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New York's 20th congressional district

The 20th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York's Capital District. It includes all of Albany and Schenectady counties, and portions of Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties.

New York's 20th congressional district
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New York's 20th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Paul Tonko
DAmsterdam
Median income$66,532[1]
Cook PVID+7[2]

From 2003 to 2013, the 20th district surrounded the Capital District, which had been part of the 21st district. This district included all or parts of Columbia, Dutchess, Delaware, Essex, Greene, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. It included the cities of Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. This largely rural district stretched to include parts of the Adirondacks, Catskills and Hudson Valley.

On Nov 2, 2010, Republican Chris Gibson defeated first term incumbent Democrat Scott Murphy, and took office on January 3, 2011. In 2013, Gibson was redistricted to the 19th. Paul Tonko now represents the district after redistricting.

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Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 45 - 41%
1996 President Clinton 54 - 37%
2000 President Bush 51 - 44%
2004 President Bush 54 - 46%
2008 President Obama 51 - 46%
2012 President Obama 59.2 - 38.8%
2016 President Clinton 54.0 - 40.5%

Components: past and presentEdit

 
The district from 2003 to 2013

2013–present:

All of Albany, Schenectady
Parts of Montgomery, Rensselear, Saratoga

2003–2013:

All of Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington
Parts of Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga

1993-2003:

All of Rockland
Parts of Orange, Sullivan, Westchester

1983-1993:

Parts of Westchester

1973-1983:

Parts of Bronx, Manhattan

1913-1973:

Parts of Manhattan

1875-1893:

Montgomery

Various New York districts have been numbered "20" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the districtEdit

1813 – 1833: Two seatsEdit

From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Daniel Avery Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Oliver C. Comstock
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1815 –
June 4, 1816
 
Enos T. Throop
Democratic-Republican Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election and resigned early.
June 4, 1816 –
September 30, 1816
Vacant
September 30, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
Daniel Avery Democratic-Republican Elected in September 1816 to finish Porter's term and seated December 3, 1816.
Retired.
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Daniel Cruger Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Caleb Baker Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan Richmond Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
March 4 –
December 3, 1821
Vacant Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued. Vacant Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
William B. Rochester Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
 
David Woodcock
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
Resigned to become judge of the Eight Circuit Court
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
 
Ela Collins
Crawford Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Egbert Ten Eyck Crawford Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822.
Election contested.
March 4, 1825 –
December 15, 1825
Nicoll Fosdick Adams [Data unknown/missing.] Jacksonian
December 15, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Daniel Hugunin Jr. Adams Successfully contested election of Egbert Ten Eyck
March 4, 1827 –
February 16, 1829
Rudolph Bunner Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]  
Silas Wright
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
February 16, 1829 –
March 3, 1829
Vacant
March 4, 1829 –
February 5, 1830
Joseph Hawkins Anti-Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.] George Fisher Anti-Jacksonian Election successfully contested by Silas Wright, but declined to qualify
February 5, 1830 –
November 3, 1830
Vacant
November 3, 1830 –
March 3, 1831
 
Jonah Sanford
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
 
Charles Dayan
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]  
Daniel Wardwell
Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district.

1833 – present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Noadiah Johnson Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Seymour Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Amasa J. Parker
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Judson Allen Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Gordon
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Beardsley
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
February 29, 1844
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant February 29, 1844 –
November 5, 1844
Levi D. Carpenter Democratic November 5, 1844 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Timothy Jenkins
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Orsamus B. Matteson
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Timothy Jenkins
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Orsamus B. Matteson
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Resigned.
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
February 27, 1857
Vacant February 27, 1857 –
March 3, 1857
 
Orsamus B. Matteson
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Roscoe Conkling
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ambrose W. Clark
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 23rd district
 
Addison H. Laflin
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clinton L. Merriam
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 21st district
 
David Wilber
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry H. Hathorn
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Redistricted from the 19th district
 
John H. Starin
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George West
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward Wemple
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George West
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Sanford
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles Tracey
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from the 19th district
 
