Our Congressman in the House of Representatives is Albio Sires, who has represented the 8th District since 2006. Mr. Sires was born in Cuba and came to the U.S. when he was 10 years old as a refugee. He was raised in West New York and was a teacher and business owner before running for office. He first served as the Mayor of West New York, and later he became Speaker of the Assembly in the NJ State Legislature. Today, Congressman Sires serves on two Committees in the House: Foreign Affairs, and Transportation and Infrastructure.
Map of the 8th District
DONALD PAYNE JR
Donald Payne, Jr. represents portions of Hudson, Essex, and Union counties. A Newark, New Jersey native, he has served the people of the 10th Congressional District since 2012. Rep. Payne, Jr. began his career in public service when he founded Newark South Ward Junior Democrats, becoming its first president. He also served as an adviser to the YMCA Youth in Government program. He attended Kean College (now Kean University), where he studied graphic arts. He currently serves on the House Committees for Homeland Security and Transportation & Infrastructure.