Electoral history of David Paterson

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David Paterson has served in several elected positions, including the New York State Senate and as Lieutenant Governor of New York.

As a running mate to Eliot Spitzer, Paterson scored a landslide victory in the 2006 election with 69% of the vote. It was the largest margin of victory in a gubernatorial race in New York history, and the second-largest for any statewide race in New York history. The only larger victory was Chuck Schumer's 71% victory in his successful reelection bid for the U.S. Senate two years earlier. Spitzer carried all but three counties in the state.[citation needed]

Statewide tickets on which Paterson has run
Year Party Governor Lieutenant Governor Comptroller Attorney General U.S. Senate
2006 Democratic Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Andrew Cuomo Hillary Rodham Clinton
2006 Independence Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Jeanine Pirro Hillary Rodham Clinton
2006 Working Families Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Andrew Cuomo Hillary Rodham Clinton

2006[edit]

New York Gubernatorial Election 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Spitzer
David Paterson
2,882,524 69.0%
Republican John Faso
C. Scott Vanderhoef
1,217,516 29.2%
Green Malachy McCourt
Alison Duncan
40,729 1.0%

2004[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 30th District, 2004[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 79,494 93.1%
Republican Alphonzo Mosley 5,945 6.9%

2002[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 30th District, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 49,852 91.8%
Republican Alphonzo Mosley 3,887 7.2%

2000[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 77,853 96.0%
Republican Alphonzo Mosley 3,252 4.0%
  • Mosley also ran on the Reform Party line.
  • Paterson also ran on the Liberal and Working Families party lines.

1998[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1998[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 52,344 96.5%
Republican Zelda S. Owens 1,908 3.5%
  • Paterson also ran on the Liberal party line.

1996[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1996[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 55,849 97.0%
Independence Alphonzo Mosley 1,864 3.0%
  • Paterson also ran on the Liberal party line.

1994[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I)

1993[edit]

New York City Public Advocate, 1993 – Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes % ±%
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Mark Green
Harlem State Senator David Paterson
Bronx City Councilwoman Susan Alter
Brooklyn State Senator Donald Halperin
Bronx State Assemblyman Roberto Rameriz
Transit PBA President Ronald Reale
Turnout
  • Alter also held the Republican and Liberal party designations[7]
  • Reale also held the Conservative party designation[8]

1992[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I)
Republican John L. Wood

1990[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I)

1988[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1988[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 67,961 90.3%
Republican Ernest Mabry 6,588 8.7%
Conservative John T. Gatto 787 1.0%
  • Paterson also ran on the Liberal party line.

1986[edit]

Election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I)
Liberal Galen Kirkland
New York State Senate, 29th District, 1986 – Democratic Primary[10]
Candidate Votes % ±%
David Paterson (I)
Tenant Activist Galen Kirkland
Community Board Member Philip H.P. Reed
  • Kirkland also held the Liberal Party designation.[11]

1985[edit]

Special election results, New York State Senate, 29th District, 1985[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Paterson (I) 22,284 69.4%
Liberal Galen Kirkland 6,126 19.1%
Republican Joseph Holland[disambiguation needed] 3,266 10.2%
Conservative John T. Gatto 422 1.3%
New York State Senate, 29th District Special Election, 1985 – Democratic Nominating convention[13]
Candidate Votes % ±%
David Paterson 376 58%
Tenant Activist Galen Kirkland 272 42%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYS Board of Elections Governor Election Returns Nov. 7 2006". New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  2. ^ "NYS Board of Elections - Senate Vote - Nov 2., 2004". New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "NYS Board of Elections - Senate Vote - Nov 2., 2002". New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  4. ^ "NYS Board of Elections - Senate Vote - Nov 2., 2000". New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  5. ^ "NYS Board of Elections - Senate Vote - Nov 2., 1998". New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  6. ^ "Results of Voting in New York Races for the State Legislature and the Courts". New York Times. November 7, 1996.
  7. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. "THE 1993 ELECTIONS: Public Advocate; Green Breezes in Rematch From Primary". New York Times. November 3, 1993.
  8. ^ "Mark Green for Public Advocate". New York Times. September 5, 1993.
  9. ^ "THE ELECTIONS; New York State Senate". New York Times. November 10, 1988.
  10. ^ "PRIMARIES AND CANDIDATES". New York Times. September 8, 1986. Late City Final Edition, Section B, Page 4, Column 5.
  11. ^ Schmalz, Jeffrey. "43 LEGISLATIVE CONTESTS ARE ON PRIMARY BALLOTS". New York Times. September 8, 1986.
  12. ^ "THE '85 ELECTIONS; ELECTION RESULTS IN VOTING TUESDAY IN CITY AND ON LONG ISLAND; VOTE TOTALS FOR THE ELECTIONS HELD IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY". New York Times. November 7, 1985. Late City Final Edition, Section B, Page 6, Column 1.
  13. ^ "Ex-Prosecutor Is Nominated For a Manhattan Senate Seat". New York Times. September 16, 1985.