District 8 (Incumbent)
Born in the Cuba, Congressman Sires grew up in the waning years of pre-Communist Cuba. His family fled in January 1962 with the help of relatives in America.
Congressman Sires became a star basketball player at Memorial High School and received a four-year basketball scholarship from St. Peter’s College, before earning a Masters Degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Congressman Sires was a teacher and business owner before entering public service as Mayor of West New York, New Jersey. As Mayor, he balanced twelve consecutive municipal budgets while maintaining and enhancing vital municipal services, earning the title “Mayor of the Year” in 2004. Sires also served in the New Jersey State Assembly, including two terms as Speaker of the Assembly.
In Congress, Sires serves on two Committees: Foreign Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure. His Committee assignments allow him to focus on protecting human rights and freedoms across the globe, building international partnerships to improving our nation’s security, and supporting increased transit and commuting options.
Congressman Sires resides in West New York with his wife, Adrienne.