New York's 20th congressional district

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New York's 20th congressional district
New York 's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Paul Tonko (DAmsterdam)
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The 20th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York's Capital District. It includes all of Albany and Schenectady counties, and portions of Montgomery, Rensselear, and Saratoga counties.

From 2003 to 2013, the 20th district surrounded the Capital District, which had been part of the 21st district. This district included all or parts of Columbia, Dutchess, Delaware, Essex, Greene, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. It included the cities of Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. This largely rural district stretched to include parts of the Adirondacks, Catskills and Hudson Valley.

On Nov 2, 2010, Republican Chris Gibson defeated the incumbent Democrat Scott Murphy, and took office on January 3, 2011. In 2013, Gibson was redistricted to the 19th. Paul Tonko now represents the district after redistricting.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 45 - 41%
1996 President Clinton 54 - 37%
2000 President Bush 51 - 44%
2004 President Bush 54 - 46%
2008 President Obama 58 - 40%
2012 President Obama 59 - 39%

Components: past and present[edit]

2013-present:

All of Albany, Schenectady
Parts of Montgomery, Rensselear, Saratoga

2003–2013:

All of Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington
Parts of Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga

1993-2003:

All of Rockland
Parts of Orange, Sullivan, Westchester

1983-1993:

Parts of Westchester

1973-1983:

Parts of Bronx, Manhattan

1913-1973:

Parts of Manhattan

1875-1893:

Montgomery

Representatives[edit]

1813 – 1833: two seats[edit]

From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
No image.svg Daniel Avery Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Oliver C. Comstock.jpg Oliver C. Comstock Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1815 –
June 4, 1816
Enos Throop.jpg Enos T. Throop Democratic-
Republican
Lost re-election and resigned early
June 4, 1816 –
September 30, 1816
Vacant
September 30, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
No image.svg Daniel Avery Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
No image.svg Daniel Cruger Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
No image.svg Caleb Baker Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] No image.svg Jonathan Richmond Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4 –
December 3, 1821
Vacant 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. Vacant 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.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
No image.svg William B. Rochester Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 28th district David Woodcock.jpg David Woodcock Democratic-
Republican
Resigned to become judge of the Eight Circuit Court
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Ela Collins 2.jpg Ela Collins Crawford Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] No image.svg Egbert Ten Eyck Crawford Democratic-
Republican
Election contested
March 4, 1825 –
December 15, 1825
No image.svg Nicoll Fosdick Adams [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Jacksonian
December 15, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
No image.svg Daniel Hugunin, Jr. Adams Successfully contested election of Egbert Ten Eyck
March 4, 1827 –
February 16, 1829
No image.svg Rudolph Bunner Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] SilasWright.png No image.svg Silas Wright Jacksonian Resigned
February 16, 1829 –
March 4, 1829
Vacant
March 4, 1829 –
February 5, 1830
No image.svg Joseph Hawkins Anti-
Jacksonian
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] No image.svg George Fisher Anti-Jacksonian Election successfully contested by Silas Wright, but declined to qualify
February 5, 1830 –
November 3, 1830
Vacant
November 3, 1830 –
March 3, 1831
No image.svg Jonah Sanford Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
No image.svg Charles Dayan Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Daniel Wardwell Jacksonian Redistricted to 18th district

