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New York's 15th congressional district

 

New York's 15th congressional district

New York's 15th congressional district
New York 's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative José E. Serrano (DBronx)
Cook PVI D+43

New York's 15th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. The district is represented by Democrat José E. Serrano. In area, the seat is the third smallest in the United States. [1]

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx, including most of the southern and western neighborhoods of the borough. Hispanics make up a majority of this district's population. Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo are both located within the district.

From 2003 to 2013 it was composed of Upper Manhattan, Rikers Island and a largely non-residential section of northwestern Queens on the shore of the East River mostly occupied by a Consolidated Edison facility and a New York Power Authority power plant. The district included the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights and portions of the Upper West Side. The Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Grant's Tomb were located within this district.

Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+41 in 2008, the 15th Congressional District is one of the two most Democratic districts in the nation.[2] Senator John Kerry won 90% of the vote in the 15th Congressional District in 2004. In 2012, this district had the highest percentage of the vote for President Barack Obama. He received 96.7% of the vote.

Contents

  • Voting 1
  • Redistricting 2
  • List of representatives 3
    • 1803 – 1823: One seat, then two seats 3.1
    • 1823 – present: One seat 3.2
  • Recent election results 4
    • U.S. President 4.1
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 4.2
  • Historical district boundaries 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Voting

Redistricting

The district was a Brooklyn-based seat until 1982, when it was realigned to cover the East Side of Manhattan. Following the 1992 redistricting, it became the upper Manhattan seat previously designated the 19th District and the 18th District. After the 2012 redistricting, the 15th became the Bronx's primary district.

List of representatives

1803 – 1823: One seat, then two seats

From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the 15th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8 March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Gaylord Griswold Federalist No 2nd seat
9 March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Nathan Williams Democratic-
Republican
10 March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
William Kirkpatrick Democratic-
Republican
11 March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Peter Buell Porter Democratic-
Republican
Retired
12 March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
13 March 4, 1813 –
June 21, 1813
Vacant Representative-elect William Dowse died February 18, 1813, before the term began Joel Thompson Federalist
June 21, 1813 –
December 20, 1813
John M. Bowers Federalist Declared elected to finish Dowse's term;
Lost election contest
December 20, 1813 –
January 24, 1814
Vacant Election contested; see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1812
January 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
Successfully contested the election of John M. Bowers
14 March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
James Birdsall Democratic-
Republican
Jabez Hammond Democratic-
Republican
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
John R. Drake Democratic-
Republican
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-
Republican
Robert Monell Democratic-
Republican
17 March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Vacant. The elections 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; see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Samuel Campbell Democratic-
Republican
James Hawkes Democratic-
Republican

1823 – present: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history Geography
John Herkimer Adams-Clay
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Montgomery
Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
John Sanford Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Lemuel Stetson Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Edward Dodd Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
James B. McKean Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
John Augustus Griswold Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Joseph M. Warren Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Eli Perry Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 14th district
John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Stephen L. Mayham Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
William Lounsbery Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Thomas Cornell Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Lewis Beach Democratic March 4, 1885 –
August 10, 1886
Redistricted from the 14th district, Died
Vacant August 10, 1886 –
December 6, 1886
Henry Bacon Democratic December 6, 1886 –
March 3, 1889
Moses D. Stivers Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Henry Bacon Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Ashbel P. Fitch Democratic March 4, 1893 –
December 26, 1893
Redistricted from the 13th district
Resigned to become New York City Comptroller
Vacant December 26, 1893 –
January 30, 1894
Isidor Straus Democratic January 30, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
Philip B. Low Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Jacob Ruppert, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 16th district
William H. Douglas Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Redistricted from the 14th district
J. Van Vechten Olcott Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Thomas G. Patten Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to the 18th district Parts of Manhattan
Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 2, 1917
Redistricted from the 12th district, Died
Vacant March 2, 1917 –
April 12, 1917
Thomas F. Smith Democratic April 12, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Peter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Redistricted from the 16th district
Thomas J. Ryan Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
John J. Boylan Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 5, 1938
Died
Vacant October 5, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Michael J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
Thomas F. Burchill Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 10th district
Redistricted to the 11th district
Parts of Brooklyn
John H. Ray Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
All of Staten Island, Parts of Brooklyn
Hugh Carey Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1974
Redistricted from the 12th district
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Parts of Brooklyn
Vacant January 1, 1975 –
January 2, 1975
Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 14th district
Defeated by 17th district incumbent Guy Molinari
S. William Green Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 18th district Parts of Manhattan
Charles B. Rangel Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 16th district, Redistricted to the 13th district Parts of Queens, Manhattan, Bronx
José E. Serrano Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Redistricted from the 16th district Parts of the Bronx

