Albio Sires

Albio Sires ( born January 26, 1951 in Bejucal, Cuba ) is an American politician. Since 2006 he represents the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Albio Sires attended Memorial High School in West New York. He then completed until 1974, the St. Peter 's College in Jersey City. In 1985 he graduated at Middlebury College in Vermont. He worked as a businessman and teacher. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1986 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives. Between 1995 and 2007 Sires was mayor of West New York, after he had failed in the 1991 election and a 1993 it has initiated deselection process against incumbent Anthony Defino. From 2000 to 2006 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, as its president, he served since 2002.

Following the resignation of Mr Bob Menendez, who moved to the U.S. Senate, Sires was at the due election for the 13th seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 13, 2006. After it has been confirmed in all subsequent elections, he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in four sub-committees. He also serves on the bipartisan Congressional Cuba Democracy Caucus.

Sires is married and lives privately in Western New York.