1833 - present: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
No image.svg Noadiah Johnson Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
No image.svg William Seymour Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Amasa J. Parker.jpg Amasa J. Parker Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
No image.svg Judson Allen Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Samuel Gordon (1802-1873).jpg Samuel Gordon Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1843 –
February 29, 1844
Samuel Beardsley.jpg Samuel Beardsley Democratic Resigned
February 29, 1844 –
November 5, 1844
Vacant
November 5, 1844 –
March 3, 1845
No image.svg Levi D. Carpenter Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Timothy Jenkins.jpg Timothy Jenkins Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
O. B. Matteson.jpg Orsamus B. Matteson Whig [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Timothy Jenkins.jpg Timothy Jenkins Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
O. B. Matteson.jpg Orsamus B. Matteson Whig Resigned
March 4, 1855 –
February 27, 1857
Opposition
February 27, 1857 –
March 4, 1857
Vacant
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
O. B. Matteson.jpg Orsamus B. Matteson Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
RConkling.jpg Roscoe Conkling Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Ambrose Williams Clark (New York).jpg Ambrose W. Clark Republican Redistricted from 23rd district
March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
Addison H. Laflin - Brady-Handy.jpg Addison H. Laflin Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Clinton Levi Merriam.jpg Clinton L. Merriam Republican Redistricted to 21st district
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
David Wilber.jpg David Wilber Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Henry H. Hathorn.jpg Henry H. Hathorn Republican Redistricted from 19th district
March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
John Henry Starin.jpg John H. Starin Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
George West.tif George West Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Edward Wemple.png Edward Wemple Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
George West.tif George West Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
John Sanford (1851-1939).jpg John Sanford Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Charles Tracey.jpg Charles Tracey Democratic Redistricted from 19th district
March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
George N. Southwick.jpg George N. Southwick Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
Martin H. Glynn.jpg Martin H. Glynn Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
George N. Southwick.jpg George N. Southwick Republican Redistricted to 23rd district
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Thomas W. Bradley.jpg Thomas W. Bradley Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1913 –
September 3, 1913
Francis Burton Harrison.jpg Francis B. Harrison Democratic Resigned to become chief executive of The Philippines
September 3, 1913 –
November 4, 1913
Vacant
November 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Jacob A. Cantor.jpg Jacob A. Cantor Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Isaac Siegel.jpg Isaac Siegel Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Fiorello LaGuardia.jpg Fiorello H. LaGuardia Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
No image.svg James J. Lanzetta Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Vito Marcantonio.jpg Vito Marcantonio Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
No image.svg James J. Lanzetta Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
Vito Marcantonio.jpg Vito Marcantonio American Labor Party Redistricted to 18th district
January 3, 1945 –
March 7, 1949
Sol Bloom 1923.jpg Sol Bloom Democratic Redistricted from 19th district
Died
March 8, 1949 –
May 16, 1949
Vacant
May 17, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.jpg Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. Liberal
January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1955
Democratic
January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1956
Irwin D. Davidson NYWTS.jpg Irwin D. Davidson Democratic-Liberal Resigned after being elected judge of Court of General Sessions for New York County
January 1, 1957 –
January 2, 1957
Vacant
January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Ludwig Teller.jpg Ludwig Teller Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1961 –
September 17, 1972
William Fitts Ryan.jpg William Fitts Ryan Democratic Died
September 18, 1972 –
January 2, 1973
Vacant
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Bella Savitsky Abzug.jpg Bella Abzug Democratic Redistricted from 19th district
January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
TedWeiss.jpg Theodore S. Weiss Democratic Redistricted to 17th district
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
1979 p96 Richard Ottinger.jpg Richard Ottinger Democratic Redistricted from 24th district
January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1989
Joseph DioGuardi.jpg Joseph J. DioGuardi Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Nita Lowey.jpg Nita M. Lowey Democratic Redistricted to 18th district
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Benjamin Gilman.jpg Benjamin A. Gilman Republican Redistricted from 22nd district
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
John e sweeney.jpg John E. Sweeney Republican Redistricted from 22nd district
January 3, 2007 –
January 26, 2009
Kirsten Gillibrand, official photo portrait, 2006.jpg Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator
January 27, 2009 –
March 31, 2009
Vacant
March 31, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Scott Murphy official photo.jpg Scott Murphy Democratic Elected to finish Gillibrand's term
Lost re-election
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Chris Gibson 2.jpg Chris Gibson Republican Redistricted to 19th district
January 3, 2013– Paultonko.jpg Paul Tonko Democratic Redistricted from 21st district

Election results[edit]

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, 2010: New York District 20[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Gibson 130,176 54.87 +5.10
Democratic Scott Murphy 107,077 45.13 -5.10
Majority 23,099 9.74 +9.29
Turnout 237,253 100 +47.4
US House special election, 2009: New York District 20[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Scott Murphy 80,833 50.23 -11.57
Republican James Tedisco 80,107 49.77 +11.57
Majority 726 0.45 -23.15
Turnout 160,940 100 -44.0
US House election, 2008: New York District 20[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 177,677 61.8 +8.7
Republican Sandy Treadwell 109,644 38.2 -8.7
Majority 68,033 23.6 +17.4
Turnout 287,321 100 +21.9
US House election, 2006: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 125,168 53.1 +19.4
Republican John E. Sweeney 110,554 46.9 -18.9
Majority 14,614 6.2 -25.9
Turnout 235,722 100 -17.8
US House election, 2004: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John E. Sweeney 188,753 65.8 -7.5
Democratic Doris F. Kelly 96,630 33.7 +9.7
Centrist Party Morris N. Guller 1,353 0.5 +0.5
Majority 92,123 32.1 -17.2
Turnout 286,736 100 +49.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John E. Sweeney 140,238 73.3 +15.7
Democratic Frank Stoppenbach 45,878 24.0 -16.1
Green Margaret Lewis 5,162 2.7 +2.7
Majority 94,360 49.3 +31.8
Turnout 191,278 100 -19.0
US House election, 2000: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 136,016 57.6 -0.7
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 94,646 40.1 +1.3
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 5,371 2.3 -0.5
Majority 41,370 17.5 -2.0
Turnout 236,033 100 +39.7
US House election, 1998: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 98,546 58.3 +1.2
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 65,589 38.8 +1.2
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 4,769 2.8 -0.2
Majority 32,957 19.5 +0.1
Turnout 168,904 100 -21.3
US House election, 1996: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 122,479 57.1
Democratic Yash A. Aggarwal 80,761 37.6
Right to Life Robert F. Garrison 6,356 3.0
Independence Ira W. Goodman 5,016 2.3
Majority 41,718 19.4
Turnout 214,612 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]