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Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: candidate for West New York Town Commission, 1983; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1986; Republican nominee for Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1987; candidate for West New York Town Commission, 1991; candidate for West New York Town Commission (recall election), 1993; West New York Town Commission, 1995-2006; N.J. Assembly, 2000-2006; U.S. House of Representatives, 2006-present
Born: Jan. 26, 1951; Bejucal, Cuba
Residence: West New York
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Adrienne Sires; one stepchild
Education: Saint Peter's College, B.A. 1974; Middlebury College, M.A. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th full term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Western Hemisphere - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
2014generalAlbio Sires (D) 61,51077.4
Jude Tiscornia (R) 15,14119.0
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 1,1921.5
Pablo Olivera (X) 1,0221.3
Robert Thorne (X) 6530.8
2012generalAlbio Sires (D) 130,85378.0
Maria Karczewski (R) 31,76318.9
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 1,8391.1
Stephen Deluca (RAP) 1,7101.0
Pablo Olivera (UIS) 1,6251.0
2010generalAlbio Sires (D) 62,84074.1
Henrietta Dwyer (R) 19,53823.0
Anthony Zanowic (IA) 1,5081.8
Maximo Nacer (GBS) 9101.1
2008generalAlbio Sires (D) 120,38275.4
Joseph Turula (R) 34,73521.7
Julio Fernandez (X) 3,6612.3
Louis Vernotico (ELIM) 9750.6
2006specialAlbio Sires (D) 75,40396.7
Dick Hester (PLC) 2,5923.3
2006generalAlbio Sires (D) 77,23877.5
John Guarini (R) 19,28419.4
Brian Williams (SW) 1,0491.1
Herbert Shaw (PAC) 9981.0
Dick Hester (PLC) 5860.6
Esmat Zaklama (AMP) 4750.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R) is 12th.


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepSires)

Rep. Albio Sires has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.