New York's 6th congressional district
New York's 6th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City, located entirely within Queens. It is represented by Democrat Grace Meng.
|New York's 6th congressional district|
New York 's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
The district includes several racially and ethnically diverse Queens neighborhoods, including Auburndale, Bayside, Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, Middle Village, Murray Hill, and Rego Park.
From 2003-2013, the district included most of Southeastern Queens including the neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. The district comprised mainly middle-class minority communities, but also included a part of Howard Beach known as Old Howard Beach.
Recent election results from presidential racesEdit
|1992||President||Clinton 75 - 18%|
|1996||President||Clinton 85 - 11%|
|2000||President||Gore 87 - 11%|
|2004||President||Kerry 84 - 15%|
|2008||President||Obama 63 - 36%|
|2012||President||Obama 68 - 31%|
|2016||President||Clinton 65 - 32%|
Components: Past and PresentEdit
Various New York districts have been numbered "6" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.
- Parts of Manhattan
- Parts of Brooklyn
- Parts of Queens
- Parts of Queens
List of members representing the districtEdit
The 6th District was located in northern Queens and adjacent Nassau county until 1982, covering the same territory now in the 5th District. This part of Queens had been in the 7th District prior to that reapportionment.
1789–1813: One, then two seatsEdit
From 1809 to 1813, two seats were elected at-large on a general ticket.
|1st||March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
|Elected in 1789.|
|2nd||March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
|Elected in 1790.|
Redistricted to the 9th district.
|3rd||March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
|Elected in 1793.|
Re-elected in 1794.
|4th||March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
|5th||March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Hezekiah L. Hosmer
|Federalist||Re-elected in 1796.|
|March 4, 1799 –
July 25, 1801
|John Bird||Federalist||Elected in 1798.|
Re-elected in 1800.
|7th||July 25, 1801 –
October 6, 1801
|October 6, 1801 –
January 17, 1803
John Peter Van Ness
|Elected to finish Bird's term.|
Seat declared forfeited from appointment as major of militia in the District of Columbia.
|January 17, 1803 –
March 3, 1803
|8th||March 4, 1803 –
April 26, 1803
|Elected in 1802.|
|April 26, 1803 –
October 17, 1803
|October 17, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
|Daniel C. Verplanck||Democratic-
|Elected to finish Bloom's term.|
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
|Years||Seat A||Seat B|
|Representative||Party||Electoral history||Representative||Party||Electoral history|
|11th||March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
|Federalist||Elected in 1808.
|Robert Le Roy Livingston||Federalist||Elected in 1808.|
|12th||March 4, 1811 –
May 6, 1812
|Asa Fitch||Federalist||Elected in 1810.|
|May 6, 1812 –
January 29, 1813
|January 29, 1813 –
March 3, 1813
|Thomas P. Grosvenor||Federalist||Elected to finish Livingston's term.|
Redistricted to the 5th district.
1813–present: One seatEdit
Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will 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").
|21st Century||Barbara M. Clark||3,305||13.1||+13.1|
|Right to Life||Mary Cronin||206||0.8||+0.8|
|Republican||Asher E. Taub||11,826||12.2||+12.2|
|Haris Bhatti Party||Haris Bhatti||2,123||1.1|
- 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
- 1996 House election data "
- 1998 House election data "
- 2000 House election data "
- 2002 House election data "
- 2004 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
- "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.
- "Congressional District 6, NY - Profile data". Census Reporter. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "New York Election Results 2018: Live Midterm Map by County & Analysis". Retrieved November 8, 2018.