New York's 8th congressional districtNew York's8th congressional district Population (2000) 654,360 Median income $47,061 Ethnic composition 74.6% White, 6.1% Black, 11.1% Asian, 11.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 2.0% other Cook PVID+28
New York's Eighth Congressional District 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, 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.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Components: Past and Present
- 3 List of Representatives
- 4 Election results
- 5 References
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 peninsulae in New York City, as well as to facilate the creation of the adjoining Hispanic majority 12th District.
Components: Past and Present
- Parts of Queens
- Parts of Brooklyn
List of RepresentativesThis list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Congress(es)/Year(s) Representative Party 3rd(1793–1795) Henry GlenPro-Administration4th–6th(1795–1801) Federalist7th(1801–1803) Killian Van Rensselaer8th–9th(1803–1807) Henry W. Livingston10th(1807–1809) James I. Van AlenDemocratic-Republican... ... ...
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.
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, 2006: New York District 8 Party Candidate Votes % ±% DemocraticJerrold Nadler108,536 85.0 +4.5 RepublicanEleanor Friedman 17,413 13.6 -5.9 ConservativeDennis E. Adornato 1,673 1.3 +1.3 Majority 91,123 71.4 +10.4 Turnout127,622 100 -36.6
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The At-large, and 30th-45th districts are obsolete.
See also: New York's past & present Representatives, Senators, and Delegations
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