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New York's 8th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, New York District 08 map.PNG
Current Representative Jerrold Nadler (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $47,061
Ethnicity 74.6% White, 6.1% Black, 11.1% Asian, 11.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 2.0% other
Cook PVI D+22

New York's Eighth Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It is split into two sections. The northern portion of it includes most of Manhattan's Upper West Side, and continues south to include most parts of Hell's Kitchen, East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and Downtown Manhattan. The southern portion in Brooklyn includes parts of Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Seagate.

The current Representative from the Eighth District is Jerrold Nadler.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 74 - 18%
2004 President Kerry 72 - 27%
2008 President Obama 74 - 26%

Geography

Similar to other districts around the New York harbor, this district is not one solid landmass, but rather two separate ones that both border on the water. Such division is necessary due to the prevalence of islands and peninsulas in New York City, as well as to facilitate the creation of the adjoining Hispanic majority 12th District.

Components: Past and Present

1913-1963:

Parts of Brooklyn

1963-1983:

Parts of Queens

1983-1993:

Parts of Bronx, Nassau, Queens

1993-present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan

List of representatives

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1793 - 1833: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created 1793
Henry Glen Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Federalist March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801
Killian Van Rensselaer Federalist March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 redistricted to 9th district
Henry W. Livingston Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807
James I. Van Alen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
John Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811 redistricted from 11th district
Benjamin Pond Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Samuel Sherwood Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
John Adams Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – December 26, 1815
Erastus Root Democratic-Republican December 26, 1815 – March 3, 1817 successfully challenged election of John Adams
Dorrance Kirtland Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Robert Clark Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Richard McCarty Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
James Strong Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
John King Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

1833 - 1843: Two seats

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the second district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Adams Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Valentine Efner Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Zadock Pratt Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
John Ely Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Jacob Houck, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Aaron Vanderpoel Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Robert McClellan Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Aaron Vanderpoel Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Robert McClellan Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843

1843 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District Home Note
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 redistricted from 5th district
William W. Woodworth Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Cornelius Warren Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Ransom Halloway Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Gilbert Dean Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 redistricted to 12th district
Francis B. Cutting Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Abram Wakeman Whig March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Horace F. Clark Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Isaac C. Delaplaine Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
James Brooks Democratic March 4, 1863 – April 7, 1866
William E. Dodge Republican April 7, 1866 – March 3, 1867 successfully contested election of James Brooks to 39th Congress
James Brooks Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 6th district
John D. Lawson Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Elijah Ward Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Anson G. McCook Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
John J. Adams Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted from 7th district
Samuel S. Cox Democratic March 4, 1885 – May 20, 1885 resigned on appointment as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Empire
vacant May 20, 1885 – November 3, 1885
Timothy J. Campbell Democratic November 3, 1885 – March 3, 1889
John J. McCarthy Democratic March 4, 1889 – January 14, 1891 resigned on appointment as justice of the City Court of New York City
vacant January 14, 1891 – March 4, 1891
Timothy J. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Edward J. Dunphy Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895 redistricted from 7th district
James J. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1895 – June 2, 1896 unseated in contested election
John M. Mitchell Republican June 2, 1896 – March 3, 1899 successfully contested election of James J. Walsh
Daniel J. Riordan Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1901
Thomas J. Creamer Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 4, 1903
Timothy D. Sullivan Democratic March 4, 1903 – July 27, 1906 resigned
vacant July 27, 1906 – November 6, 1906
Daniel J. Riordan Democratic November 6, 1906 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 11th district
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 Democratic March 5, 1918 – March 3, 1921
Charles G. Bond Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
William E. Cleary Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Patrick J. Carley Democratic March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1935
Richard J. Tonry Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Donald L. O'Toole Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 13th district
Joseph L. Pfeifer Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951 redistricted from 3rd district
Victor L. Anfuso Democratic January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Louis B. Heller Democratic January 3, 1953 – July 21, 1954 redistricted from 7th district, resigned
vacant July 22, 1954 – January 2, 1955
Victor L. Anfuso Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1983 redistricted from 6th district, redistricted to 7th district
James H. Scheuer Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 11th district
Jerrold Nadler Democratic January 3, 1993 – present redistricted from 17th district

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.

Election results

Note that in New York State 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").

US House election, 2008: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Grace Lin
Conservative Grace Lin
Democratic Jerrold Nadler
Majority
Turnout
US 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
US 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
US 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
US 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
US 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
US 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
US House election, 1870: New York District 8[1]
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

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