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New York's 21st congressional district

The 21st Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives that is currently represented by Republican Elise Stefanik.

New York's 21st congressional district
New York US Congressional District 21 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Elise Stefanik
RSchuylerville
Median income$54,311[1]
Cook PVIR+4[2]

It includes all or parts of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties. It includes the cities of Ogdensburg, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh and Watertown. The district includes most of the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands region. It borders Vermont to the east. It also includes Fort Drum of the US army.

From 2003 to 2013, the district contained most of the Capital District of New York. It included all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties. It contained the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, Cohoes, Watervliet, Gloversville and Johnstown. Up until 1980, the district was located in upper Manhattan (including parts of Harlem and Washington Heights), and the Bronx.

Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 48 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 57 - 30%
2000 President Gore 56 - 39%
2004 President Kerry 55 - 43%
2008 President Obama 58 - 40%
2012 President Obama 52.2 - 46.1%
2016 President Trump 54 - 40%

List of members representing the districtEdit

1813–1821: Two seatsEdit

From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1821, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
 
Samuel M. Hopkins
Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nathaniel W. Howell
Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
14th March 4, 1815 –
January 23, 1816
 
Micah Brooks
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Peter Buell Porter
Democratic-Republican Re-elected in 1814.
Resigned to become a commissioner under the Treaty of Ghent.
January 23, 1816 –
December 2, 1816
Vacant
December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
Archibald S. Clarke Democratic-Republican Elected April 30 – May 2, 1816 to finish Porter's term and seated December 2, 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
 
Benjamin Ellicott
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John C. Spencer
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
 
Nathaniel Allen
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Albert H. Tracy Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.

1821–present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history Counties represented
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued. Chenango and Broome counties.
 
Elijah Spencer
Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lot Clark Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823–1833
Chenango and Broome counties
Elias Whitmore Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Clark Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Monell Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
February 21, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Judge of the Sixth State Circuit Court
Vacant February 22, 1831 –
March 3, 1831
 
John A. Collier
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Mitchell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
William Mason Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Clark Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Clark Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
reelected as a Whig
Jeremiah E. Cary Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles Goodyear
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George A. Starkweather
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hiram Walden Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Snow Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry Bennett
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
Lost re-election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
 
R. Holland Duell
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis Kernan
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Roscoe Conkling
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after election to US Senate
Vacant March 4, 1867 –
November 29, 1867
 
Alexander H. Bailey
Republican November 30, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ellis H. Roberts
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Clinton L. Merriam
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 20th district. [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel F. Miller
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Solomon Bundy
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David Wilber
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ferris Jacobs Jr.
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George W. Ray
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Frederick A. Johnson Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 18th district.
 
John H. Moffitt
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Wever
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
 
Simon J. Schermerhorn
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
David F. Wilber
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John K. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
All of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Putnam counties
 
John H. Ketcham
Republican March 4, 1903 –
November 4, 1906
Redistricted from the 18th district.
Died.
Vacant November 5, 1906 –
March 3, 1907
 
Samuel McMillan
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hamilton Fish II
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard E. Connell
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
October 30, 1912
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 31, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
 
Henry George Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from the 17th district. Parts of New York
 
G. Murray Hulbert
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
January 1, 1918
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Commissioner of Docks and Director of the Port of New York City
Vacant January 2, 1918 –
March 5, 1918
 
Jerome F. Donovan
Democratic March 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martin C. Ansorge
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Royal H. Weller
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 1, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 2, 1929 –
November 4, 1929
 
Joseph A. Gavagan
Democratic November 5, 1929 –
December 30, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after being elected justice of New York Supreme Court
Vacant December 31, 1943 –
February 28, 1944
 
James H. Torrens
Democratic February 29, 1944 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob K. Javits
Republican January 3, 1947 –
December 31, 1954
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after being elected as New York State Attorney General
Vacant January 1, 1955 –
January 2, 1955
 
Herbert Zelenko
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James C. Healey
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 22nd district. Parts of Bronx
 
James H. Scheuer
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Parts of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens
 
Herman Badillo
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
December 31, 1977
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
Resigned to become Deputy Mayor of New York City
Parts of Bronx
Vacant January 1, 1978 –
February 20, 1978
 
Robert Garcia
Democratic February 21, 1978 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district.
 
