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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 city of White Plains and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

New York's 17th congressional district
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New York 's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Nita Lowey
DHarrison
Median income$96,125[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+7[2]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Nita Lowey.

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, as well as Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River, and Suffern in Rockland County.

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Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 75 - 19%
1996 President Clinton 85 - 11%
2000 President Gore 69 - 27%
2004 President Kerry 67 - 33%
2008 President Obama 72 - 28%
2012 President Obama 57.1 - 41.9%
2016 President Clinton 58.6 - 38.4%

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. 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 this area.

1803–1833: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created 1803
 
Oliver Phelps
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1802.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Silas Halsey
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
John Harris Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
District eliminated 1809
District restored 1813
 
William S. Smith
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814 but did not take or claim the seat.
Vacant March 4, 1815 –
December 13, 1815
 
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
Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Aaron Hackley Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Taylor
Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from 11th district.
Lost re-election.
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
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 Electoral history
 
Samuel Beardsley
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 29, 1836
redistricted from 14th district, resigned after being appointed circuit judge
Vacant March 29, 1836 –
November 9, 1836
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rutger B. Miller Jacksonian November 9, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry A. Foster
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
David P. Brewster Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]

Seat BEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
 
Joel Turrill
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
 
Abraham P. Grant
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
 
John G. Floyd
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843

1843–present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
 
Charles S. Benton
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
George Petrie Independent Democrat March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry P. Alexander Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alexander H. Buell
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
January 29, 1853
died
Vacant January 29, 1853 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bishop Perkins
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis E. Spinner
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Socrates N. Sherman
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Calvin T. Hulburd
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 18th district
 
Robert S. Hale
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martin I. Townsend
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Walter A. Wood
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry G. Burleigh
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 18th district
 
James G. Lindsley
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen T. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles J. Knapp
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Isaac N. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis Marvin
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin B. Odell Jr.
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Arthur S. Tompkins
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis E. Shober
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William S. Bennet
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry George Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 21st district
 
John F. Carew
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 18th district
 
Herbert Pell
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ogden L. Mills
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Cohen
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ruth B. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Theodore A. Peyser
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
August 8, 1937
died
Vacant August 8, 1937 –
November 2, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bruce F. Barton
Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Kenneth F. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 25, 1941
died
Vacant January 29, 1941 –
March 11, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph C. Baldwin
Republican March 11, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederic R. Coudert Jr.
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John V. Lindsay
Republican January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1965
resigned after being elected as Mayor of New York City
Vacant January 1, 1966 –
February 7, 1966
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Theodore R. Kupferman
Republican February 8, 1966 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ed Koch
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 18th district
 
John M. Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
redistricted from 16th district
 
Guy Molinari
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 14th district
 
Theodore S. Weiss
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
September 14, 1992
redistricted from 20th district, died
Vacant September 15, 1992 –
November 2, 1992
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jerrold Nadler
Democratic November 3, 1992 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 8th district
 
Eliot Engel
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
redistricted from 19th district, redistricted to 16th district
 
Nita Lowey
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
redistricted from 18th district

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, 2006: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 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 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 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 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 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 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. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.