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New York's 15th congressional district

New York's 15th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City, State of New York. The district has been represented by Democrat José E. Serrano since 2013.

New York's 15th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
New York's 15th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  José E. Serrano
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Distribution
  • 100% urban
  • 0% rural
Median income$28,042[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+44[2]

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx, including most of the southern and western neighborhoods of the borough. Hispanics make up a majority of this district's population, while African-Americans make up a smaller plurality. Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo are both located within the district.

From 2003 to 2013 it was composed of Upper Manhattan, Rikers Island and a largely non-residential section of northwestern Queens on the shore of the East River mostly occupied by a Consolidated Edison facility and a New York Power Authority power plant. The district included the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and portions of the Upper West Side that included Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Grant's Tomb.

Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+43 in 2014 rendered the district the most Democratic in the nation.[3] U.S. Senator John Kerry won 90% of the vote in the 15th congressional district in 2004. In 2012, this was the district scoring the highest percentage of local votes to President Barack Obama: 96.7%. Likewise in 2016 whereby Hillary Clinton received locally a total of 93.8% of the vote.[4]

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Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 95 - 5%
2012 President Obama 96.7 - 3%
2016 President Clinton 93.8 - 4.9%

RedistrictingEdit

The district was a Brooklyn-based seat until 1982, when it was realigned to cover the East Side of Manhattan. Following the 1992 redistricting, it became the upper Manhattan seat previously designated the 19th District and the 18th District. After the 2012 redistricting, the 15th became the Bronx's primary district.

List of members representing the districtEdit

1803 – 1823: One seat, then two seatsEdit

From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the 15th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
 
Gaylord Griswold
Federalist Elected in 1802.
[Data unknown/missing.]
No 2nd seat
9th March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
 
Nathan Williams
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1804.
[Data unknown/missing.]
10th March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
 
William Kirkpatrick
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
11th March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
 
Peter Buell Porter
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Retired.
12th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
13th March 4, 1813 –
June 21, 1813
Vacant Representative-elect William Dowse died February 18, 1813 before the term began. Joel Thompson Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
June 21, 1813 –
December 20, 1813
John M. Bowers Federalist Elected to finish Dowse's term.
Lost election contest.
December 20, 1813 –
January 24, 1814
Vacant Election contested.
January 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Isaac Williams Jr. Democratic-Republican Successfully contested Bowers's election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
14th March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
James Birdsall Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jabez Hammond Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Isaac Williams Jr. Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Retired.
John R. Drake Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Retired.
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Retired.
Robert Monell Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
17th March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued. Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Samuel Campbell Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 21st district and lost re-election.
James Hawkes Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
[Data unknown/missing.]

1823 – Present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history Location
John Herkimer Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823–1833
Herkimer
Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Sanford
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lemuel Stetson
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph Russell
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph Russell
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward Dodd
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
 
James B. McKean
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Augustus Griswold
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph M. Warren
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Eli Perry
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 14th district.
 
John H. Bagley Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephen L. Mayham
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Lounsbery
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas Cornell
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. Bagley Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lewis Beach
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
August 10, 1886
Redistricted from the 14th district., Died.
Vacant August 10, 1886 –
December 6, 1886
 
Henry Bacon
Democratic December 6, 1886 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Moses D. Stivers
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry Bacon
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ashbel P. Fitch
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
December 26, 1893
Redistricted from the 13th district.
Resigned to become New York City Comptroller
Vacant December 26, 1893 –
January 30, 1894
 
Isidor Straus
Democratic January 30, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip B. Low
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob Ruppert
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
William H. Douglas
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Redistricted from the 14th district.
 
J. Van Vechten Olcott
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas G. Patten
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district.
 
Michael F. Conry
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 2, 1917
Redistricted from the 12th district., Died.
Vacant March 2, 1917 –
April 12, 1917
 
Thomas F. Smith
Democratic April 12, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Peter J. Dooling
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Redistricted from the 16th district.
 
Thomas J. Ryan
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Boylan
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 5, 1938
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 5, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
 
Michael J. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas F. Burchill
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Emanuel Celler
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 10th district.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
John H. Ray
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hugh Carey
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1974
Redistricted from the 12th district.
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Vacant January 1, 1975 –
January 2, 1975
 
Leo C. Zeferetti
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 14th district. and lost re-election.
 
Bill Green
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 18th district.
Redistricted to 14th district and lost re-election.
 
Charles Rangel
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 16th district
Redistricted to the 13th district.
 
José E. Serrano
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 16th district. 2013–present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election resultsEdit

U.S. PresidentEdit

Year Result
2000 Gore 87–7%
2004 Kerry 90–9%
2008 Obama 93–6%

Member of the U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

In New York State electoral politics, there 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").

US House election, 1870: New York District 15[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph M. Warren 17,793 59.9
Republican J. Thomas Davis 11,659 39.3
Temperance Alvin C. Rose 235 0.8
Majority 6,134 20.6
Turnout 29,687 100

[Data unknown/missing.]

US House election, 1996: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 113,898 91.3
Republican Edward R. Adams 5,951 4.8
Conservative Ruben Dario Vargas 3,896 3.1
Right to Life Jose Suero 989 0.8
Majority 107,947 86.5
Turnout 124,734 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 90,424 93.1 +1.8
Republican David E. Cunningham 5,633 5.8 +1.0
Conservative Patrick McManus 1,082 1.1 -2.0
Majority 84,791 87.3 +0.8
Turnout 97,139 100 -22.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 130,161 91.9 -1.2
Republican Jose Agustin Suero 7,346 5.2 -0.6
Green Dean Loren 2,134 1.5 +1.5
Independence Jesse A. Fields 1,051 0.7 +0.7
Conservative Frank Della Valle 492 0.3 -0.8
Libertarian Scott A. Jeffery 480 0.3 +0.3
Majority 122,815 86.7 -0.6
Turnout 141,664 100 +45.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 84,367 88.5 -3.4
Republican Jesse A. Fields 11,008 11.5 +6.3
Majority 73,359 76.9 -9.8
Turnout 95,375 100 -32.7
US House election, 2004: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 161,351 91.1 +2.6
Republican Kenneth P. Jefferson, Jr. 12,355 7.0 -4.5
Independence Jessie A. Fields 3,345 1.9 +1.9
Majority 148,996 84.2 +7.3
Turnout 177,051 100 +85.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 103,916 94.0 +2.9
Republican Edward Daniels 6,592 6.0 -1.0
Majority 97,324 88.1 +3.9
Turnout 110,508 100 -37.6
US House election, 2008: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 177,151 89.2 -5.8
Republican Edward Daniels 15,676 7.9 +1.9
Independent Craig Schley 3,708 1.9
Socialist Workers Martin Koppel 2,141 1.1
Majority 161,475 81.3 -6.8
Turnout 198,676 100 +79.8
US House election, 2010: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 91,225 80.4 -8.7
Republican Michel Faulkner 11,754 10.4 +2.5
Independent Craig Schley 7,803 6.9 +5.0
Socialist Workers Róger Calero 2,647 2.3 +1.2
Majority 79,471 70.1 -11.2
Turnout 113,429 100 -42.9

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=15
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Median & Most Partisan Districts, 1998-2014.
  4. ^ Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for the 2016 and 2012 elections, dailykos.com.
  5. ^ 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. 2034. Retrieved 2009-03-28.CS1 maint: others (link)

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