New York's 17th State Senate district

New York's 17th State Senate district is one of 63 districts in the New York State Senate. It has been represented by Democrat Simcha Felder since 2013, following his defeat of incumbent Republican David Storobin in 2012.[3] Since his first election, Felder has run on both the Democratic and Republican party lines and has alternately caucused with both parties; since July 2019, he has been a member of the Democratic caucus.[4]

New York's 17th
State Senate district

New York State Senate District 17 (2012).png
Senator
  Simcha Felder
DBorough Park
Registration57.6% Democratic
16.7% Republican
23.0% No party preference
Demographics63% White
3% Black
12% Hispanic
20% Asian
Population (2017)323,831[1]
Registered voters155,905[2]

GeographyEdit

District 17 is located in Southern and Southwestern Brooklyn, including some or all of the neighborhoods of Borough Park, Midwood, Sunset Park, Kensington, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend.[1][5]

The district overlaps with New York's 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th congressional districts, and with the 41st, 42nd, 44th, 45th, 47th, 48th, 49th, and 51st districts of the New York State Assembly.[6]

Recent election resultsEdit

2020Edit

2020 New York State Senate election, District 17[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simcha Felder (incumbent) 78,650 100.0
Total votes 78,650 100.0
Democratic hold

As he had done in the past, Felder ran in 2020 on both the Democratic and Republican party lines.

2018Edit

2018 New York State Senate election, District 17[7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simcha Felder (incumbent) 15,589 65.5
Democratic Blake Morris 8,200 34.5
Total votes 23,789 100.0
General election
Democratic Simcha Felder (incumbent) 41,544 84.3
Working Families Jumaane Williams 6,611 13.4
Reform Luis Rivera 733 1.5
Total votes 49,281 100.0
Democratic hold

Jumaane Williams, then a New York City Councilmember, did not actively campaign, and was listed on the ballot to allow the Working Families Party to remove him from consideration for the 2018 lieutenant gubernatorial election,[9] in accordance with complex New York election laws.[10]

2016Edit

2016 New York State Senate election, District 17[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simcha Felder (incumbent) 63,002 100.0
Total votes 63,002 100.0
Democratic hold

In 2016, Felder ran on both the Democratic and Republican party lines.

2014Edit

2014 New York State Senate election, District 17[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simcha Felder (incumbent) 29,489 100.0
Total votes 29,489 100.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

2012 New York State Senate election, District 17[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simcha Felder 6,643 82.3
Democratic Abraham Tischler 1,427 17.7
Total votes 8,070 100.0
General election
Democratic Simcha Felder 39,266 66.4
Republican David Storobin (incumbent) 19,338 32.7
Independent Abraham Tischler 528 0.9
Total votes 59,132 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Federal results in District 17Edit

Year Office Results[11]
2020 President Trump 61 – 38%
2016 President Trump 52.8 – 44.7%
2012 President Romney 58.3 – 40.8%
Senate Gillibrand 61.2 – 37.5%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State Senate District 17, NY". Census Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Enrollment by Senate District". New York State Board of Elections. February 2019.
  3. ^ "New York State Senator Simcha Felder". The New York State Senate. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  4. ^ Reisman, Nick (1 July 2019). "Felder Joins Senate Dem Fold". NYstateofpolitics.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Our District". The New York State Senate. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "New York State Senate District 17". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "State Senator 17th Senate District - General Election - November 3, 2020". New York State Board of Elections. December 3, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "Interview with Jumaane Williams". NYC FAQ. 3 October 2018. Retrieved Jan 27, 2021.
  10. ^ "State Certification for the November 6, 2018 General Election" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 19 October 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved July 1, 2019.