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New Jersey's 8th congressional district
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Current Representative Bill Pascrell (D)
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income $51,954
Ethnicity 63.5% White, 13.4% Black, 5.3% Asian, 25.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 3.9% other
Cook PVI D+10

New Jersey's Eighth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Bill Pascrell.

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Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all, or portions of 2 counties and 21 municipalities.

Essex County:

Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Livingston (part), Maplewood (part), Montclair (part), Nutley , South Orange (part), Verona, West Orange (part)

Passaic County:

Clifton, Haledon, Little Falls, North Haledon (part), Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson)

2008 Candidates:

Roland Straten is the Republican challenger in the November election.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 63 - 36%
2004 President Kerry 59 - 41%
2000 President Gore 60 - 37%

Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created March 4, 1893
John T. Dunn Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Charles N. Fowler Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to the 5th district
William H. Wiley Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Le Gage Pratt Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
William H. Wiley Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Walter I. McCoy Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to the 9th district
Eugene F. Kinkead Democratic March 4, 1913 – February 4, 1915 redistricted from the 9th district, resigned to become Sheriff of Hudson County
Vacant February 4, 1915 – March 3, 1915
Edward W. Gray Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Cornelius A. McGlennon Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Herbert W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Frank J. McNulty Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Herbert W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Paul J. Moore Democratic March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
Fred A. Hartley, Jr. Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to the 10th district
George N. Seger Republican March 4, 1933 – August 26, 1940 redistricted from the 7th district, died
Vacant August 26, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Gordon Canfield Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1961
Charles S. Joelson Democratic January 3, 1961 – September 4, 1969 resigned to become judge of Superior Court of New Jersey
Vacant September 4, 1969 – November 4, 1969
Robert A. Roe Democratic November 4, 1969 – January 3, 1993
Herb Klein Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
William J. Martini Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
William J. Pascrell, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1997 – Present

References

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