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New York's Eighth Congressional District district for the United States House of Representatives in New York Citymarker. It is split into two sections. The northern portion of it includes most of Manhattanmarker's Upper West Sidemarker, and continues south to include most parts of Hell's Kitchenmarker, East Villagemarker, Chelseamarker, SoHomarker, Greenwich Villagemarker, TriBeCamarker, and Downtown Manhattan. The southern portion in Brooklynmarker includes parts of Borough Parkmarker, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurstmarker, Coney Islandmarker, Brighton Beachmarker, Gravesendmarker, Dyker Heightsmarker, Bath Beachmarker, and Seagatemarker.

The current Representative from the Eighth District is Jerrold Nadler.

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 Citymarker, as well as to facilitate the creation of the adjoining Hispanic majority 12th District.

Components: Past and Present

1913-1963:
Parts of Brooklynmarker
1963-1983:
Parts of Queensmarker
1983-1993:
Parts of Bronxmarker, Nassaumarker, Queensmarker
1993-present:
Parts of Brooklynmarker, Manhattanmarker


List of Representatives

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 Citymarker

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 Countymarker

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").

Notes



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