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New York's 5th congressional district

 

New York's 5th congressional district

New York's 5th congressional district
New York 's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Gregory Meeks (DQueens)
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The 5th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives, represented by Democrat Gregory Meeks. Most of the district is in Queens, but a small portion is located in Nassau County. A majority of the district's population is African-American.

The district includes the entire Rockaway Peninsula as well as the Queens neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. In Nassau County, the district covers Inwood and parts of Valley Stream and Elmont.

From 2003–13, the district consisted of northeastern Queens County and northwestern Nassau County. The Queens portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, and Whitestone. The Nassau portion of the district included Albertson, Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point.

Contents

  • Voting 1
  • Components: past and present 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • Election results 4
  • Historical district boundaries 5
  • See also 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8

Voting

Components: past and present

1913–45:

Parts of Brooklyn

1945–63:

Parts of Queens

1963–93:

Parts of Nassau

1993–2003:

Parts of Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

2003–present:

Parts of Nassau, Queens


List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Peter Silvester Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Theodorus Bailey Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican Party March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
David Brooks Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Theodorus Bailey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Thomas Tillotson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
August 10, 1801
resigned his seat to become Secretary of State of New York before Congress met
Vacant August 10, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
Theodorus Bailey Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Andrew McCord Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
John Blake, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Redistricted from 7th district
Thomas B. Cooke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Thomas P. Grosvenor Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from 6th district
Philip J. Schuyler Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
James Strong Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
The United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821 were held in April, after the congressional term had already begun. It is not clear when the result was announced or the credentials were issued.
Walter Patterson Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
William W. Van Wyck Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from 4th district
Bartow White Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Thomas J. Oakley Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 9, 1828
Resigned upon appointment as judge of the Superior Court of New York City
Vacant May 9, 1828 –
December 1, 1828
Thomas Taber II Jacksonian December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Elected to finish Oakley's term
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Edmund H. Pendleton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Obadiah Titus Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Charles Johnston Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to 8th district
Moses G. Leonard Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Thomas M. Woodruff American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Frederick A. Tallmadge Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
George Briggs Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
William M. Tweed Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Thomas R. Whitney American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
William B. Maclay Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
William Wall Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Nelson Taylor Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
John Morrissey Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
William R. Roberts Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Edwin R. Meade Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
Benjamin Wood Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted to 6th district
Archibald M. Bliss Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Thomas F. Magner Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 6th district
John H. Graham Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Charles G. Bennett Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 4th district
Edward M. Bassett Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
George E. Waldo Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
Richard Young Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
William Cox Redfield Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
James P. Maher Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted from 3rd district
Redistricted to 7th district
John B. Johnston Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Ardolph L. Kline Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Loring M. Black, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Marcellus H. Evans Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
James J. Heffernan Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 11th district
James A. Roe Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Robert T. Ross Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
T. Vincent Quinn Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 30, 1951
Vacant December 31, 1951 –
February 18, 1952
Robert T. Ross Republican February 19, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
Albert H. Bosch Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1960
Vacant January 1, 1961 –
January 2, 1961
Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 7th district
Frank J. Becker Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from 3rd district
Herbert Tenzer Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
Allard K. Lowenstein Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
Norman F. Lent Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 4th district
John W. Wydler Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from 4th district
Raymond J. McGrath Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
Gary Ackerman Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from 7th district
Gregory Meeks Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from 6th district

Prior to 1992 the 5th District was centered on the south shore of Nassau County including towns mostly now in the 3rd and 4th District. The Queens portions of the 5th had been previously primarily in the 8th District of the 1980s. In general, the present 5th District greatly mirrors the 6th District from 1972 to 1982. The 1990s version of this district included northeast Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties; these areas were placed in the 2nd and 3rd District in 2002 and the 5th District gained areas in Queens formerly in the 18th District.

Election results

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties normally endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 2010: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 72,239 63.1 -7.9
Republican James Milano 41,493 36.2 +9.1
Tax Revolt Party Elizabeth Berney 798 0.7 +0.7
Majority 30,746 26.8 -17.1
Turnout 114,530 100 -27.9
US House election, 2008: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 112,724 71.0 -29.0
Republican Elizabeth Berney 43,039 27.1 +27.1
Conservative Jun Policarpio 3,010 1.9 +1.9
Majority 69,685 43.9 -56.1
Turnout 158,773 100 +105.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 77,190 100 +28.7
Majority 77,190 100 +56.6
Turnout 77,190 100 -54.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 119,726 71.3 -21.0
Republican Stephen Graves 46,867 27.9 +27.9
Independent Gonzalo Policarpio 1,248 0.7 +0.7
Majority 72,859 43.4 -41.2
Turnout 167,841 100 +125.3
US House election, 2002: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 68,773 92.3 +24.3
Conservative Perry S. Reich 5,718 7.7 +7.7
Majority 63,055 84.6 +46.8
Turnout 74,491 100 -63.2
US House election, 2000: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 137,684 68.0 +3.0
Republican Edward Elkowitz 61,084 30.1 -3.0
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 3,846 1.9 -0.0
Majority 76,600 37.8 +5.9
Turnout 202,614 100 +35.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 97,404 65.0 +1.3
Republican David C. Pinzon 49,586 33.1 -1.9
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 2,872 1.9 +0.6
Majority 47,818 31.9 +3.2
Turnout 149,862 100 -24.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 125,918 63.7
Republican Grant M. Lally 69,244 35.0
Right to Life Andrew J. Duff 2,623 1.3
Majority 56,674 28.7
Turnout 197,785 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 5[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William R. Roberts 14,566 85.6
Republican James A. Briggs 2,287 13.5
Tammany Republican George W. Gibbons 157 0.9
Majority 12,279 72.1
Turnout 17,010 100

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

Notes

  1. ^ November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2027. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • 2004 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 2002 House election data "
  • 2000 House election data "
  • 1998 House election data "
  • 1996 House election data "
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