New York's 17th congressional district

New York's 17th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in Southern New York. It includes all of Rockland County, and portions of central and northwestern Westchester County, including the village of Port Chester, the city of White Plains, and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

New York's 17th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 17 (since 2013).tif
New York's 17th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Mondaire Jones
DNyack
Distribution
  • 98.40% urban
  • 1.60% rural
Population (2019)737,355
Median household
income
$108,449[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+9[2]

In the current 117th United States Congress the district is represented by Democrat Mondaire Jones. Jones won the 2020 United States House of Representatives election for the district and replaced the now former Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D), who decided not to run for re-election.[3]

From 2003-2013, the 17th district encompassed portions of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Rockland County. It included the neighborhoods of Norwood, Riverdale, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn in the Bronx; the city of Mount Vernon and parts of Yonkers in Westchester; and Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River, Orangetown, Sparkill, Spring Valley, Haverstraw, and Suffern in Rockland County.

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 75 - 19% (Bush)
1996 President Clinton 85 - 11% (Dole)
2000 President Gore 69 - 27% (W. Bush)
2004 President Kerry 67 - 33% (W. Bush)
2008 President Obama 72 - 28% (McCain)
2012 President Obama 57 - 41% (Romney)
2016 President H. Clinton 52 - 39% (Trump)
2020 President Biden 60 - 39% (Trump)

Components: past and presentEdit

 
The district from 2003 to 2013

2013–present: map

All of Rockland
Part of Westchester

2003–2013:

Parts of Bronx, Rockland, Westchester.

1993–2003:

Parts of Bronx, Westchester.

1983–1993:

Parts of Bronx, Manhattan.

1973–1983:

All of Staten Island.
Parts of Manhattan.

1913–1973:

Parts of Manhattan.

1843–1853:

Montgomery

Various New York districts have been numbered "17" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the districtEdit

The District was historically the East Side Manhattan district (known as the "silk stocking district" for the wealth of its constituents). In the 1970s it was a Staten Island seat. It became the west side Manhattan seat in the 1980s. It became a Bronx-based seat in the 1992 remap and was shifted north into Rockland county in 2002 to absorb terrain from the deconstruction of the old 20th District.

Previously the 19th District covered much of the Bronx portion of the seat in the 1980s; while in the 1970s the 23rd District covered most of the Bronx area.

1803–1833: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
 
Oliver Phelps
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1802.
[data unknown/missing]
1803–1813
[data unknown/missing]
 
Silas Halsey
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
9th Elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
John Harris Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
District not in use March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
11th
12th
 
William S. Smith
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814 but did not take or claim the seat.
1813–1823
Herkimer County, except the Town of Danube; and Madison County.
Vacant March 4, 1815 –
December 13, 1815
14th
 
Westel Willoughby Jr.
Democratic-Republican December 13, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Successfully contested Smith's election.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas H. Hubbard
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
[data unknown/missing]
Aaron Hackley Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
17th Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
 
Thomas H. Hubbard
Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John W. Taylor
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Redistricted from 11th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Lost re-election.
Saratoga County
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833

1833–1843: Two seatsEdit

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the 17th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat AEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
Samuel Beardsley
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 29, 1836
23rd
24th
Redistricted from 14th district and re-elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Resigned to become circuit judge.
Vacant March 29, 1836 –
November 9, 1836
24th [data unknown/missing]
Rutger B. Miller Jacksonian November 9, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Elected to finish Beardsley's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry A. Foster
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1836.
[data unknown/missing]
David P. Brewster Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]

Seat BEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
Joel Turrill
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Abraham P. Grant
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1836.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John G. Floyd
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]

1843–present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
Charles S. Benton
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
George Petrie Independent Democrat March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
[data unknown/missing]
Henry P. Alexander Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Alexander H. Buell
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
January 29, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Died.
Vacant January 29, 1853 –
March 3, 1853
[data unknown/missing]
 
Bishop Perkins
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Francis E. Spinner
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
36th
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
[data unknown/missing]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
 
Socrates N. Sherman
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Calvin T. Hulburd
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William A. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Redistricted to 18th district.
 
