected in 1926.
Lost re-election.
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Fred A. Hartley Jr.
(Kearny)
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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George N. Seger
(Passaic)
Republican March 4, 1933 –
August 26, 1940
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
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
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired.
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Charles S. Joelson
(Paterson)
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
September 4, 1969
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
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.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
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
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Herb Klein
(Clifton)
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Elected in 1992.
Lost re-election.
1993–2003
southern Passaic and parts of Essex
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William J. Martini
(Clifton)
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th Elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
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Bill Pascrell
(Paterson)
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2013
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
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
117th
Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–present
parts of Bergen (Fairview), Essex (Belleville and part of Newark), Hudson, and Union (Elizabeth)
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Recent election results[edit]

2012[edit]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 130,857 78.8
Republican Maria Karczewski 31,767 19.1
Independent Herbert Shaw 1,841 1.1
Independent Stephen Deluca 1,710 1.0
Total votes 166,175 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 61,510 77.4
Republican Jude Anthony Tiscornia 15,141 19.0
Independent Herbert H. Shaw 1,192 1.5
Independent Pablo Olivera 1,022 1.3
Independent Robert Thorne 653 0.8
Total votes 79,518 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 134,733 77.0
Republican Agha Khan 32,337 18.5
Independent Pablo Olivera 4,381 2.5
Libertarian Dan Delaney 3,438 2.0
Total votes 174,889 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 119,881 78.1
Republican John R. Muniz 28,752 18.7
Independent Mahmoud Mahmoud 3,658 2.4
Libertarian Dan Delaney 1,191 0.8
Total votes 153,455 100.0
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

New Jersey's 8th congressional district, 2020[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 176,758 74.0
Republican Jason Mushnick 58,686 24.6
Libertarian Dan Delaney 3,329 1.4
Total votes 238,773 100.0
Democratic hold

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. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. November 6, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. December 2, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Election Information" (PDF). NJ Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Official General Election Results: U.S. House of Representatives" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. Retrieved December 7, 2020.

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