New York's 8th Congressional District

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New York's 8th Congressional District
NY District 8 Map.PNG
Current incumbentHakeem Jeffries Democratic Party
Population715,905
Gender45.2% Male, 54.8% Female
Race29.7% White, 56% Black, 4.5% Asian
Ethnicity18.1% Hispanic
Unemployment15.2%
Median household income$39,912
High school graduation rate81.3%
College graduation rate26.5%
New York's 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Queens county.[1]

The district previously was split into two sections. The northern portion of it included most of Manhattan's Upper West Side and continued south to include most parts of Hell's Kitchen, East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa and downtown Manhattan.

The southern portion in Brooklyn included parts of Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Seagate.

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Hakeem Jeffries (D).

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Hakeem Jeffries (D) defeated Alan Bellone (Conservative Party) in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHakeem Jeffries Incumbent 81.1% 71,280
     Conservative Alan Bellone 7.1% 6,286
     N/A Blank 11.7% 10,266
     N/A Void 0% 31
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 60
Total Votes 87,923
Source: New York State Board of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: New York's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 8th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Hakeem Jeffries won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHakeem Jeffries 77.9% 184,038
     Republican Alan Bellone 7.5% 17,650
     Green Colin Beavan 1% 2,441
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 13.6% 32,163
Total Votes 236,292
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Susan L. Kone (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 69.1% 98,839
     Republican Susan L. Kone 22.4% 31,996
     Blank/Scattering 8.6% 12,291
Total Votes 143,126

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Grace Lin (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 62.8% 152,153
     Republican Grace Lin 15.2% 36,897
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 22% 53,398
Total Votes 242,448

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eleanor Friedman (R) and Dennis E. Adornato (Conservative) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 73.9% 96,115
     Republican Eleanor Friedman 13.4% 17,413
     Conservative Dennis E. Adornato 1.3% 1,673
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 11.5% 14,906
Total Votes 130,107

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter Hort (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 64.3% 154,098
     Republican Peter Hort 14.7% 35,177
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 21% 50,328
Total Votes 239,603

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Farrin (R), Alan Jay Gerber (Conservative), Dan Wentzel (G) and Joseph Dobrian (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 54.7% 71,996
     Republican Jim Farrin 14.2% 18,623
     Conservative Alan Jay Gerber 2.6% 3,361
     Green Dan Wentzel 1.5% 1,918
     Libertarian Joseph Dobrian 0.4% 526
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 26.7% 35,095
Total Votes 131,519

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jerrold Nadler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marian S. Henry (R), Anthony A. LaBella (Conservative), Dan Wentzel (G) and Harry Kresky (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler incumbent 64.4% 139,936
     Republican Marian S. Henry 12.5% 27,057
     Conservative Anthony A. LaBella 0.9% 1,849
     Green Dan Wentzel 2.2% 4,765
     Independent Harry Kresky 0.5% 1,025
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 19.6% 42,615
Total Votes 217,247

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th Congressional District of New York after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in New York

In 2011, the New York State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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