|New York's 12th congressional district|
The district includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, and western Queens, as well as Roosevelt Island, mostly overlapping the pre-redistricting 14th district. The 12th district's per capita income, in excess of $75,000, is the highest among all congressional districts in the United States. Former President Donald Trump's former primary independent residence, Trump Tower, is located in the district.
Recent election results from presidential racesEdit
|2008||President||Obama 80 – 19%|
|2012||President||Obama 77 – 22%|
|2016||President||Clinton 83 -14%|
|2020||President||Biden 84 -15%|
Components: past and presentEdit
During the Civil War, the 12th District comprised the counties of Dutchess and Columbia. The 12th District eventually became a Brooklyn district in the mid-1960s, as the result of a district realignment due to the Supreme Court's decision in the Cooper v. Power case in 1966. The district was realigned to include majority African American neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant in Central Brooklyn. Until 1992, it was the Central Brooklyn district now held by Yvette Clarke (and formerly by Major Owens), and then remapped to include Hispanic neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan and Queens.
- Dutchess County, Columbia County
- Parts of Manhattan
- Parts of Brooklyn
Various New York districts have been numbered "12" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of Upstate New York.
From 2003 to 2013 it included parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. It included the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodside; the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg; and part of Manhattan's Lower East Side and East Village.
List of members representing the districtEdit
1803–1813: One seatEdit
|District created March 4, 1803|
|March 4, 1803 –
February 17, 1808[a]
|Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1802.|
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Resigned to become New York State Treasurer.
|Vacant||February 17, 1808 –
November 7, 1808
|November 7, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
|Elected to finish Thomas's term.|
|March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
|11th||Elected in 1808.|
|March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
|12th||Re-elected in 1810.|
1813–1823: two seatsEdit
From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the District, elected at-large on a general ticket.
1823 – present: One seatEdit
In New York, are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably 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").
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||61,913||84.6|
|Republican||Miguel I. Prado||9,978||13.6|
|Socialist Workers||Eleanor Garcia||1,283||1.8|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||53,269||83.6||-1.0|
|Liberal||Hector Cortes, Jr.||1,400||2.2||+2.2|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||86,288||87.1||+3.5|
|New York State Right to Life Party||Mildred Rosario||865||0.9||+0.9|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||48,408||95.8||+8.7|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||107,796||86.3||-9.5|
|Republican||Paul A. Rodriguez||17,166||13.7||+13.7|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||62,847||89.7||+3.4|
|Republican||Allan E. Romaguera||7,182||10.3||-3.4|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||123,053||90.0||+0.3|
|Republican||Allan E. Romaguera||13,748||10.0||-0.3|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez (incumbent)||68,624||93.9||+3.9|
|Democratic||Carolyn Maloney (incumbent)||90,603||77.2||+5.1|
|Republican||Nick Di Iorio||22,731||19.4||+2.0|
|Democratic||Carolyn Maloney (incumbent)||244,358||83.2||+6.0|
|Democratic||Carolyn Maloney (incumbent)||217,430||86.4||+3.2|
|Democratic||Carolyn Maloney (incumbent)||265,172||82.0||-4.4|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- "New York congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". United States Census Bureau. June 8, 2017. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 117th Congress". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
- "New York Redistricting". New York Times. March 20, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- "Highest Income Per Capita In The United States By Congressional District".
- "Donald Trump changes primary residence from New York to Mar-a-Lago". The Guardian. November 1, 2019.
- "Ancestry.ca". www.ancestry.ca. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
- Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Vol. V; page 182)
- 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 "