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}}{{tnr}}'''William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.''' (b. January 25, 1937) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New Jersey]]. Lance was elected by voters from [[New Jersey's 8th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.''' (b. January 25, 1937) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New Jersey]]. Pascrell was elected by voters from [[New Jersey's 8th congressional district]].
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Pascrell is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/william_pascrell/400309 ''Gov Track'' "William “Bill” Pascrell" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Pascrell was born in Paterson, [[New Jersey]]. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Fordham University in 1959 and an M.A. in philosophy in 1961.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=p000096 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "PASCRELL, William J., Jr., (1937 - )"]</ref>
 
Pascrell was born in Paterson, [[New Jersey]]. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Fordham University in 1959 and an M.A. in philosophy in 1961.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=p000096 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "PASCRELL, William J., Jr., (1937 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
 
After earning his degrees, Pascrell worked as both a high school history teacher and an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickenson University. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve beginning in 1961 and received an honorary discharge in 1967. He also served as president of the Paterson Board of Education and as a member of Passaic County Community College’s Board of Trustees.<ref>[http://pascrell.house.gov/news/biography.shtml ''Congressman Bill Pascrell, Representing the 8th District of New Jersey'' "Biography of Bill Pascrell, Jr."]</ref><ref>[http://www.pascrellforcongress.com/bio ''Pascrell for Congress'' "About Bill"]</ref>
 
After earning his degrees, Pascrell worked as both a high school history teacher and an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickenson University. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve beginning in 1961 and received an honorary discharge in 1967. He also served as president of the Paterson Board of Education and as a member of Passaic County Community College’s Board of Trustees.<ref>[http://pascrell.house.gov/news/biography.shtml ''Congressman Bill Pascrell, Representing the 8th District of New Jersey'' "Biography of Bill Pascrell, Jr."]</ref><ref>[http://www.pascrellforcongress.com/bio ''Pascrell for Congress'' "About Bill"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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**Subcommittee on Health
 
**Subcommittee on Health
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]]
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Debates===
 
===Debates===
 
====February 23, 2012====
 
====February 23, 2012====
On February 23, 2012, Pascrell met for [[Two New Jersey incumbents thrown together by redistricting hold debate|a debate]] with [[Steve Rothman]], his opponent for the Democratic nomination.<ref>[Two New Jersey incumbents thrown together by redistricting hold debate]</ref>
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On February 23, 2012, Pascrell met for [[Two New Jersey incumbents thrown together by redistricting hold debate|a debate]] with [[Steve Rothman]], his opponent for the [[Democratic]] nomination.<ref>[Two New Jersey incumbents thrown together by redistricting hold debate]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bill + Pascrell + New Jersey + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bill + Pascrell + New Jersey + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Pascrell has three sons and resides in Paterson with his wife, Elsie.<ref>[http://www.pascrellforcongress.com/bio ''Pascrell for Congress'' "About Bill"]</ref>
 
Pascrell has three sons and resides in Paterson with his wife, Elsie.<ref>[http://www.pascrellforcongress.com/bio ''Pascrell for Congress'' "About Bill"]</ref>
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/RepPascrell?feature=watch Official Youtube channel]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 16:12, 19 April 2012

Bill Pascrell
Bill Pascrell.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
1990-1996
New Jersey General Assembly
1989-1997
Paterson, New Jersey Board of Education
1979-1982
Education
Bachelor'sFordham University
Master'sFordham University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1961-1962
Service branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1962-1967
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1937
Place of birthPaterson, New Jersey
ProfessionHigh School Teacher
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (b. January 25, 1937) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Pascrell was elected by voters from New Jersey's 8th congressional district.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Pascrell is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]

Biography

Pascrell was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Fordham University in 1959 and an M.A. in philosophy in 1961.[2]

Career

After earning his degrees, Pascrell worked as both a high school history teacher and an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickenson University. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve beginning in 1961 and received an honorary discharge in 1967. He also served as president of the Paterson Board of Education and as a member of Passaic County Community College’s Board of Trustees.[3][4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Pascrell serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Debates

February 23, 2012

On February 23, 2012, Pascrell met for a debate with Steve Rothman, his opponent for the Democratic nomination.[6]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bill Pascrell voted with the Democratic Party 93.2% of the time, which ranked 77th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Pascrell is running for election to the U.S. House representing the 9th congressional district of New Jersey, following the 2011 redistricting.[8]

Politico rated the 9th district race between incumbents Steve Rothman and Pascrell the top of the 5 ugliest member vs. member battles.[9]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Pascrell was re-elected to the United States House for an eighth term. He defeated Roland Straten (R) and Raymond Giangrasso (Independent).[10]

United States House, New Jersey General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Pascrell Incumbent 62.7% 88,478
     Republican Roland Straten 36.1% 51,023
     Independent Raymond Giangrasso 1.2% 1,707
Total Votes 141,208

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Pascrell's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Pascrell was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for an eighth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,499,697 and spent $1,628,510.[11]

Recent news

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Personal

Pascrell has three sons and resides in Paterson with his wife, Elsie.[12]

Personal

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Martini
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 8
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
1990-1996
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly
1989-1997
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Paterson, New Jersey Board of Education
1979-1982
Succeeded by
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