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James Patrick Moran Jr. , known as Jim Moran, is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all of Arlington County, and a portion of Fairfax County. Moran served from 1991 to 2015, and is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Stanford Parris
Succeeded by Don Beyer
Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia
In office
July 1, 1985 – November 1990
Preceded by Charles Beatley
Succeeded by Patsy Ticer
Personal details
Born James Patrick Moran Jr.
(1945-05-16) May 16, 1945 (age 71)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Ellen Craig (1967-1976; divorce)
Mary Howard (1988–2003; divorce)
LuAnn Bennett (2004–2010; divorce)
Children 4
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
University of Pittsburgh
Religion Roman Catholic
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James Patrick Moran Jr. (born May 16, 1945), known as Jim Moran, is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all of Arlington County, and a portion of Fairfax County. Moran served from 1991 to 2015, and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Moran was the mayor of Alexandria, Virginia from 1985 to 1990, when he resigned to run for Congress. He defeated Republican incumbent Stanford Parris in the general election on November 6, 1990, and was sworn in the following January. 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.

Moran announced on January 15, 2014, that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term. Moran is currently a professor of practice in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

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