- New Jersey's 13th congressional district
New Jersey's 13th congressional district Current Representative Albio Sires (D–West New York) Distribution 100.00% urban, 0.00% rural Population (2000) 647,258 Median income $37,129 Ethnicity 56.1% White, 12.8% Black, 5.6% Asian, 47.6% Hispanic, .1% Native American, 4.8% other Cook PVI D+21
New Jersey's Thirteenth Congressional District (together with the 14th district) was created starting with the 73rd United States Congress in 1933, based on redistricting following the United States Census, 1930. It is currently represented by Democrat Albio Sires. Based on the 2010 Census, the 13th District will be eliminated following the 2012 elections.
- Newark (part; also 10)
- Bayonne (part), East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City (part; also 9 and 10), Kearny (part; also 9), North Bergen (part; also 9), Union City, Weehawken, West New York
This district is considered solidly Democratic, with the winner of the Democratic Party primary the near-certain winner in November's general election, both in the special and regular elections.
Sires won the seat in a special election on November 7, 2006, after Bob Menendez resigned from this seat on January 16, 2006 in advance of his assumption of the Senate seat vacated by Jon Corzine, who in turn left his Senate seat to become Governor of New Jersey. Sires also won the general election, and will represent the district through at least 2008.
The two most prominent names running for the seat in the regular election were the former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Albio Sires of West New York, and Assemblyman Joseph Vas, who is also Mayor of Perth Amboy, both of whom ran in the Democratic primary. While the two faced off to fill the full two-year term, Vas decided not to run in the special election to fill the two months remaining in Menendez's term.
In the primary for the full two-year term, held on June 6, 2006, Albio Sires beat Joseph Vas, capturing almost 75% of the vote. In the general election, Sires beat Republican John Guarini who had run unopposed for the GOP nod.
In the special primary to fill the remaining two months of the current term, Sires won approximately 90% of the vote, defeating James Geron, assuring Sires of the seat as no Republican opposed him in the special election. Sires was sworn in to Congress on November 13, 2006.
Election results from presidential races Year Office Results 2008 President Obama 75 - 24% 2004 President Kerry 69 - 31% 2000 President Gore 72 - 25%
Representatives from the district since its creation in 1933 have included:
Representative Party Years District home Note Mary Teresa Norton Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1951 Redistricted from the 12th district
Alfred D. Sieminski Democratic January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1959 Cornelius Edward Gallagher Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1973 Lost renomination Joseph J. Maraziti Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975 Helen Stevenson Meyner Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1979 Lost re-election James A. Courter Republican January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 12th district Edwin B. Forsythe Republican January 3, 1983 - March 29, 1984 Redistricted from the 6th district
Vacant March 29, 1984 - November 6, 1984 Jim Saxton Republican November 6, 1984 - January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 3rd district Bob Menendez Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 16, 2006 Hoboken Resigned to take United States Senate seat vacated by Jon Corzine Vacant January 16, 2006-November 13, 2006 Albio Sires Democratic November 13, 2006–present West New York Incumbent
- ^ New Jersey's 13th Congressional District: P4. Hispanic or Latino, and not Hispanic or Latino by Race, United States Census, 2000, accessed September 5, 2006
- ^ No special election in June for Vas, The Star-Ledger, April 12, 2006
- 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
New Jersey's congressional districtsAll districts: At-large 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
The At-large and 14th and 15th districts are obsolete.
See also: New Jersey's past & present Representatives, Senators, and Delegations, 2010 elections, 2012 elections
All U.S. districts – Apportionment – Redistricting – Gerrymandering – Maps
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