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New York's 4th congressional district

The 4th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in central and southern Nassau County. It includes the communities of Baldwin, Bellmore, East Rockaway, East Meadow, the Five Towns, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Garden City, Hempstead, Long Beach, Malverne, Freeport, Merrick, Mineola, Carle Place, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Westbury and parts of Valley Stream. Democrat Kathleen Rice has represented the district since 2015.

New York's 4th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Kathleen Rice
DGarden City
Distribution
  • 99.97% urban
  • 0.03% rural
Population (2010)717,708[1]
Median income$102,205[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+4[3]

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 47–41%
1996 President Clinton 56–36%
2000 President Gore 59–38%
2004 President Kerry 55–44%
2008 President Obama 55–44%
2012 President Obama 56–43%
2016 President Clinton 53–44%

Components: past and presentEdit

  • 1789–1913:
Parts of Manhattan
  • 1913–1945:
Parts of Brooklyn
  • 1945–1963:
Parts of Queens
  • 1963–present:
Parts of Nassau County

In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s much of this area was in the 5th District. The 4th District then included many towns in eastern Nassau County now in the 3rd District.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
John Hathorn
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1st Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
 
Cornelius C. Schoonmaker
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
2nd Elected in 1790.
Lost re-election.
Peter Van Gaasbeck Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Elected in 1793.
Retired.
 
John Hathorn
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
4th Elected in 1794.
Retired.
Lucas Elmendorf Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
5th
6th
7th
Elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Retired.
 
Philip Van Cortlandt
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
8th
9th
10th
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Emott Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
11th
12th
Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas J. Oakley
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham H. Schenck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1817 –
June 6, 1817
Henry B. Lee was elected in 1816 but died September 16, 1816, before the term.
 
James Tallmadge Jr.
Democratic-Republican June 6, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected to finish Lee's term and seated December 1, 1817.
Randall S. Street Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant ???? –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
William W. Van Wyck Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Joel Frost Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
Retired.
 
Aaron Ward
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Henry B. Cowles Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Aaron Ward
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
22nd
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gouverneur Kemble
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Aaron Ward
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William B. Maclay
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Walter Underhill
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
John Henry Hobart Haws Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Michael Walsh
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Kelly
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
December 25, 1858
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 25, 1858 –
January 17, 1859
 
Thomas J. Barr
Independent Democrat January 17, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Kerrigan Independent Democrat March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin Wood
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from 3rd district
Morgan Jones Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Fox
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert B. Roosevelt
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip S. Crooke
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Archibald M. Bliss
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Felix Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 2nd district
 
Peter P. Mahoney
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Clancy
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 2nd district
 
William J. Coombs
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from 3rd district
 
Israel F. Fischer
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bertram T. Clayton
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harry A. Hanbury
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from 5th district
 
Charles B. Law
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 3rd district
 
Harry H. Dale
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
January 6, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become judge of magistrate's court
Vacant January 6, 1919 –
March 3, 1919
 
Thomas H. Cullen
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 1, 1944
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 1, 1944 –
June 6, 1944
 
John J. Rooney
Democratic June 6, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 12th district
 
William B. Barry
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
October 20, 1946
79th Redistricted from 2nd district
Died.
Vacant October 21, 1946 –
January 2, 1947
Gregory McMahon Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
L. Gary Clemente
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Henry J. Latham
Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1958
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from 3rd district
Resigned.
Vacant January 1, 1959 –
January 2, 1959
 
Seymour Halpern
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 6th district
 
John W. Wydler
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 5th district
 
Norman F. Lent
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1993
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from 5th district
Retired.
 
David A. Levy
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Daniel Frisa
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Carolyn McCarthy
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2015
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected in 1996.
Retired.
 
Kathleen Rice
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.

Election resultsEdit

In New York electoral politics there are numerous smaller parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties 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, 1996: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 127,060 57.5
Republican Daniel Frisa 89,542 40.5
Right to Life Vincent P. Garbitelli 3,252 1.5
Liberal Robert S. Berkowitz 1,162 0.5
Majority 37,518 17.0
Turnout 221,016 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 90,256 52.6 -4.9
Republican Gregory R. Becker 79,984 46.6 +6.1
Liberal Patricia M. Maher 1,343 0.8 +0.3
Majority 10,272 6.0 -11.0
Turnout 171,583 100 -22.4
US House election, 2000: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 136,703 60.6 +8.0
Republican Gregory R. Becker 87,830 38.9 -7.7
Liberal Barbara Vitanza 1,222 0.5 -0.3
Majority 48,873 21.6 +15.6
Turnout 225,755 100 +31.6
US House election, 2002: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 94,806 56.3 -4.3
Republican Marilyn F. O'Grady 72,882 43.2 +4.3
Green Tim Derham 852 0.5 +0.5
Majority 21,924 13.0 -8.6
Turnout 168,540 100 -25.3
US House election, 2004: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 159,969 63.0 +6.7
Republican James Garner 94,141 37.0 -6.2
Majority 65,828 25.9 +12.9
Turnout 254,110 100 +50.8
US House election, 2006: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 101,861 64.9 +1.9
Republican Martin W. Blessinger 55,050 35.1 -1.9
Majority 46,811 29.8 +3.9
Turnout 156,911 100 -38.3
US House election, 2008: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 164,028 64.0 -0.9
Republican Jack Martins 92,242 36.0 +0.9
Majority 71,786 28 -1.8
Turnout 256,270 100 +63.3
US House election, 2010: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 94,483 53.6 -10.4
Republican Fran Becker 81,718 46.4 +10.4
Majority 12,765 7.2 -20.8
Turnout 176,201 100 -31.2
US House election, 2012: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy (incumbent) 163,955 61.8 +8.2
Republican Fran Becker 85,693 32.3 -14.1
Conservative Frank Scaturro 15,603 5.9 +5.9
Majority 62,659 23.6 +16.4
Turnout 265,251 100 +50.5
US House election, 2014: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kathleen M. Rice 89,793 51.2 -10.6
Republican Bruce Blakeman 80,127 45.7 +13.4
US House election, 2016: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kathleen Rice (incumbent) 185,286 59.5 +8.3
Republican David Gurfein 125,865 40.5 -5.2
US House election, 2018: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kathleen Rice (incumbent) 159,535 61.0 +1.5
Republican Ameer Benno 100,571 39.0 -1.5

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New York congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". United States Census Bureau. June 8, 2017. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=04
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.ballotpedia.org
  5. ^ http://www.ballotpedia.org