New York's 23rd congressional district

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New York's 23rd congressional district
New York 's 23rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 23rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tom Reed (RCorning)
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The 23rd Congressional District of New York is represented by Republican Tom Reed of Corning. The district extends along New York's border with Pennsylvania from the shores of Lake Erie in Chautauqua County to the suburbs of Binghamton in Tioga County. It includes three of the eleven Finger Lakes: Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake.

The district comprises eleven counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates county along with parts of Ontario, and Tioga counties.[1]

The largest cities in the predominately rural district are Jamestown, Elmira, and Ithaca. Its largest individual employers are Corning Incorporated in Corning and Cornell University in Ithaca.

Congressman Tom Reed won reelection against Nate Shinagawa in 2012, after being redistricted into the 23rd District from the 29th District.[2]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40 - 37%
1996 President Clinton 46 - 39%
2000 President Bush 49 - 47%
2004 President Bush 51 - 47%
2008 President Obama 52 - 47%

Components: past and present[edit]

1913–1919
Parts of Manhattan
1919–1969
Parts of The Bronx
1969–1971
Parts of The Bronx, Manhattan
1971–1973
Parts of The Bronx
1973–1983
Parts of The Bronx, Westchester
1983–1993
All of Albany, Schenectady
Parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer
1993–2003
All of Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Otsego
Parts of Broome, Delaware, Herkimer, Montgomery, Schoharie
2003–2013
All of Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oswego, St. Lawrence
Parts of Essex, Fulton, Oneida
2013-present
All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates
Parts of Ontario, Tioga

Various New York districts have been numbered "23" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of representatives[edit]

1823 - 1833: One seat[edit]

Years Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1823 District created
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elisha Litchfield.jpgElisha Litchfield Crawford Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected here in 1822
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Luther Badger.jpg Luther Badger Adams Elected in 1824
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
No image.svgJonas Earll, Jr. Jacksonian First elected in 1826
Re-elected in 1828
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Freeborn Garrettson Jewett.jpgFreeborn G. Jewett Jacksonian Elected in 1830
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1833 - 1843: Two seats[edit]

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned, elected on a general ticket.

Congress Years Seat A   Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
No image.svg William K. Fuller Jacksonian Elected in 1832 No image.svg William Taylor Jacksonian Elected in 1832
24th March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Re-elected in 1834

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Re-elected in 1834
25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
No image.svg Bennet Bicknell Democratic Elected in 1836

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic Re-elected in 1836

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
No image.svg Nehemiah H. Earll Democratic Elected in 1838

Lost re-election
No image.svg Edward Rogers Democratic Elected in 1838

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Victory Birdseye.jpg Victory Birdseye Whig Elected in 1840

Retired
No image.svg A. Lawrence Foster Whig Elected in 1840

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1843 - present: One seat[edit]

