|New York's 8th congressional district|
New York 's 8th congressional district since January 3, 2013
From 1993 to 2013, the district covered much of the west side of Manhattan and western coastal sections of Brooklyn. However, after decennial redistricting, it was redrawn to take in much of the territory previously in the 10th District. It now encompasses majority African-American and Caribbean-American Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York, Ocean Hill, Spring Creek, and East Flatbush; the mostly white neighborhoods of Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Howard Beach, Marine Park, and Mill Basin; and mixed neighborhoods like Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Ozone Park, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island. Most of the old 8th was renumbered as the 10th.
Recent results in statewide races
|1992||President||Clinton 77 - 17%|
|1996||President||Clinton 77 - 16%|
|2000||President||Gore 74 - 18%|
|2004||President||Kerry 72 - 27%|
|2008||President||Obama 86 - 14%|
|2012||President||Obama 89 - 10%|
|2016||President||Clinton 85 - 14%|
The state's congressional districts had been redrawn in a manner which puts much of the territory of the old 10th Congressional district into the new 8th Congressional district. The election had a few competitors for what was then an open seat, with the 10th incumbent congressman Edolphus Towns retiring. State assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries faced off against New York City Councilman Charles Barron. Jeffries won the primary and ultimately the general election.
Components: Past and Present
- Parts of Brooklyn
- Parts of Queens
Various New York districts have been numbered "8" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.
List of members representing the district
1793–1833: One seat
1833–1843: Two seats
From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the District, elected at-large on a general ticket.
|Years||Seat A||Seat B|
|Representative||Party||Electoral history||Representative||Party||Electoral history|
|23rd||March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
|Jacksonian||Elected in 1832||
|Jacksonian||Elected in 1832.|
|24th||March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
|Valentine Efner||Jacksonian||Elected in 1834.||Re-elected in 1834.|
|25th||March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
|Democratic||Elected in 1836.
|Robert McClellan||Democratic||Elected in 1836|
|26th||March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
|John Ely||Democratic||Elected in 1838||
|Democratic||Elected in 1838.|
|27th||March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
|Jacob Houck Jr.||Democratic||Elected in 1840||Robert McClellan||Democratic||Elected in 1840|
1843–present: One seat
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.
Recent election results
In New York 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").
|Conservative||George A. Galip, Jr.||2,381||1.5|
|Republican||Marian S. Henry||27,057||14.6||+0.6|
|Conservative||Anthony A. LaBella||1,849||1.0||+1.0|
|Conservative||Alan Jay Gerber||3,361||3.2||+2.2|
|Conservative||Dennis E. Adornato||1,673||1.3||+1.3|
|Republican||Susan L. Kone||31,996||24.5||+5.0|
Historical district boundaries
- List of United States congressional districts
- New York's congressional districts
- United States congressional delegations from New York
- "New York congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". United States Census Bureau. June 8, 2017. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2029. Retrieved 2009-03-27.CS1 maint: others (link)
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- Election date from the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives