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Former Member of the US House of Representatives

Jim Moran

Former Member of the US House of Representatives

James Patrick Moran Jr. (born May 16, 1945) is an American politician who served as the mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, from 1985 to 1990, and as the U.S. representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district (including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all of Arlington County, as well as a portion of Fairfax County) from 1991 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, Moran chaired the New Democrat Coalition from 1997 to 2001. He is of Irish descent and is the son of professional football player James Moran Sr. and the brother of former Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran. He worked for five years at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as a budget officer before serving as a senior specialist for budgetary and fiscal policy at the Library of Congress. From 1976 to 1979, he was on the staff of U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. In 1979, Moran was elected to the Alexandria, Virginia, City Council. He was deputy mayor from 1982. In 1985, Moran was elected mayor of Alexandria. He was re-elected in 1988 and resigned after he was elected to Congress in November 1990.

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