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New York's 2nd congressional district

New York's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives along the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. Peter T. King has been representing the district since 2013.

New York's 2nd congressional district
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New York's 2nd congressional district since January 3, 2013
U.S. RepresentativePeter T. King (RSeaford)
Median income$97,387[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[2]

Nassau County communities in the 2nd district include Levittown, North Wantagh, Seaford, South Farmingdale and Massapequa. Suffolk County communities include Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Gilgo, West Babylon, Wyandanch, North Babylon, Babylon, Baywood, Brentwood, Brightwaters, Central Islip, Islip, Great River, Ocean Beach, Oakdale, West Sayville, Bohemia, West Islip and Ronkonkoma.

From 2003 to 2013 it included all of the town of Huntington and parts of the towns of Babylon, Islip and Smithtown in Suffolk County as well as part of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. It comprised such communities as Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, Commack, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Huntington, Melville, North Amityville, Northport, Oakdale, Plainview, Ronkonkoma, Sayville and Wyandanch. Much of this area is now the 3rd congressional district, while most of the territory currently in the 2nd district was located in the 3rd district.[citation needed]

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40–40%
1996 President Clinton 54–34%
2000 President Gore 57–39%
2004 President Kerry 53–45%
2008 President Obama 51–48%
2012 President Obama 52–47%
2016 President Trump 53–44%

Components: past and presentEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

1789–1805: one seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
 
John Laurance
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Retired.
 
John Watts
Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
 
Edward Livingston
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
Elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel L. Mitchill
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Joshua Sands
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1802.
Retired.

1805–1809: Two seats on general ticket with 3rd districtEdit

Gurdon S. Mumford is usually[by whom?] listed as member from the 2nd district, and George Clinton Jr. from the 3rd district, because Clinton was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Mitchill to the U.S. Senate, and Mitchill had been elected previously in the 3rd district. However, in 1804 Mitchill was already re-elected on the 2nd/3rd general ticket, and both Clinton and Mumford were elected in special elections, receiving votes in both districts.

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-
Republican
Daniel D. Tompkins was elected in 1804 but declined the seat when appointed to the New York Supreme Court.
Elected to begin Tompkins's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
 
George Clinton Jr.
Democratic-
Republican
Samuel L. Mitchill (previously of the 3rd district) was re-elected in 1804 but resigned November 22, 1804 when elected U.S. Senator.
Elected to begin Mitchell's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
The districts were separated again, and a second seat was added to the 2nd district.

The districts were separated in 1809.

1809–1823: two seatsEdit

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the second district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
11th March 4, 1809 –
1810
Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-Republican Re-elected in 1808.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Denning
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Never took his seat resigned.
1810 –
December 4, 1810
Vacant
December 4, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
 
Samuel L. Mitchill
Democratic-Republican Elected April 24–26, 1810 to finish Denning's term and seated December 4, 1810.
Also elected the same day in 1810 to the next term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
12th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
 
William Paulding Jr.
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
13th March 4, 1813 –
August 2, 1813
 
Egbert Benson
Federalist Elected in 1812.
Resigned.
Jotham Post Jr. Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
August 2, 1813 –
January 22, 1814
Vacant
January 22, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
William Irving Democratic-Republican Elected December 28–30, 1813 to finish Benson's term and was seated January 22, 1814.
Re-elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
14th March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Peter H. Wendover Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
 
Henry Meigs
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
17th March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
 
Churchill C. Cambreleng
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
John J. Morgan Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.

1823–present: one seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Jacob Tyson Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joshua Sands
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing.]
John J. Wood Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob Crocheron Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
John T. Bergen Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac B. Van Houten Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Barton Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham Vanderveer Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
James De la Montanya Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Egbert Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry C. Murphy
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry J. Seaman Know Nothing March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry C. Murphy
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David A. Bokee
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Obadiah Bowne Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas W. Cumming Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James S.T. Stranahan
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Humphrey
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Moses F. Odell
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martin Kalbfleisch
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Teunis G. Bergen
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Demas Barnes
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John G. Schumaker
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas Kinsella
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John G. Schumaker
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William D. Veeder
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Daniel O'Reilly
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William E. Robinson
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Felix Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 4th district.
 
