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Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)

  • District: 9th District, Northeast -- Paterson, Clifton, Passaic
  • Residence: Paterson
  • Born: January 25, 1937; Paterson, N.J.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Elsie Marie Pascrell; three children
  • Education: Fordham U., B.A. 1959 (journalism); Fordham U., M.A. 1961 (philosophy)
  • Military Service: Army 1961; Army Reserve 1962-67
  • Political Highlights: Paterson Board of Education, 1977-81 (president, 1981); N.J. Assembly, 1988-97; mayor of Paterson, 1990-97; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health)
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State Information: 9th District, Northeast -- Paterson, Clifton, Passaic

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (NJ-09 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 162,822 74%
Shmuley Boteach (R) 55,091 25%
E. Smith (ABA) 1,138 0.5%
Jeanette Woolsey (CNSTP) 1,082 0.5%
2010 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 88,478 62.7%
Roland Straten (R) 51,023 36.1%
Raymond Giangrasso (I) 1,707 1.2%
2008 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 159,279 71.1%
Roland Straten (R) 63,107 28.2%
Derek DeMarco (LIBERT) 1,600 0.7%
2006 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 97,568 70.9%
Jose Sandoval (R) 39,053 28.4%
Lou Jasikoff (LIBERT) 1,018 0.7%
2004 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 152,001 69.5%
George Ajjan (R) 62,747 28.7%
Joseph Fortunato (GREEN) 4,072 1.9%
2002 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 88,101 66.8%
Jared Silverman (R) 40,318 30.6%
Joseph Fortunato (GREEN) 3,400 2.6%
2000 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell (D) 134,074 67%
Anthony Fusco (R) 60,606 30.3%
Joseph Fortunato (I) 4,469 2.2%
Viji Sargis (I) 983 0.5%
1998 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell Jr. (D) 81,068 62.1%
Matthew J. Kirnan (R) 46,289 35.4%
Jeffrey M. Levine (NL) 804 0.6%
Stephen Spinosa (NJC) 762 0.6%
Bernard George (C) 722 0.6%
Thomas Paine Caslander (SSS) 625 0.5%
Jose L. Aravena (SW) 318 0.2%
1996 general (NJ-08 representative) Bill Pascrell Jr. (D) 98,861 51.2%
Bill Martini (R) 92,609 48%
Jeffrey M. Levine (NL) 1,621 0.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 68% Mitt Romney: 31%
2008 Barack Obama: 64% John McCain: 35%

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