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.