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New York's 21st Congressional District
New York's 21st congressional district
New York US Congressional District 21 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 57.70% rural
  • 42.30% urban
Population (2019)694,835 [1]
Median income$57,320[2]
Cook PVIR+4[3]

The 21st congressional district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives that is currently represented by Republican Elise Stefanik.

The district is rural and includes all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties, and parts of Herkimer and Saratoga counties. It includes the cities of Ogdensburg, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, and Watertown. The district includes most of the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands region. It borders Vermont to the east and Canada to the north. It also includes Fort Drum of the US army.

From 2003 to 2013, the district with that number contained most of the Capital District of New York. It included all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties. It contained the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, Cohoes, Watervliet, Gloversville, and Johnstown. Up until 1980, the 21st district was located in upper Manhattan (including parts of Harlem and Washington Heights), and the Bronx.

Recent election results from presidential races

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 48 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 57 - 30%
2000 President Gore 56 - 39%
2004 President Kerry 55 - 43%
2008 President Obama 58 - 40%
2012 President Obama 52.2 - 46.1%
2016 President Trump 54 - 40%

List of members representing the district

1813-1821: Two seats

From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1821, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13th March 4, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
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Samuel M. Hopkins
Federalist Elected in 1812.
[data unknown/missing]
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Nathaniel W. Howell
Federalist Elected in 1812.
[data unknown/missing]
14th March 4, 1815 -
January 23, 1816
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Micah Brooks
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
[data unknown/missing]
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Peter Buell Porter
Democratic-Republican Re-elected in 1814.
Resigned to become a commissioner under the Treaty of Ghent.
January 23, 1816 -
December 2, 1816
Vacant
December 2, 1816 -
March 3, 1817
Archibald S. Clarke Democratic-Republican Elected April 30 - May 2, 1816 to finish Porter's term and seated December 2, 1816.
[data unknown/missing]
15th March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
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Benjamin Ellicott
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
[data unknown/missing]
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John Canfield Spencer
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Retired to run for U.S. senator
16th March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1821
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Nathaniel Allen
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Albert H. Tracy Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.

1821-present: One seat

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties represented
Vacant March 4, 1821 -
December 3, 1821
17th Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued. 1821-1823
Chenango and Broome counties.
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Elijah Spencer
Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
[data unknown/missing]
Lot Clark Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
[data unknown/missing]
1823-1833
Chenango and Broome counties
Elias Whitmore Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1827
19th Elected in 1824.
[data unknown/missing]
John C. Clark Jacksonian March 4, 1827 -
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
[data unknown/missing]
Robert Monell Jacksonian March 4, 1829 -
February 21, 1831
21st Elected in 188.
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become Judge of the Sixth State Circuit Court
Vacant February 22, 1831 -
March 3, 1831
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John A. Collier
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 -
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1830.
[data unknown/missing]
Henry Mitchell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1832.
[data unknown/missing]
1833-1843
[data unknown/missing]
William Mason Jacksonian March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1834.
[data unknown/missing]
John C. Clark Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
25th
26th
27th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
[data unknown/missing]
Whig March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1843
Jeremiah E. Cary Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1842.
[data unknown/missing]
1843-1853
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles Goodyear
Democratic March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1847
29th Elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
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George A. Starkweather
Democratic March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
[data unknown/missing]
Hiram Walden Democratic March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
William W. Snow Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry Bennett
Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
1853-1863
[data unknown/missing]
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
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R. Holland Duell
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
[data unknown/missing]
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Francis Kernan
Democratic March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1865
38th Elected in 1862.
[data unknown/missing]
1863-1873
[data unknown/missing]
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Roscoe Conkling
Republican March 4, 1865 -
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1864.
[data unknown/missing]
Re-elected in 1866 but declined when instead elected U.S. senator.
Vacant March 4, 1867 -
November 29, 1867
40th
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Alexander H. Bailey
Republican November 30, 1867 -
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Elected to finish the vacant term.
Re-elected in 1868.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ellis H. Roberts
Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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Clinton L. Merriam
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 20th district and re-elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
1873-1883
[data unknown/missing]
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Samuel F. Miller
Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
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Solomon Bundy
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
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David Wilber
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ferris Jacobs Jr.
Republican March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
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George W. Ray
Republican March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
[data unknown/missing]
1883-1893
[data unknown/missing]
Frederick A. Johnson Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1884.
[data unknown/missing]
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John H. Moffitt
Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
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John M. Wever
Republican March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Simon J. Schermerhorn
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
1893-1899
[data unknown/missing]
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David F. Wilber
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
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John K. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
[data unknown/missing]
1899-1903
All of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Putnam counties
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John H. Ketcham
Republican March 4, 1903 -
November 4, 1906
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Died.
1903-1913
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant November 5, 1906 -
March 3, 1907
59th
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Samuel McMillan
Republican March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
[data unknown/missing]
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Hamilton Fish II
Republican March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
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Richard E. Connell
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
October 30, 1912
62nd Elected in 1910.
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant October 31, 1912 -
March 3, 1913
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Henry George Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
63rd Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1912.
[data unknown/missing]
1913-1963
Parts of New York
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G. Murray Hulbert
Democratic March 4, 1915 -
January 1, 1918
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become Commissioner of Docks and Director of the Port of New York City
Vacant January 2, 1918 -
March 5, 1918
65th
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Jerome F. Donovan
Democratic March 5, 1918 -
March 3, 1921
65th
66th
Elected to finish Hulbert's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Martin C. Ansorge
Republican March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
[data unknown/missing]
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Royal H. Weller
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 1, 1929
68th
69th
70th
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
[data unknown/missing]
Re-elected in 1928 but died.
Vacant March 2, 1929 -
November 4, 1929
70th
71st
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Joseph A. Gavagan
Democratic November 5, 1929 -
December 30, 1943
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected to finish Weller's term.
Resigned when elected justice of New York Supreme Court.
Vacant December 31, 1943 -
February 28, 1944
78th
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James H. Torrens
Democratic February 29, 1944 -
January 3, 1947
78th
79th
Elected to finish Gavagan's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Jacob K. Javits
Republican January 3, 1947 -
December 31, 1954
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Retired to run for N.Y. Attorney General.
Resigned to become New York State Attorney General.
Vacant December 31, 1954 -
January 3, 1955
83rd
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Herbert Zelenko
Democratic January 3, 1955 -
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
[data unknown/missing]
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James C. Healey
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1962.
[data unknown/missing]
1963-1965
Parts of Bronx
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James H. Scheuer
Democratic January 3, 1965 -
January 3, 1971
89th
90th
91st
92nd
1965-1973
[data unknown/missing]
January 3, 1971 -
January 3, 1973
1971-1973
Parts of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens
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Herman Badillo
Democratic January 3, 1973 -
December 31, 1977
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Resigned to become Deputy Mayor of New York City.
1973-1983
Parts of Bronx
Vacant January 1, 1978 -
February 20, 1978
95th
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Robert Garcia
Democratic February 21, 1978 -
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
Elected to finish Badillo's term.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
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Hamilton Fish IV
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
1983-1993
All of Putnam; Parts of Dutchess, Orange, Westchester
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Mike McNulty
Democratic January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2009
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired.
1993-2003
All of Albany, Schenectady; Parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga
2003-2013
All of Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie; Parts of Fulton, Rensselaer, Saratoga
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Paul Tonko
Democratic January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 20th district.
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Bill Owens
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
2013-present
All of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington; Parts of Herkimer, Saratoga
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Elise Stefanik
Republican January 3, 2015 -
present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Recent election results

