Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) has been re-elected to an 8th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sires defeated Rev. John Muniz, his Republican challenger, by 59 points, 78% to 19%.
The congressman received 104,418 votes to Muniz’s 25,359.
If Democrats win control of the House, Sires is in line to chair a House Foreign Relations subcommittee.
Sires first ran for Congress in 1986 as a Republican, but lost to Rep. Frank Guarini. He later served as mayor of West New York and as Assembly Speaker before wining a 2006 special election after Bob Menendez left the House to join the U.S. Senate.