Years Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Orville Robinson.jpgOrville Robinson Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
WilliamJHough.jpgWilliam J. Hough Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
William Duer 1805 1879.jpgWilliam Duer Whig [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Leander Babcock.jpgLeander Babcock Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Caleb Lyon.jpg Caleb Lyon Independent [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1855 –
February 27, 1857
No image.svgWilliam A. Gilbert Opposition Resigned
February 27, 1857 –
March 4, 1857
Vacant
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Charles B. Hoard.jpgCharles B. Hoard Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Ambrose Williams Clark (New York).jpg Ambrose W. Clark Republican Redistricted to the 20th district
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Thomas Treadwell Davis.jpg Thomas Treadwell Davis Unionist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
DMcCarthy.jpgDennis McCarthy Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
R. Holland Duell.jpgR. Holland Duell Republican Redistricted to the 24th district
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
William E. Lansing.jpgWilliam E. Lansing Republican Redistricted from the 22nd district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Scott Lord.jpgScott Lord Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
William J. Bacon.jpg William J. Bacon Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Cyrus D. Prescott.jpgCyrus D. Prescott Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
J. Thomas Spriggs.jpgJohn T. Spriggs Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
James Schoolcraft Sherman.jpg James S. Sherman Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Henry Wilbur Bentley.jpg Henry W. Bentley Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
John M. Wever.jpgJohn M. Wever Republican Redistricted from the 21st district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Wallace Turner Foote Jr.jpgWallace T. Foote, Jr. Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
LouisWEmerson.jpg Louis W. Emerson Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
George N. Southwick.jpgGeorge N. Southwick Republican Redistricted from the 20th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Henry S. DeForest.jpgHenry S. De Forest Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1913 –
May 3, 1915
Joseph A. Goulden.jpgJoseph A. Goulden Democratic Died
May 3, 1915 –
November 2, 1915
Vacant
November 2, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
William S. Bennet.jpg William Bennet Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1919
Daniel C. Oliver.jpgDaniel C. Oliver Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1921
Richard F. McKiniry.jpgRichard F. McKiniry Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Albert B. Rossdale.jpgAlbert B. Rossdale Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1923 –
June 18, 1934
No image.svgFrank A. Oliver Democratic Resigned after being appointed justice of the Court of Special Sessions
June 18, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
Vacant
January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
Charles A. Buckley.jpg Charles A. Buckley Democratic Redistricted to the 25th district
January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Walter A. Lynch.jpgWalter A. Lynch Democratic Redistricted from the 22nd district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Sidney A. Fine.jpgSidney A. Fine Democratic Redistricted to the 22nd district
January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1959
Isidore Dollinger.jpgIsidore Dollinger Democratic Redistricted from the 24th district
Resigned
January 1, 1960 –
March 7, 1960
Vacant
March 8, 1960 –
January 3, 1963
Jacob H. Gilbert.jpgJacob H. Gilbert Democratic Redistricted to the 22nd district
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Charles A. Buckley.jpg Charles A. Buckley Democratic Redistricted from the 24th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1973
Jonathan Brewster Bingham.jpg Jonathan Bingham Democratic Redistricted to the 22nd district
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Peter A. Peyser.jpg Peter A. Peyser Republican Redistricted from the 25th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Bruce F Caputo.jpg Bruce Caputo Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Peter A. Peyser.jpg Peter A. Peyser Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Samuel S. Stratton 94th Congress 1975.jpg Samuel S. Stratton Democratic Redistricted from the 28th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Michael McNulty congressional portrait.jpg Michael R. McNulty Democratic Redistricted to the 21st district
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
BoehlertPortrait.jpg Sherwood Boehlert Republican Redistricted from the 25th district
Redistricted to the 24th district
January 3, 2003 –
September 21, 2009
Repjohnmmchugh.jpg John M. McHugh Republican Redistricted from the 24th district
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Army
September 21, 2009 –
November 3, 2009
Vacant
November 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
Bill Owens official photo.jpg Bill Owens Democratic First elected to finish McHugh's term
Re-elected in 2010,
Redistricted to the 21st district
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Tom Reed Official Portrait.jpg Tom Reed Republican Redistricted from the 29th district

Recent election results[edit]

In New York, there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties often 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.

US House election, 1996: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sherwood Boehlert 124,626 64.3
Democratic Bruce W. Hapanowicz 50,436 26.0
Independence Thomas E. Loughlin, Jr. 10,835 5.6
Right to Life William Tapley 7,790 4.0
Majority 74,190 38.3
Turnout 193,687
US House election, 1998: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sherwood Boehlert 111,242 80.8 +16.5
Conservative David Vickers 26,493 19.2 +19.2
Majority 84,749 61.5 +23.2
Turnout 137,735 -28.9
US House election, 2000: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sherwood Boehlert 124,132 60.5 -20.3
Conservative David Vickers 42,854 20.9 +1.7
Democratic Richard W. Englebrecht 38,049 18.6 +18.6
Majority 81,278 39.6 -21.9
Turnout 205,535 +48.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John M. McHugh 124,682 100 +39.5
Majority 124,682 100 +61.4
Turnout 124,682 -39.2
US House election, 2004: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John M. McHugh 160,079 70.7 -29.3
Democratic Robert J. Johnson 66,448 29.3 +29.3
Majority 93,631 41.3 -59.7
Turnout 226,527 +81.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John M. McHugh 106,781 63.1 -7.6
Democratic Robert J. Johnson 62,318 36.9 +7.6
Majority 44,463 26.3 -15.0
Turnout 169,099 -25.4
US House election, 2008: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John M. McHugh 129,991 65.3 +2.2
Democratic Michael P. Oot 69,112 34.7 -2.2
Majority 60,879 30.6
Turnout 199,103 +17.7
New York's 23rd congressional district special election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Owens 73,137 48.3 +14.0
Conservative Doug Hoffman 69,553 46.0 +25.1 (2000)
Republican Dede Scozzafava
(withdrew, but still on the ballot)[3]
8,582 5.7 -59.6
Majority 3,584 2.4 -28.2
Turnout 151,272 -24.0

Scozzafava dropped out of the race just prior to the election and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens. The results were not certified by the New York State Board of Elections until December 15, 2009.

US House election, 2010: New York District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Owens 82,232 47.5 -0.8
Republican Matthew Doheny 80,237 46.4 +40.7
Conservative Doug Hoffman 10,507 6.1 -39.9
Majority 1,995 1.2 -1.2
Turnout 172,976 +14.3
23rd Congressional District Election Results (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Reed 126,519 51.9%
Democratic Nate Shinagawa 117,055 48.1%
Totals 243,571 100.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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