George N. Southwick
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martin H. Glynn
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George N. Southwick
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 23rd district
 
Thomas W. Bradley
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis B. Harrison
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
September 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become chief executive of The Philippines
Vacant September 3, 1913 –
November 4, 1913
 
Jacob A. Cantor
Democratic November 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Isaac Siegel
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Fiorello H. LaGuardia
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James J. Lanzetta
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Vito Marcantonio
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James J. Lanzetta
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Vito Marcantonio
American Labor Party January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district
 
Sol Bloom
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
March 7, 1949
Redistricted from the 19th district
Died.
Vacant March 8, 1949 –
May 16, 1949
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
Liberal May 17, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1955
 
Irwin D. Davidson
Democratic-Liberal January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1956
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after being elected judge of Court of General Sessions for New York County
Vacant January 1, 1957 –
January 2, 1957
 
Ludwig Teller
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Fitts Ryan
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
September 17, 1972
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 18, 1972 –
January 2, 1973
 
Bella Abzug
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Redistricted from the 19th district
 
Theodore S. Weiss
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 17th district
 
Richard Ottinger
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Redistricted from the 24th district
 
Joe DioGuardi
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1989
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nita Lowey
Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district
 
Benjamin Gilman
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 22nd district
 
John E. Sweeney
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Redistricted from the 22nd district
 
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 26, 2009
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant January 27, 2009 –
March 31, 2009
 
Scott Murphy
Democratic March 31, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Elected to finish Gillibrand's term
Lost re-election.
 
Chris Gibson
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district
 
Paul Tonko
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 21st 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, 2010: New York District 20[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Gibson 130,176 54.87 +5.10
Democratic Scott Murphy 107,077 45.13 -5.10
Majority 23,099 9.74 +9.29
Turnout 237,253 100 +47.4
US House special election, 2009: New York District 20[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Scott Murphy 80,833 50.23 -11.57
Republican James Tedisco 80,107 49.77 +11.57
Majority 726 0.45 -23.15
Turnout 160,940 100 -44.0
US House election, 2008: New York District 20[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 177,677 61.8 +8.7
Republican Sandy Treadwell 109,644 38.2 -8.7
Majority 68,033 23.6 +17.4
Turnout 287,321 100 +21.9
US House election, 2006: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 125,168 53.1 +19.4
Republican John E. Sweeney 110,554 46.9 -18.9
Majority 14,614 6.2 -25.9
Turnout 235,722 100 -17.8
US House election, 2004: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Sweeney 188,753 65.8 -7.5
Democratic Doris F. Kelly 96,630 33.7 +9.7
Centrist Party Morris N. Guller 1,353 0.5 +0.5
Majority 92,123 32.1 -17.2
Turnout 286,736 100 +49.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Sweeney 140,238 73.3 +15.7
Democratic Frank Stoppenbach 45,878 24.0 -16.1
Green Margaret Lewis 5,162 2.7 +2.7
Majority 94,360 49.3 +31.8
Turnout 191,278 100 -19.0
US House election, 2000: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 136,016 57.6 -0.7
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 94,646 40.1 +1.3
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 5,371 2.3 -0.5
Majority 41,370 17.5 -2.0
Turnout 236,033 100 +39.7
US House election, 1998: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 98,546 58.3 +1.2
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 65,589 38.8 +1.2
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 4,769 2.8 -0.2
Majority 32,957 19.5 +0.1
Turnout 168,904 100 -21.3
US House election, 1996: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 122,479 57.1
Democratic Yash A. Aggarwal 80,761 37.6
Right to Life Robert F. Garrison 6,356 3.0
Independence Ira W. Goodman 5,016 2.3
Majority 41,718 19.4
Turnout 214,612 100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=20
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) 2010 election results
  4. ^ "Statement of Canvass: 20th Congressional District" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. May 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  5. ^ Neuman, William (2008-11-05). "Election Results 2008: New York". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-12-06.