Hamilton Fish IV
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 25th district.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
All of Putnam; Parts of Dutchess, Orange, Westchester
 
Mike McNulty
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 23rd district.
Retired.
All of Albany, Schenectady; Parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
All of Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie; Parts of Fulton, Rensselaer, Saratoga
 
Paul Tonko
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 20th district.
 
Bill Owens
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Redistricted from the 23rd district,
Re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
All of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington; Parts of Herkimer, Saratoga
 
Elise Stefanik
Republican January 3, 2015 –
Present
Elected in 2014

Recent election resultsEdit

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").

U.S. House of Representatives election, 1996: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 158,491 66.1
Republican Nancy Norman 64,471 26.9
Liberal Lee H. Wasserman 16,794 7.0
Majority 94,020 39.2
Turnout 239,756 100
U.S. House of Representatives election, 1998: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 146,729 74.2 +8.1
Republican Lauren Ayers 50,931 25.8 -1.1
Majority 95,798 48.5 +9.3
Turnout 197,660 100 -17.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2000: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 175,339 74.4 +0.2
Republican Thomas G. Pillsworth 60,333 25.6 -0.2
Majority 115,006 48.8 +0.3
Turnout 235,672 100 +19.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2002: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 161,329 75.1 +0.7
Republican Charles B. Rosenstein 53,525 24.9 -0.7
Majority 107,804 50.2 +1.4
Turnout 214,854 100 -8.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2004: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 194,033 70.8 -4.3
Republican Warren Redlich 80,121 29.2 +4.3
Majority 113,912 41.6 -8.6
Turnout 274,154 100 +27.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2006: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 167,604 78.2 +7.4
Republican Warren Redlich 46,752 21.8 -7.4
Majority 120,852 56.4 +14.8
Turnout 214,356 100 -21.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2008: New York's 21st district[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Paul D. Tonko 105,313 61.8 -16.4
Republican Jim Burhmaster 57,086 35.4 +13.6
Independence Philip Steck 5,025 2.8 +2.8
Majority 43,202 23.6 -32.8
Turnout 167,424 100 -12.9
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2010: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Paul D. Tonko 124,889 56.9 -4.9
Republican Theodore J. Danz, Jr. 85,752 43.1 +7.7
Majority 39,137 13.8 -9.8
Turnout 219,425 100 +31.1
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2012: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Owens 126,631 47.1 -9.8
Republican Matt Doheny 121,646 45.3 +2.2
Green Donald L. Hassig 4,174 1.6 +1.6
Majority 4,985 1.8 -12
Turnout 268,784 100 +22.5
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2014: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Elise Stefanik 96,226 53 +7.7
Democratic Aaron G. Woolf 53,140 29.3 -17.8
Green Matthew J. Funiciello 19,238 10.6 +9
Majority 43,086 23.7 +21.9
Turnout 181,558 100 -32.5
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2016: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Elise Stefanik 177,886 65.3 +12.3
Democratic Mike Derrick 82,161 30.2 +0.9
Green Matthew J. Funiciello 12,452 4.6 -6
Majority 95,725 35.1 +11.4
Turnout 272,499 100 +50.1
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2018: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Elise Stefanik 131,981 56.1 -9.2
Democratic Tedra Cobb 99,791 42.4 +12.2
Green Lynn Kahn 3,437 1.5 -3.1
Majority 32,190 13.7 -61
Turnout 235,209 100 -13.7

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Inline referencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=21
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Stanforth, Lauren; Carol DeMare (November 5, 2008). "Tonko cruises to win in 21st Congressional District". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  4. ^ Neuman, William (November 5, 2008). "Election Results 2008: New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.

BibliographyEdit

Coordinates: 44°00′30″N 74°36′33″W / 44.00833°N 74.60917°W / 44.00833; -74.60917