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

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Paterson Board of Education, 1977-81; N.J. Assembly, 1988-97; mayor of Paterson, 1990-97; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: Jan. 25, 1937; Paterson, N.J.
Residence: Paterson
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Elsie Marie Pascrell; three children
Education: Fordham U., B.A. 1959; Fordham U., M.A. 1961
Military Service: Army, 1961; Army Reserve, 1962-67
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health; Trade)

Election History
2014generalBill Pascrell (D) 82,49868.5
Dierdre Paul (R) 36,24630.1
Nestor Montilla (X) 1,7151.4
2012generalBill Pascrell (D) 162,82274.0
Shmuley Boteach (R) 55,09125.0
E. Smith (ABA) 1,1380.5
Jeanette Woolsey (CNSTP) 1,0820.5
2010generalBill Pascrell (D) 88,47862.7
Roland Straten (R) 51,02336.1
Raymond Giangrasso (I) 1,7071.2
2008generalBill Pascrell (D) 159,27971.1
Roland Straten (R) 63,10728.2
Derek DeMarco (LIBERT) 1,6000.7
2006generalBill Pascrell (D) 97,56870.9
Jose Sandoval (R) 39,05328.4
Lou Jasikoff (LIBERT) 1,0180.7
2004generalBill Pascrell (D) 152,00169.5
George Ajjan (R) 62,74728.7
Joseph Fortunato (GREEN) 4,0721.9
2002generalBill Pascrell (D) 88,10166.8
Jared Silverman (R) 40,31830.6
Joseph Fortunato (GREEN) 3,4002.6
2000generalBill Pascrell (D) 134,07467.0
Anthony Fusco (R) 60,60630.3
Joseph Fortunato (I) 4,4692.2
Viji Sargis (I) 9830.5
1998generalBill Pascrell (D) 81,06862.1
Matthew Kirnan (R) 46,28935.4
Jeffrey Levine (NL) 8040.6
Stephen Spinosa (NJC) 7620.6
Bernard George (C) 7220.6
Thomas Caslander (SSS) 6250.5
Jose Aravena (SW) 3180.2
1996generalBill Pascrell (D) 98,86151.2
Bill Martini (R) 92,60948.0
Jeffrey Levine (NL) 1,6210.8
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