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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.

New York's 5th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
New York's 5th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Gregory Meeks
DQueens
Median income$70,481[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+37[2]

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

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 52–35%
1996 President Clinton 60–32%
2000 President Gore 67–30%
2004 President Kerry 63–36%
2008 President Obama 63–36%
2012 President Obama 91–9%
2016 President Clinton 86–13%

Components: past and presentEdit

1789–1913:

Parts of Manhattan

1913–45:

Parts of Brooklyn

1945–63:

Parts of Queens

1963–93:

Parts of Nassau

1993–2003:

Parts of Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

2003–present:

Parts of Nassau, Queens

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.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
Peter Silvester
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
1st
2nd
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Retired.
 
Theodorus Bailey
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Lost re-election.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
David Brooks Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
5th Elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
 
Theodorus Bailey
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Elected in 1798.
Retired.
 
Thomas Tillotson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
August 10, 1801
7th Elected in 1800.
Resigned to become N.Y. Secretary of State.
Vacant August 10, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
 
Theodorus Bailey
Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected to finish Tillotson's term.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Andrew McCord Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1802.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Blake Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
9th
10th
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Thomas B. Cooke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas P. Grosvenor Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip J. Schuyler
Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Retired.
James Strong Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
Walter Patterson Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
[Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Van Wyck Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Bartow White Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19th Elected in 1824.
Retired.
 
Thomas J. Oakley
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 9, 1828
20th Elected in 1826.
Resigned to become judge of the Superior Court of New York City.
Vacant May 9, 1828 –
December 1, 1828
Thomas Taber II Jacksonian December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected only to finish Oakley's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edmund H. Pendleton
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Obadiah Titus Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Johnston Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Moses G. Leonard
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas M. Woodruff American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick A. Tallmadge
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Briggs
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William M. Tweed
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Whitney American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William B. Maclay
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Wall
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Fernando Wood
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nelson Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Morrissey
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William R. Roberts
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edwin R. Meade
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin Wood
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
Archibald M. Bliss
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas F. Magner
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
John H. Graham
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles G. Bennett
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Edward M. Bassett
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George E. Waldo
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard Young
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Cox Redfield
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James P. Maher
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
John B. Johnston
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ardolph L. Kline
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Loring M. Black Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Marcellus H. Evans
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James J. Heffernan
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
James A. Roe
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert T. Ross
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
T. Vincent Quinn
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 30, 1951
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 31, 1951 –
February 18, 1952
 
Robert T. Ross
Republican February 19, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
82nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Albert H. Bosch
Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1960
83rd
84th
85th
86th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 1, 1961 –
January 2, 1961
 
Joseph P. Addabbo
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Frank J. Becker
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 3rd district.
 
Herbert Tenzer
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
89th
90th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Allard K. Lowenstein
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
91st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Norman F. Lent
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
John W. Wydler
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Redistricted from the 4th district.
 
Raymond J. McGrath
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gary Ackerman
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
 
Gregory Meeks
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 6th district.

Living former membersEdit

As of May 2017, there are two living former members from the district. The most recent to die was Norman F. Lent (served 1973–1993) on June 11, 2012. The most recently serving representative to die was John W. Wydler (served 1973–1981) on August 4, 1987.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Raymond J. McGrath 1981–1993 (1942-03-27) March 27, 1942 (age 77)
Gary Ackerman 1993–2013 (1942-11-19) November 19, 1942 (age 76)

Election resultsEdit

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").

US House election, 2010: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 72,239 63.1 −7.9
Republican James Milano 41,493 36.2 +9.1
Tax Revolt Party Elizabeth Berney 798 0.7 +0.7
Majority 30,746 26.8 −17.1
Turnout 114,530 100 −27.9
US House election, 2008: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 112,724 71.0 −29.0
Republican Elizabeth Berney 43,039 27.1 +27.1
Conservative Jun Policarpio 3,010 1.9 +1.9
Majority 69,685 43.9 −56.1
Turnout 158,773 100 +105.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 77,190 100 +28.7
Majority 77,190 100 +56.6
Turnout 77,190 100 −54.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 119,726 71.3 −21.0
Republican Stephen Graves 46,867 27.9 +27.9
Independent Gonzalo Policarpio 1,248 0.7 +0.7
Majority 72,859 43.4 −41.2
Turnout 167,841 100 +125.3
US House election, 2002: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 68,773 92.3 +24.3
Conservative Perry S. Reich 5,718 7.7 +7.7
Majority 63,055 84.6 +46.8
Turnout 74,491 100 −63.2
US House election, 2000: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 137,684 68.0 +3.0
Republican Edward Elkowitz 61,084 30.1 −3.0
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 3,846 1.9 −0.0
Majority 76,600 37.8 +5.9
Turnout 202,614 100 +35.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 97,404 65.0 +1.3
Republican David C. Pinzon 49,586 33.1 −1.9
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 2,872 1.9 +0.6
Majority 47,818 31.9 +3.2
Turnout 149,862 100 −24.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 125,918 63.7
Republican Grant M. Lally 69,244 35.0
Right to Life Andrew J. Duff 2,623 1.3
Majority 56,674 28.7
Turnout 197,785 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William R. Roberts 14,566 85.6
Republican James A. Briggs 2,287 13.5
Tammany Republican George W. Gibbons 157 0.9
Majority 12,279 72.1
Turnout 17,010 100

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ 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)

ReferencesEdit