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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 M. Rice
DGarden City
Median income$102,205[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+4[2]

Contents

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 Electoral history
 
John Hathorn
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
 
Cornelius C. Schoonmaker
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1790.
Lost re-election.
Peter Van Gaasbeck Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Retired.
 
John Hathorn
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Elected in 1794.
Retired.
Lucas Elmendorf Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Retired.
 
Philip Van Cortlandt
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
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
Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas J. Oakley
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham H. Schenck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
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
Elected to finish Lee's term and seated December 1, 1817.
Randall S. Street Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4 –
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
Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Joel Frost Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822.
Retired.
 
Aaron Ward
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Henry B. Cowles Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Aaron Ward
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gouverneur Kemble
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Aaron Ward
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William B. Maclay
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Walter Underhill
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Henry Hobart Haws Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Michael Walsh
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Kelly
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
December 25, 1858
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 25, 1858 –
January 17, 1859
 
Thomas J. Barr
Independent Democrat January 17, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Kerrigan Independent Democrat March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin Wood
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from 3rd district
Morgan Jones Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Fox
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert B. Roosevelt
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip S. Crooke
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Archibald M. Bliss
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Felix Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 2nd district
 
Peter P. Mahoney
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Clancy
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 2nd district
 
William J. Coombs
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 3rd district
 
Israel F. Fischer
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bertram T. Clayton
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harry A. Hanbury
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Redistricted from 5th district
 
Charles B. Law
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 3rd district
 
Harry H. Dale
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
January 6, 1919
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 1, 1944 –
June 6, 1944
 
John J. Rooney
Democratic June 6, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 12th district
 
William B. Barry
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
October 20, 1946
Redistricted from 2nd district
Died.
Vacant October 21, 1946 –
January 2, 1947
Gregory McMahon Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
L. Gary Clemente
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Henry J. Latham
Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1958
Redistricted from 3rd district
Resigned.
Vacant January 1, 1959 –
January 2, 1959
 
Seymour Halpern
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 6th district
 
John W. Wydler
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 5th district
 
Norman F. Lent
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from 5th district
Retired.
 
David A. Levy
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Daniel Frisa
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Carolyn McCarthy
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2015
Elected in 1996.
Retired.
 
Kathleen Rice
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
present
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. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.ballotpedia.org
  4. ^ http://www.ballotpedia.org