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 of Representatives election, 1996: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 158,491 66.1
Republican Nancy Norman 64,471 26.9
Liberal Lee H. Wasserman 16,794 7.0
Margin of victory 94,020 39.2
Turnout 239,756 100
U.S. House of Representatives election, 1998: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 146,729 74.2 +8.1
Republican Lauren Ayers 50,931 25.8 -1.1
Margin of victory 95,798 48.5 +9.3
Turnout 197,660 100 -17.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2000: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 175,339 74.4 +0.2
Republican Thomas G. Pillsworth 60,333 25.6 -0.2
Margin of victory 115,006 48.8 +0.3
Turnout 235,672 100 +19.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2002: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 161,329 75.1 +0.7
Republican Charles B. Rosenstein 53,525 24.9 -0.7
Margin of victory 107,804 50.2 +1.4
Turnout 214,854 100 -8.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2004: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 194,033 70.8 -4.3
Republican Warren Redlich 80,121 29.2 +4.3
Margin of victory 113,912 41.6 -8.6
Turnout 274,154 100 +27.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2006: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 167,604 78.2 +7.4
Republican Warren Redlich 46,752 21.8 -7.4
Margin of victory 120,852 56.4 +14.8
Turnout 214,356 100 -21.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2008: New York's 21st district[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul D. Tonko 105,313 61.8 -16.4
Republican Jim Burhmaster 57,086 35.4 +13.6
Independence Philip Steck 5,025 2.8 +2.8
Margin of victory 43,202 23.6 -32.8
Turnout 167,424 100 -12.9
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2010: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul D. Tonko 124,889 56.9 -4.9
Republican Theodore J. Danz Jr. 85,752 43.1 +7.7
Margin of victory 39,137 13.8 -9.8
Turnout 219,425 100 +31.1
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2012: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Owens 126,631 47.1 -9.8
Republican Matt Doheny 121,646 45.3 +2.2
Green Donald L. Hassig 4,174 1.6 +1.6
Margin of victory 4,985 1.8 -12
Turnout 268,784 100 +22.5
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2014: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Elise Stefanik 96,226 53 +7.7
Democratic Aaron G. Woolf 53,140 29.3 -17.8
Green Matthew J. Funiciello 19,238 10.6 +9
Margin of victory 43,086 23.7 +21.9
Turnout 181,558 100 -32.5
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2016: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Elise Stefanik 177,886 65.3 +12.3
Democratic Mike Derrick 82,161 30.2 +0.9
Green Matthew J. Funiciello 12,452 4.6 -6
Margin of victory 95,725 35.1 +11.4
Turnout 272,499 100 +50.1
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2018: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Elise Stefanik 131,981 56.1 -9.2
Democratic Tedra Cobb 99,791 42.4 +12.2
Green Lynn Kahn 3,437 1.5 -3.1
Margin of victory 32,190 13.7 -61
Turnout 235,209 100 -13.7

Electoral contests

2020 race

In 2020, Representative Stefanik faces a return contest with her 2018 opponent, Tedra Cobb.[6]

See also

References

Inline references

  1. ^ "Congressional District 21 (116th Congress), New York: People; Source: 2019 ACS", U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  2. ^ "Congressional District 21 (116th Congress), New York: Socio-Economic; Source: 2019 ACS", U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Stanforth, Lauren; Carol DeMare (November 5, 2008). "Tonko cruises to win in 21st Congressional District". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved .
  5. ^ Neuman, William (November 5, 2008). "Election Results 2008: New York". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  6. ^ McKinley, Jesse, "Stefanik's Loyalty to Trump Is Flashpoint in $16 Million N.Y. Race", New York Times, October 29, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-29.

Bibliography

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