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  Sires, Albio
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameAlbio Sires
Address6050 Boulevard East Apt. 6B
West New York, New Jersey 07093, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 26, 1951 (68 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifedPaul
Aug 20, 2015 06:00pm
Tags Hispanic - Pro Free Trade - Married - Catholic -
InfoAlbio Sires

Albio Sires is a Cuban-American Democratic politician and the current Congressman for New Jersey's 13th district. He was previously a representative to the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 33rd legislative district.

Sires received a B.A. from Saint Peter's College in Spanish and Marketing and was awarded an M.A. from Middlebury College in Spanish. He is the owner of the A.M. Title Agency Inc.

Sires served as Assembly Speaker from 2002-2006 and was the first Hispanic to serve in that capacity. He was considered a surprise pick for speaker, since he had only served one term in the Assembly before taking the position. It has been reported that he was elected as speaker after Gov.-elect Jim McGreevey decided he did not want Minority Leader Joseph Doria to serve as speaker during his governorship.

During his tenure as speaker, Sires served as Acting Governor of New Jersey on several occasions, when McGreevey and then acting Gov. Richard Codey left the state. He was the first Hispanic to serve as Acting Governor of New Jersey. As Acting Governor, Sires signed several bills into law and performed routine duties of the office.

Sires was also Mayor of West New York from 1995 to 2006. Sires was succeeded both as mayor and in the Assembly by Silverio Vega, who, like Sires, will serve simultaneously in both offices.

Sires won election to the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's 13th congressional district for the 110th Congress and also won the special election to complete the final two months of Robert Menendez's term. Menendez moved up to the United States Senate to fill the seat vacated by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine.

In the primary, Sires beat Perth Amboy mayor and fellow assemblyman Joseph Vas. In the simultaneous special primary to fill the remaining two months, Sires won 90% of the vote, defeating James Geron, assuring Sires of a Congressional seat as no Republican was seeking the term. Vas did not seek the unexpired term seat.

In the general election, Sires faced Republican John Guarini — a salesman and second cousin of former New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank J. Guarini — who was unopposed for the GOP nomination.

After winning the election with 78%, Sires was sworn into the House on November 13, 2006 to begin to fill the remaining term of Senator Robert Menendez.

Sires joins a handful of Cuban-lawmakers serving in the House, though he is the only Democrat.

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 18, 2007 02:50pm News Feds subpoena documents from congressman's (Albio Sires) former office  Article *crickets chirp* 

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RACES
  06/02/2020 NJ District 08 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 NJ District 08 Won 78.12% (+59.40%)
  06/05/2018 NJ District 08 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 NJ District 08 Won 77.04% (+58.55%)
  06/07/2016 NJ District 8 - D Primary Won 86.90% (+73.80%)
  11/04/2014 NJ District 08 Won 77.35% (+58.31%)
  11/06/2012 NJ District 8 Won 77.99% (+59.06%)
  06/05/2012 NJ District 08 - D Primary Won 89.01% (+78.02%)
  11/02/2010 NJ District 13 Won 74.11% (+51.07%)
  06/08/2010 NJ District 13 - D Primary Won 86.93% (+73.86%)
  11/04/2008 NJ District 13 Won 75.36% (+53.61%)
  06/03/2008 NJ District 13 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 NJ District 13 Won 77.52% (+58.17%)
  11/07/2006 NJ District 13 - Special Election Won 96.68% (+93.35%)
  06/06/2006 NJ District 13 - Special D Primary Won 90.15% (+80.29%)
  06/06/2006 NJ District 13 - D Primary Won 72.22% (+44.44%)
  11/08/2005 NJ General Assembly 33 Won 39.42% (+0.00%)
  06/07/2005 NJ General Assembly 33 - D Primary Won 45.25% (+0.00%)
  01/10/2005 NJ Assembly Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/10/2003 NJ Assembly Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ General Assembly 33 Won 40.19% (+0.00%)
  01/08/2002 NJ Assembly Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ General Assembly 33 Won 37.77% (+0.15%)
  06/26/2001 NJ General Assembly 33 - D Primary Won 48.05% (+0.53%)
  11/02/1999 NJ General Assembly 33 Won 39.53% (+0.00%)
  06/08/1999 NJ General Assembly 33 - D Primary Won 41.94% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1987 Hudson County Freeholder - District 7 Lost 42.58% (-14.83%)
  11/04/1986 NJ District 14 Lost 26.70% (-43.97%)
  06/03/1986 NJ District 14 - R Primary Won 56.96% (+13.92%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  12/18/2003 NJ General Assembly 33 - Party Switch Won 0.00% (+0.00%)
  04/07/2003 NJ General Assembly 33 - Party Switch Won 0.00% (+0.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NJ US President - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Cory Booker
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D Steny H. Hoyer
NJ US Senate - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Frank Lautenberg
NJ Constitutional Amendment - Create Office of Lieutenant Governor? - Nov 08, 2005 YES Yes
FEC COMMITTEES
C00410753 Sires for Congress $ 145836.61