New York's 29th congressional district

The 29th congressional district of New York is an obsolete congressional district for the United States House of Representatives which most recently included a portion of the Appalachian mountains in New York known as the "Southern Tier." It was most recently represented by Tom Reed. This district number became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as a result of the 2010 Census. Most of the former 29th district remained intact and was to be renumbered as the 23rd district.

The district from 2003 to 2013

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 40 - 33%
1996 President Clinton 51 - 35%
2000 President Bush 53 - 43%
2004 President Bush 56 - 42%
2008 President McCain 51 - 48%

ComponentsEdit

The 29th district was centered in Buffalo and Niagara Falls in the 1990s (represented by John LaFalce); that district was dismantled and parceled out to the present 27th and 28th Districts. In the 1980s this district was centered in suburban Rochester. During the 1970s the district was congruent to the present upper Hudson Valley 20th District.

The far southern tier district was numbered the 31st District in the 1990s and the 34th District in the 1980s, when Amo Houghton represented it. During the 1970s this area was primarily in the 39th District. Prior versions of this district included Chautauqua county; suburban Rochester had never been in a southern tier district until the 2002 remap. The result was that the district changed from a "packed" Republican district to a "cracked" district. The 2008 elections reversed the crack, meaning that the heavily Democratic and suburban Monroe County votes were able to swing the district in their favor, leaving most of the rest of the expansive district out of influence, though not without help from an unexplained vote shift in Cattaraugus County. Former Corning Mayor Tom Reed, a Republican, was sworn in on Nov. 18, 2010 to fill out the term of Democrat Eric Massa, who resigned. Reed was elected to a full two-year term in the 112th Congress.

1913–1945:

All of Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Rensselaer

1945–1953:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1953–1963:

All of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster

1963–1969:

All of Albany, Schenectady
Parts of Rensselaer

1969–1971:

All of Albany, Schenectady

1971–1973:

All of Schenectady
Parts of Albany, Montgomery

1973–1983:

All of Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Albany, Columbia, Essex

1983–1993:

All of Cayuga, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne
Parts of Monroe, Oneida

1993–2003:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

2003–2013:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
Parts of Monroe, Ontario

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
Isaac Wilson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
January 7, 1824
18th Lost election contest
Parmenio Adams Adams-Clay
Republican
January 7, 1824 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Won election contest
Re-elected in 1824.
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
David Ellicott Evans Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 2, 1827
20th Elected in 1826.
Resigned.
Vacant May 3, 1827 –
December 3, 1827
Phineas L. Tracy Anti-Jacksonian December 3, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th
21st
22nd
Elected to finish Evans's term.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
George W. Lay Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd
24th
Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
William Patterson Whig March 4, 1837 –
August 14, 1838
25th Elected in 1836.
Died.
Vacant August 14, 1838 –
November 6, 1838

Harvey Putnam
Whig November 7, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Patterson's term.
[data unknown/missing]
Seth M. Gates Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
Charles H. Carroll Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
Robert L. Rose Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
Jerediah Horsford Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Azariah Boody
Whig March 4, 1853 –
October, 1853
33rd Elected in 1852.
Resigned.
Vacant October 1853 –
November 7, 1853
Davis Carpenter Whig November 8, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected to finish Boody's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Williams
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Samuel G. Andrews
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Alfred Ely
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Augustus Frank
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1862.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Burt Van Horn
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Fisher
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Seth Wakeman
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Freeman Clarke
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 28th district and re-elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles C.B. Walker
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John N. Hungerford
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
 
David P. Richardson
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Arnot Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
 
Ira Davenport
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Raines
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles W. Gillet
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 33rd district.
 
Michael E. Driscoll
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Redistricted from the 27th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James S. Parker
Republican March 4, 1913 –
December 19, 1933
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Died.
Vacant December 19, 1933 –
January 29, 1934
73rd
 
William D. Thomas
Republican January 30, 1934 –
May 17, 1936
73rd
74th
Elected to finish Parker's term.
Re-elected in 1934.
Died.
Vacant May 18, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
74th
 
E. Harold Cluett
Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Dean P. Taylor
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 33rd district.
 
Augustus W. Bennet
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Katharine St. George
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
 
J. Ernest Wharton
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
 
Leo W. O'Brien
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 30, 1966
88th
89th
Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1966 –
January 2, 1967
89th
 
Daniel E. Button
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Samuel S. Stratton
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
 
Carleton J. King
Republican January 3, 1973 –
December 31, 1974
93rd Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1972.
Resigned.
Vacant January 1, 1975 –
January 2, 1975
 
Edward W. Pattison
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Gerald Solomon
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Frank Horton
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 34th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John J. LaFalce
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 32nd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Amo Houghton
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 2002.
Retired.
 
Randy Kuhl
Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
109th
110th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Lost re-election.
 
Eric Massa
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
March 8, 2010
111th Elected in 2008.
Resigned.
Vacant March 8, 2010 –
November 18, 2010
 
Tom Reed
Republican November 18, 2010 –
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
Elected to finish Massa's term,
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
District eliminated January 3, 2013

Recent election resultsEdit

Following are the results of the elections of 1996 through 2008.

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. Therefore, the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 1996: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce (incumbent) 132,317 62.0
Republican David B. Callard 81,135 38.0
Majority 51,182 24.0
Turnout 213,452 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce (incumbent) 97,235 57.0 -5.0
Republican Chris Collins 56,443 40.7 +2.7
Right to Life David E. Denzel 3,813 2.2 +2.2
Majority 27,754 16.3 +7.7
Turnout 170,529 100 -20.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce (incumbent) 128,328 61.3 +4.3
Republican Brett M. Sommer 81,159 38.7 -2.0
Majority 47,169 22.5 +6.2
Turnout 209,487 100 +22.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 127,657 73.1 +34.4
Democratic Kisun J. Peters 37,128 21.3 -40.0
Right to Life Wendy M. Johnson 5,836 3.3 +3.3
Green Rachel Treichler 4,010 2.3 +2.3
Majority 90,529 51.8 +29.3
Turnout 174,631 100 -16.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Kuhl 136,883 50.7 -22.4
Democratic Samara Barend 110,241 40.8 +19.5
Conservative Mark W. Assini 17,272 6.4 +6.4
Independence John Ciampoli 5,819 2.2 +2.2
Majority 26,642 9.9 -41.9
Turnout 270,215 100 +54.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Kuhl (incumbent) 106,077 51.5 +0.8
Democratic Eric Massa 100,044 48.5 +7.7
Majority 6,033 2.9 -7.0
Turnout 206,121 100 -23.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eric Massa 140,529 51.0 +2.5
Republican Randy Kuhl (incumbent) 135,199 49.0 -2.5
Majority 5,330 1.9 -1.0
Turnout 275,728 100 +33.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • New York State Board of Elections 2008 Election Results
  • 2006 Election Statistics (House), Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 2006 House election data
  • 2004 House election data
  • 2002 House election data
  • 2000 House election data
  • 1998 House election data
  • 1996 House election data

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