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New York's 6th congressional district

New York's Sixth 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 US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Grace Meng
DQueens
Median income$62,278[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+16[2]

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.

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Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
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.

1789–1913:

Parts of Manhattan

1913-1945:

Parts of Brooklyn

1945-1973:

Parts of Queens

1973-1983:

Parts of Nassau, Queens

1983–present:

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.

Cong
ress
Years Representative Party Electoral history  
1st March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
 
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
Anti-
Administration
Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
2nd March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
James Gordon Pro-
Administration
Elected in 1790.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
3rd March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Ezekiel Gilbert Pro-
Administration
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Retired.
4th March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Federalist
5th March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
 
Hezekiah L. Hosmer
Federalist Re-elected in 1796.
Retired.
6th
7th
March 4, 1799 –
July 25, 1801
John Bird Federalist Elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Resigned.
7th July 25, 1801 –
October 6, 1801
Vacant
October 6, 1801 –
January 17, 1803
 
John Peter Van Ness
Democratic-
Republican
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
Vacant
8th March 4, 1803 –
April 26, 1803
Isaac Bloom Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1802.
Died.
April 26, 1803 –
October 17, 1803
Vacant
8th
9th
10th
October 17, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Daniel C. Verplanck Democratic-
Republican
Elected to finish Bloom's term.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
11th March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
 
Herman Knickerbocker
Federalist Elected in 1808.
Retired.
Robert Le Roy Livingston Federalist Elected in 1808.
Resigned.
12th March 4, 1811 –
May 6, 1812
Asa Fitch Federalist Elected in 1810.
Retired.
May 6, 1812 –
January 29, 1813
Vacant
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

Representative Party Years Electoral history Location
 
Jonathan Fisk
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 21, 1815
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Resigned to become U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
1813–1823
Orange County
Vacant March 21, 1815 –
December 4, 1815
 
James W. Wilkin
Democratic-
Republican
December 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
Elected April 1815 to finish Fisk's term and seated December 4, 1815.
Re-elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Walter Case Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Selah Tuthill (DR) was elected late in April 1821 and died September 7, 1821. It is unclear if/when he received his credentials.
Charles Borland Jr. Democratic-
Republican
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected November 8, 1821 to finish Tuthill's term and seated December 3, 1821.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hector Craig Jacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822.
Lost re-election.
1823–1833
Orange County
John Hallock Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Hector Craig Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
July 12, 1830
Elected in 1828.
Resigned.
Vacant July 12, 1830 –
December 6, 1830
Samuel W. Eager Anti-Jacksonian December 6, 1830 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel J. Wilkin
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Brown
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Nathaniel Jones Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
James G. Clinton Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Hamilton Fish
Whig December 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Campbell
Know Nothing March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
David S. Jackson Democratic March 4, 1847 –
April 19, 1848
Declared vacant due to contested election
Vacant April 19, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
 
Horace Greeley
Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Brooks
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Wheeler
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Cochrane
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick A. Conkling
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Elijah Ward
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 7th district.
 
Henry J. Raymond
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas E. Stewart Conservative
Republican
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel S. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James Brooks
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
April 30, 1873
Redistricted from the 8th district.
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1873 –
November 4, 1873
 
Samuel S. Cox
Democratic November 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 5th district.
 
Amos J. Cummings
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted from the 5th district.
 
Frank T. Fitzgerald
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
November 4, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become register of New York County.
Vacant November 4, 1889 –
December 9, 1889
 
Charles H. Turner
Democratic December 9, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John R. Fellows
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 14th district.
 
Thomas F. Magner
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from the 5th district.
 
James R. Howe
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mitchell May
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George H. Lindsay
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
Robert Baker
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William M. Calder
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick W. Rowe
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Warren I. Lee
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles I. Stengle
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Andrew L. Somers
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
James J. Delaney
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.] 1945–1973
Parts of Queens
 
Robert Nodar Jr.
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James J. Delaney
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Lester Holtzman
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant January 1, 1962 –
February 19, 1962
 
Benjamin S. Rosenthal
Democratic February 20, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Seymour Halpern
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 4th district.
 
Lester L. Wolff
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from the 3rd district. 1973–1983
Parts of Nassau County and Queens
 
John LeBoutillier
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost re-election.
 
Joseph P. Addabbo
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
April 10, 1986
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died.
1983–1993
Parts of Queens
Vacant April 11, 1986 –
June 9, 1986
 
Alton Waldon
Democratic June 10, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
Elected to finish Addabbo's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Floyd Flake
Democratic January 3, 1987 –
November 17, 1997
Elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Resigned to return to work at his church.
2003–2013
Parts of Queens
 
Vacant November 18, 1997 –
February 2, 1998
 
Gregory Meeks
Democratic February 3, 1998 –
January 3, 2013
Elected to finish Flake's term.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Grace Meng
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2018.[3]
2013–present
Parts of Queens
 

Election resultsEdit

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").

US House election, 1996: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Floyd Flake 102,799 84.9
Republican Jorawar Misir 18,348 15.1
Majority 84,451 69.7
Turnout 121,147 100
Special Election 1998: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 14,224 56.5 -28.4
Conservative Alton Waldon 5,229 20.8 +20.8
21st Century Barbara M. Clark 3,305 13.1 +13.1
Republican Celestine Miller 2,209 8.8 -6.3
Right to Life Mary Cronin 206 0.8 +0.8
Majority 8,995 35.7 -34.0
Turnout 25,173 100 -79.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 76,122 100 +43.5
Majority 76,122 100 +64.3
Turnout 76,122 100 +202.4
US House election, 2000: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 120,818 100 0.0
Majority 120,818 100 0.0
Turnout 120,818 100 +58.7
US House election, 2002: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 72,799 96.5 -3.5
Independence Ray Clarke 2,632 3.5 +3.5
Majority 70,167 93.0 -7.0
Turnout 75,431 100 -37.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 129,688 100 +3.5
Majority 129,688 100 +7.0
Turnout 129,688 100 +71.9
US House election, 2006: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 69,405 100 0.0
Majority 69,405 100 0.0
Turnout 69,405 100 -46.5
US House election, 2008: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 141,180 100 0.0
Majority 141,180 100 0.0
Turnout 141,180 100 +103.4
US House election, 2010: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gregory Meeks 85,096 87.8 -12.2
Republican Asher E. Taub 11,826 12.2 +12.2
Majority 73,270 75.6 -24.4
Turnout 96,922 100 -31.3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
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