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New York's 16th Congressional District
New York's 16th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 16 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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New York's 16th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives represented by Eliot Engel.

The 16th district includes the northern Bronx and the southern half of Westchester County, including the suburban cities of Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Rye.

From 2003 to 2013, the district included the neighborhoods of Bedford Park, East Tremont, Fordham, Hunts Point, Melrose, Highbridge, Morrisania, Mott Haven and University Heights. Yankee Stadium, Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo were located within the district. Before redistricting, the 2010 Census found that approximately 38% of constituents in New York's 16th lived at or below the federal poverty line, the highest poverty rate of any congressional district in the nation.[3] These neighborhoods were largely reassigned to the 15th district after redistricting, while the current 16th comprises most of the territory that had previously been the 17th District. The current 16th district, while still containing impoverished areas, such as some neighborhoods of Mount Vernon, also contains affluent areas, such as in Scarsdale and Rye, resulting in a more mixed-income demography.

In 2008, the previous version of this district gave Barack Obama his largest victory margin of any congressional district, a margin of 90% (95%-5%).[4] The current configuration of the 16th district is not as overwhelmingly Democratic as the previous version, but retains a Democratic majority.

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results
1992 President B. Clinton 81 - 15%
1996 President B. Clinton 94 - 4%
2000 President Gore 92 - 5%
2004 President Kerry 89 - 10%
2008 President Obama 95 - 5%
2012 President Obama 73.7 - 25.5%
2016 President H. Clinton 75.5 - 22.5%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created 1803
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John Paterson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1802.
Retired.
1803-1809
[Data unknown/missing.]
Uri Tracy Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 -
March 3, 1807
9th Re-elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
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Reuben Humphrey
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 -
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated March 4, 1809 -
March 3, 1813
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Morris S. Miller
Federalist March 4, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1813-1823
Oneida County and the ex-Oneida part of Oswego County
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Thomas R. Gold
Federalist March 4, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry R. Storrs Federalist March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Lost renomination.
Vacant March 4, 1821 -
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
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Joseph Kirkland
Federalist December 3, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John W. Cady Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823-1833
Montgomery County
Henry Markell Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benedict Arnold Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 -
March 3, 1831
21st [Data unknown/missing.]
Nathan Soule Jacksonian March 4, 1831 -
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Abijah Mann Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1833-1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Arphaxed Loomis Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew W. Doig Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Chesselden Ellis Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.] 1843-1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hugh White
Whig March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Wells Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
George A. Simmons Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1853-1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
May 30, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George W. Palmer
Republican March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Orlando Kellogg
Republican March 4, 1863 -
August 24, 1865
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1863-1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant August 24, 1865 -
December 3, 1866
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Robert S. Hale
Republican December 3, 1866 -
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Orange Ferriss
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Rogers Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
James S. Smart Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1873-1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles H. Adams
Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Terence J. Quinn
Democratic March 4, 1877 -
June 18, 1878
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 18, 1878 -
November 5, 1878
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John Mosher Bailey
Republican November 5, 1878 -
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Michael N. Nolan
Democratic March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas J. Van Alstyne
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.] 1883-1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John H. Ketcham
Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1884.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Ryan
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1893-1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Benjamin L. Fairchild
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William L. Ward
Republican March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John Q. Underhill
Democratic March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Cornelius A. Pugsley
Democratic March 4, 1901 -
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Jacob Ruppert
Democratic March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1902.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903-1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Francis B. Harrison
Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th district.
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Peter J. Dooling
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1913-1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas F. Smith
Democratic March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1921
66th Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Bourke Cockran
Democratic March 4, 1921 -
March 1, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922 but died before the next term began.
Vacant March 1, 1923 -
November 6, 1923
67th
68th
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John J. O'Connor
Democratic November 6, 1923 -
January 3, 1939
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Elected to finish Cockran's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1933-1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James H. Fay
Democratic January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William T. Pheiffer
Republican January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James H. Fay
Democratic January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.] 1943-1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ellsworth B. Buck
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1949
79th
80th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1944.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James J. Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1952.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
1953-1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 17th district.
1963-1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elizabeth Holtzman
Democratic January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1981
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1973-1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Chuck Schumer
Democratic January 3, 1981 -
January 3, 1983
97th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Charles Rangel
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected in 1982.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1983-1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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José E. Serrano
Democratic January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1992.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1993-2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003-2013
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Eliot Engel
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 2012. 2013-present
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Recent election results

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").

U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 95,568 96.3%
Republican Rodney Torres 2,878 2.9%
Conservative Owen Camp 787 0.8%
Majority 92,690 93.4%
Turnout 99,233 100%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 67,367 95.4% -0.9%
Republican Thomas W. Bayley Jr. 2,457 3.5% +0.6%
Conservative Owen Camp 756 1.1% +0.3%
Majority 64,910 92.0% -1.4%
Turnout 70,580 100% -28.9%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 103,041 95.8% +0.4%
Republican Aaron Justice 3,934 3.7% +0.2%
Conservative Richard Retcho 571 0.5% -0.6%
Majority 99,107 92.2% +0.2%
Turnout 107,546 100% +52.4%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 50,716 92.1% -3.7%
Republican Frank DellaValle 4,366 7.9% +4.2%
Majority 46,350 84.1% -8.1%
Turnout 55,082 100% -48.8%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 106,739 91.0%
Working Families José E. Serrano 4,899 4.2%
total José E. Serrano 111,638 95.2 +3.1%
Republican Ali Mohamed 4,917 4.2%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 693 0.6%
total Ali Mohamed 5,610 4.8 -3.1%
Majority 106,028 90.4 +6.3
Turnout 117,248 100 +112.9%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 53,179 90.3%
Working Families José E. Serrano 2,945 5.0%
total José E. Serrano 56,124 95.3 +0.1%
Republican Ali Mohamed 2,045 3.5%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 714 1.2%
total Ali Mohamed 2,759 4.7 -0.1%
Majority 53,365 90.6 +0.2
Turnout 58,883 100% -49.8%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 123,312 93.7%
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,867 2.9%
total José E. Serrano 127,179 96.6 +1.3%
Republican Ali Mohamed 3,941 3.0%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 547 0.4%
total Ali Mohamed 4,488 3.4 -1.3%
Majority 122,691 93.2 +2.6
Turnout 131,667 100% +123.6%
U.S. House election in the 16th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic José E. Serrano 58,478 90.8%
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,164 4.9%
total José E. Serrano 61,642 95.7 -0.9%
Republican Frank Della Valle 2,257 3.5%
Conservative Frank Della Valle 501 0.8%
total Frank Della Valle 2,758 4.3 +0.9%
Majority 58,884 91.4 -1.8
Turnout 64,400 100% -51.1%

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=16
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Sisk, Richard (September 29, 2010). "South Bronx is poorest district in nation, U.S. Census Bureau finds: 38% live below poverty line". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Swing State Project Archived 2009-03-05 at the Wayback Machine

Sources

Books

  • 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.

External links

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