Recent election results

U.S. President

Year Result
2000 Gore 87 - 7%
2004 Kerry 90 - 9%
2008 Obama 93 - 6

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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, 1870: New York District 15[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph M. Warren 17,793 59.9
Republican J. Thomas Davis 11,659 39.3
Temperance Alvin C. Rose 235 0.8
Majority 6,134 20.6
Turnout 29,687 100

US House election, 1996: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 113,898 91.3
Republican Edward R. Adams 5,951 4.8
Conservative Ruben Dario Vargas 3,896 3.1
Right to Life Jose Suero 989 0.8
Majority 107,947 86.5
Turnout 124,734 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 90,424 93.1 +1.8
Republican David E. Cunningham 5,633 5.8 +1.0
Conservative Patrick McManus 1,082 1.1 -2.0
Majority 84,791 87.3 +0.8
Turnout 97,139 100 -22.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 130,161 91.9 -1.2
Republican Jose Agustin Suero 7,346 5.2 -0.6
Green Dean Loren 2,134 1.5 +1.5
Independence Jesse A. Fields 1,051 0.7 +0.7
Conservative Frank Della Valle 492 0.3 -0.8
Libertarian Scott A. Jeffery 480 0.3 +0.3
Majority 122,815 86.7 -0.6
Turnout 141,664 100 +45.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 84,367 88.5 -3.4
Republican Jesse A. Fields 11,008 11.5 +6.3
Majority 73,359 76.9 -9.8
Turnout 95,375 100 -32.7
US House election, 2004: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 161,351 91.1 +2.6
Republican Kenneth P. Jefferson, Jr. 12,355 7.0 -4.5
Independence Jessie A. Fields 3,345 1.9 +1.9
Majority 148,996 84.2 +7.3
Turnout 177,051 100 +85.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 103,916 94.0 +2.9
Republican Edward Daniels 6,592 6.0 -1.0
Majority 97,324 88.1 +3.9
Turnout 110,508 100 -37.6
US House election, 2008: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 177,151 89.2 -5.8
Republican Edward Daniels 15,676 7.9 +1.9
Independent Craig Schley 3,708 1.9
Socialist Workers Martin Koppel 2,141 1.1
Majority 161,475 81.3 -6.8
Turnout 198,676 100 +79.8
US House election, 2010: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 91,225 80.4 -8.7
Republican Michel Faulkner 11,754 10.4 +2.5
Independent Craig Schley 7,803 6.9 +5.0
Socialist Workers Róger Calero 2,647 2.3 +1.2
Majority 79,471 70.1 -11.2
Turnout 113,429 100 -42.9

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "New York congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  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. 2034. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  • 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
  • Clarke, Matthew St. Clair & David A. Hall (1834) "Cases of Contested Elections in Congress, from the Year 1789 to 1834, Inclusive", Gales And Seaton.
  • "1996 House election data". Clerk of the House of Representatives. 
  • "1998 House election data". Clerk of the House of Representatives. 
  • "2000 House election data". Clerk of the House of Representatives. 
  • "2002 House election data". Clerk of the House of Representatives. 
  • "2004 House election data". Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

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