David A. Boody
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
October 13, 1891
Resigned to become railroad commissioner of New York State.
Vacant October 13, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
 
Alfred C. Chapin
Democratic November 3, 1891 –
November 16, 1892
Resigned.
Vacant November 16, 1892 –
March 3, 1893
 
John M. Clancy
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from the 4th district.
 
Denis M. Hurley
Republican March 4, 1895 –
February 26, 1899
Died.
Vacant February 26, 1899 –
March 3, 1899
 
John J. Fitzgerald
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
George H. Lindsay
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted from the 6th district.
 
Denis O'Leary
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 31, 1914
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1914 –
March 3, 1915
 
C. Pope Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Kindred
Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William F. Brunner
Democratic March 4, 1929 –
September 27, 1935
Resigned upon election as sheriff of Queens County.
Vacant September 27, 1935 –
November 5, 1935
 
William B. Barry
Democratic November 5, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Leonard W. Hall
Republican January 3, 1945 –
December 31, 1952
Redistricted from the 1st district.
Resigned to become Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Vacant December 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
 
Steven Derounian
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
James R. Grover Jr.
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1975
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas J. Downey
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
Lost re-election.
 
Rick Lazio
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to the run for the U.S. Senate
 
Steve Israel
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Peter T. King
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 3rd district.

Recent election resultsEdit

New York election law allows for fusion voting, where a candidate can run as a member of multiple parties. The pooled vote totals for candidates are listed first, and the split of the votes among the parties they ran as is listed beneath. See below for blank, void, and scattering notes.*

New York's 2nd congressional district: Results 2000–2010[3][4][5]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
2000 Steve Israel 90,438 48% Joan B. Johnson 65,880 35% Robert Walsh Right to Life 11,224 6%
Democratic 90,438 Republican 65,880 Richard N. Thompson Conservative 10,824 6%
David A. Bishop 10,266 5%
Independence 7,595
Green 1,404
Working Families 1,267
2002 Steve Israel 85,451 58% Joseph P. Finley 59,117 40% John Keenan Green 1,558 1%
Democratic 75,845 Republican 48,239
Independence 7,632 Conservative 5,772
Working Families 1,974 Right to Life 5,106
2004 Steve Israel 161,593 67% Richard Hoffmann 80,950 33%
Democratic 147,197 Republican 72,953
Independence 9,508 Conservative 7,997
Working Families 4,888
2006 Steve Israel 105,276 70% John W. Bugler 44,212 30%
Democratic 94,100 Republican 37,671
Independence 7,443 Conservative 6,541
Working Families 3,733
2008 Steve Israel 161,279 67% Frank J. Stalzer 79,641 33%
Democratic 143,759 Republican 70,145
Independence 11,900 Conservative 9,496
Working Families 5,620
2010 Steve Israel 94,694 56% John Gomez 72,115 43% Anthony Tolda CST 1,258 1%
Democratic 84,211 Republican 53,747
Independence 6,353 Conservative 13,525
Working Families 4,130
2012 Vivianne Falcone 92,060 41% Peter T. King 131,091 59%
2018 Liuba Grechen Shirley 106,996 45% Peter T. King 122,103 53%
Democratic 102,977 Republican 107,495
Women's Equality 1,371 Conservative 11,742
Working Families 2,648 Independence 2,417

* Blank, void, and write-in candidate ("scattering") notes: In 2000, there were 37,596 BVS votes; in 2002, 14,087; in 2004, 40,937; and in 2006, 14,101. Since 2008, results were separated out, and there were 54,163 blank votes; 10 void ballots; and 12 votes cast for write-in candidates. In 2010, 7,104 were blank votes; 93 were void ballots; and thirty were votes cast for write-in candidates.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  4. ^ New York State Board of Elections 2008 Election Results page
  5. ^ New York State Board of Elections 2010 Election Results page

ReferencesEdit