New York's 5th congressional district
The 5th congressional district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives, represented by Democrat Gregory Meeks. Most of the district is in Queens, but a small portion is located in Nassau County. A plurality of the district's population is African-American.
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New York's 5th congressional district since January 3, 2013
The district includes the entire Rockaway Peninsula as well as the Queens neighborhoods of Broad Channel, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. In Nassau County, the district covers Inwood and parts of Valley Stream and Elmont.
From 2003–13, the district consisted of northeastern Queens County and northwestern Nassau County. The Queens portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, and Whitestone. The Nassau portion of the district included Albertson, Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point.
Recent election results in statewide racesEdit
Components: past and presentEdit
- Parts of Manhattan
- Parts of Brooklyn
- Parts of Queens
- Parts of Nassau
Various New York districts have been numbered "5" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.
List of members representing the districtEdit
Prior to 1992 the 5th District was centered on the south shore of Nassau County including towns mostly now in the 3rd and 4th District. The Queens portions of the 5th had been previously primarily in the 8th District of the 1980s. In general, the present 5th District greatly mirrors the 6th District from 1972 to 1982. The 1990s version of this district included northeast Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties; these areas were placed in the 2nd and 3rd District in 2002 and the 5th District gained areas in Queens formerly in the 18th District.
Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties normally 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").
|Tax Revolt Party||Elizabeth Berney||798||0.7||+0.7|
|Conservative||Perry S. Reich||5,718||7.7||+7.7|
|Right to Life||Anne T. Robinson||3,846||1.9||−0.0|
|Republican||David C. Pinzon||49,586||33.1||−1.9|
|Right to Life||Anne T. Robinson||2,872||1.9||+0.6|
|Republican||Grant M. Lally||69,244||35.0|
|Right to Life||Andrew J. Duff||2,623||1.3|
|Democratic||William R. Roberts||14,566||85.6|
|Republican||James A. Briggs||2,287||13.5|
|Tammany Republican||George W. Gibbons||157||0.9|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- "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.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Ryder, Grover (April 17, 1980). "Rep. Wydler Won't Seek a 10th Term". Daily News. New York, NY. p. NS 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- Gruson, Lindsey (June 10, 1992). "McGrath to Leave Congress, Reducing the Region's Clout". The New York Times. New York, NY. p. B-6 – via TimesMachine.
- Sisk, Richard (June 10, 1992). "He'll Trade the House for Home". Daily News. New York, NY. News Washington Bureau. p. NSL QLI 2 – via Newspapers.com.
- November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2027. Retrieved 2009-07-30.CS1 maint: others (link)
- 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
- 2004 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
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