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New York's 17th congressional district

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New York's 17th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in Southern New York. It includes all of Rockland County, and portions of central and northwestern Westchester County, including the city of White Plains and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

New York's 17th congressional district
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New York 's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Nita Lowey (DHarrison)
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+7[1]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Nita Lowey.

From 2003-2013, the 17th district encompassed portions of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Rockland County. It included the neighborhoods of Norwood, Riverdale, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn in the Bronx, the city of Mount Vernon and parts of Yonkers in Westchester, as well as Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River, and Suffern in Rockland County.


Contents

VotingEdit

Components: Past and PresentEdit

 
The district from 2003 to 2013

2013–present: map

All of Rockland
Part of Westchester

2003-2013:

Parts of Bronx, Rockland, Westchester.

1993-2003:

Parts of Bronx, Westchester.

1983-1993:

Parts of Bronx, Manhattan.

1973-1983:

All of Staten Island.
Parts of Manhattan.

1913-1973:

Parts of Manhattan.

1843-1853:

Montgomery

Various New York districts have been numbered "17" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of representativesEdit

1803–1833: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Note
District created 1803
  Oliver Phelps Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
  Silas Halsey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
  John Harris Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
District eliminated 1809
District restored 1813
  William S. Smith Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
vacant March 4, 1815 – December 13, 1815 Credentials had been issued for William S. Smith (Fed.), but Smith did not take or claim the seat, see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1814
  Westel Willoughby, Jr. Democratic-Republican December 13, 1815 – March 3, 1817 Successfully contested election of William S. Smith
  Thomas H. Hubbard Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
  Aaron Hackley, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Vacant March 4 - December 3, 1821 The United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821 were held in April, after the congressional term had already begun. It is not clear when the result was announced or the credentials were issued.
  Thomas H. Hubbard Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823
  John W. Taylor Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from 11th district;
Lost re-election
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

1833–1843: Two seatsEdit

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the 17th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat AEdit

Representative Party Years Note
  Samuel Beardsley Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 29, 1836 redistricted from 14th district, resigned after being appointed circuit judge
Vacant March 29, 1836 – November 9, 1836
  Rutger B. Miller Jacksonian November 9, 1836 – March 3, 1837
  Henry A. Foster Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
  David P. Brewster Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843

Seat BEdit

Representative Party Years Note
  Joel Turrill Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
  Abraham P. Grant Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
  John G. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843

1843–present: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Note
  Charles S. Benton Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
  George Petrie Independent Democrat March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
  Henry P. Alexander Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
  Alexander H. Buell Democratic March 4, 1851 – January 29, 1853 died
Vacant January 29, 1853 – March 4, 1853
  Bishop Perkins Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
  Francis E. Spinner Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
  Socrates N. Sherman Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
  Calvin T. Hulburd Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
  William A. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 18th district
 Robert S. Hale Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
  Martin I. Townsend Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
 Walter A. Wood Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
  Henry G. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted to 18th district
  James G. Lindsley Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
  Stephen T. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
  Charles J. Knapp Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
  Isaac N. Cox Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
  Francis Marvin Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
  Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
  Arthur S. Tompkins Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
  Francis E. Shober Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
  William S. Bennet Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
  Henry George, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 21st district
  John F. Carew Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 redistricted to 18th district
  Herbert Pell Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
  Ogden L. Mills Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1927
  William W. Cohen Democratic March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
  Ruth B. Pratt Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
  Theodore A. Peyser Democratic March 4, 1933 – August 8, 1937 died
vacant August 8, 1937 – November 2, 1937
  Bruce F. Barton Republican November 2, 1937 – January 3, 1941
  Kenneth F. Simpson Republican January 3, 1941 – January 25, 1941 died
vacant January 29, 1941 – March 11, 1941
  Joseph C. Baldwin Republican March 11, 1941 – January 3, 1947
  Frederic R. Coudert, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
  John V. Lindsay Republican January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1965 resigned after being elected as Mayor of New York City
vacant January 1, 1966 – February 7, 1966
  Theodore R. Kupferman Republican February 8, 1966 – January 3, 1969
  Ed Koch Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 18th district
  John M. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981 redistricted from 16th district
  Guy Molinari Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 redistricted to 14th district
  Theodore S. Weiss Democratic January 3, 1983 – September 14, 1992 redistricted from 20th district, died
vacant September 15, 1992 – November 2, 1992
  Jerrold Nadler Democratic November 3, 1992 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 8th district
  Eliot Engel Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013 redistricted from 19th district, redistricted to 16th district
  Nita Lowey Democratic January 3, 2013 – present redistricted from 18th district

The 17th was historically the East Side Manhattan district. In the 1970s it was a Staten Island seat. It became the west side Manhattan seat in the 1980s. It became a Bronx-based seat in the 1992 remap and was shifted north into Rockland county in 2002 to absorb terrain from the deconstruction of the old 20th District.

Previously the 19th District covered much of the Bronx portion of the seat in the 1980s; while in the 1970s the 23rd District covered most of this area.

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, 2006: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 93,614 76.4 +0.2
Republican Jim Faulkner 28,842 23.6 +1.6
Majority 64,772 52.9 -1.3
Turnout 122,456 100 -33.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 140,530 76.2 +13.6
Republican Matt I. Brennan 40,524 22.0 -12.4
Conservative (N.Y.) Kevin Brawley 3,482 1.9 +1.9
Majority 100,006 54.2 +26.0
Turnout 184,536 100 +49.0
US House election, 2002: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 77,535 62.6 -27.1
Republican C. Scott Vanderhoef 42,634 34.4 +24.1
Right to Life Arthur L. Gallagher 1,931 1.6 +1.6
Green Elizabeth Shanklin 1,743 1.4 +1.4
Majority 34,901 28.2 -51.2
Turnout 123,843 100 -3.5
US House election, 2000: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 115,093 89.7 +1.7
Republican Patrick McManus 13,201 10.3 -1.7
Majority 101,892 79.4 +3.4
Turnout 128,294 100 +39.5
US House election, 1998: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 80,947 88.0 +3.0
Republican Peter Fiumefreddo 11,037 12.0 -1.3
Majority 69,910 76.0 +4.4
Turnout 91,984 100 -22.8
US House election, 1996: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 101,287 85.0
Republican Denis McCarthy 15,892 13.3
Independence Dennis Coleman 2,008 1.7
Majority 85,395 71.6
Turnout 119,187 100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.