Robert S. Hale
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Martin I. Townsend
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Walter A. Wood
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry G. Burleigh
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to 18th district
 
James G. Lindsley
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Stephen T. Hopkins
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles J. Knapp
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Isaac N. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Francis Marvin
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Benjamin B. Odell Jr.
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Arthur S. Tompkins
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Francis E. Shober
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William S. Bennet
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry George Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Redistricted to 21st district
 
John F. Carew
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916
Redistricted to 18th district
 
Herbert Pell
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ogden L. Mills
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1927
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William W. Cohen
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected in 1926.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ruth B. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Theodore A. Peyser
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
August 8, 1937
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Died.
Vacant August 8, 1937 –
November 2, 1937
75th [data unknown/missing]
 
Bruce F. Barton
Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
75th
76th
Elected to finish Peyser's term.
Re-elected in 1938.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Kenneth F. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 25, 1941
77th Elected in 1940.
Died.
Vacant January 29, 1941 –
March 11, 1941
[data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph C. Baldwin
Republican March 11, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
77th
78th
79th
Elected to finish Simpson's term.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Frederic R. Coudert Jr.
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John V. Lindsay
Republican January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1965
86th
87th
88th
89th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Resigned after being elected as Mayor of New York City.
Vacant January 1, 1966 –
February 7, 1966
89th [data unknown/missing]
 
Theodore R. Kupferman
Republican February 8, 1966 –
January 3, 1969
89th
90th
Elected to finish Lindsay's term.
Re-elected in 1966.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ed Koch
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
91st
92nd
Elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to 18th district
 
John M. Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Redistricted from 16th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Guy Molinari
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
97th Elected in 1980.
Redistricted to 14th district
 
Ted Weiss
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
September 14, 1992
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from 20th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Died.
Vacant September 15, 1992 –
November 2, 1992
102nd [data unknown/missing]
 
Jerry Nadler
Democratic November 3, 1992 –
January 3, 1993
Elected to finish Weiss's term.
Redistricted to 8th district
 
Eliot Engel
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Nita Lowey
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2021
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retired.
 
Mondaire Jones
Democratic January 3, 2021 –
Present
117th Elected in 2020.

Election resultsEdit

Note that 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, 2020: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mondaire Jones 183,975 55.3
Working Families Mondaire Jones 13,378 4.0
Total Mondaire Jones 197,353 59.3
Republican Maureen McArdle Schulman 117,307 35.3
Conservative Yehudis Gottesfeld 8,887 2.7
Independent Joshua Eisen 6,363 1.9
SAM Michael Parietti 2,745 0.8
Total votes 332,655 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2018: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nita Lowey (incumbent) 170,168 88 -20.6
Reform Joseph Ciardullo 23,150 12
Turnout 193,318 100 -9.8
US House election, 2016: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nita Lowey (incumbent) 214,530 100 +118.5
Turnout 214,530 100 +18.1
US House election, 2014: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nita Lowey (incumbent) 98,150 54 -42.7
Republican Chris Day 75,781 41.7 -17.5
N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 7,743 4.3
Turnout 181,674 100 -38.9
US House election, 2012: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nita Lowey 171,417 57.6 +79.7
Republican Joe Carvin 91,899 30.9 +208.4
N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 31,292 10.5
Independent Francis Morganthaler 2,771 0.9
Turnout 297,379 100 +113.7
US House election, 2010: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 95,346 68.5 -36.2
Republican Anthony Mele 29,792 21.4 -17.2
N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 8,327 6
Conservative York J. Kleinhandler 5,661 4.1
Turnout 139,126 100 -38.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 149,676 65.9 +59.8
Republican Robert Goodman 35,994 15.8 +24.7
N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 41,464 18.3
Turnout 227,134 100 +85.4
US House election, 2006: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 93,614 76.4 +0.2
Republican Jim Faulkner 28,842 23.6 +1.6
Majority 64,772 52.9 -1.3
Turnout 122,456 100 -33.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 140,530 76.2 +13.6
Republican Matt I. Brennan 40,524 22.0 -12.4
Conservative Kevin Brawley 3,482 1.9 +1.9
Majority 100,006 54.2 +26.0
Turnout 184,536 100 +49.0
US House election, 2002: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 77,535 62.6 -27.1
Republican C. Scott Vanderhoef 42,634 34.4 +24.1
Right to Life Arthur L. Gallagher 1,931 1.6 +1.6
Green Elizabeth Shanklin 1,743 1.4 +1.4
Majority 34,901 28.2 -51.2
Turnout 123,843 100 -3.5
US House election, 2000: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 115,093 89.7 +1.7
Republican Patrick McManus 13,201 10.3 -1.7
Majority 101,892 79.4 +3.4
Turnout 128,294 100 +39.5
US House election, 1998: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 80,947 88.0 +3.0
Republican Peter Fiumefreddo 11,037 12.0 -1.3
Majority 69,910 76.0 +4.4
Turnout 91,984 100 -22.8
US House election, 1996: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel (incumbent) 101,287 85.0
Republican Denis McCarthy 15,892 13.3
Independence Dennis Coleman 2,008 1.7
Majority 85,395 71.6
Turnout 119,187 100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=17
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ Bowman, Bridget (October 10, 2019). "Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey announces retirement". Roll Call. Washington, DC. Retrieved October 10, 2019.