New York's 10th congressional district

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New York's 10th congressional district
New York 's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jerrold Nadler (DManhattan)
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New York's 10th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives formerly located from 2003 to 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City, currently represented by Democrat Jerrold Nadler. The district contains the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the west side of Lower Manhattan including Greenwich Village and the Financial District and parts of Brooklyn, including Borough Park.

From 2003-2013, the district was located entirely within Brooklyn and was majority African-American. It included the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York and Ocean Hill, as well as parts of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Williamsburg.

Redistricting[edit]

The 10th District was a Brooklyn-based seat prior to 1972, when that district became the 16th and the 10th District was reassigned to a district in northern Queens and the east Bronx. The 1980 redistricting restored the 10th District to Brooklyn (covering the same terrain). In the 1990 remap, much of the old 10th District was added to the new Queens-Brooklyn 9th District. The new 10th then absorbed much of the old 11th District, including its congressman.

Following the 2012 redistricting cycle, the district shed most of its Brooklyn territory and picked up parts of Manhattan that had been in the 8th district.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 83 - 13%
1996 President Clinton 90 - 6%
2000 President Gore 88 - 8%
2004 President Kerry 86 - 13%
2008 President Obama 91 - 9%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history Geography
District created 1793
Silas Talbot.jpg Silas Talbot Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 5, 1794
Resigned to join the U.S. Navy Western New York with its eastern border being approximately the eastern borders of Jefferson (with St. Lawrence County), Lewis (with St. Lawrence County), Herkimer (its northern border), Hamilton (northern and eastern), Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, and Delaware Counties. With Delaware County its southern border was also one of the district borders.
Vacant June 5, 1794 –
March 3, 1795
No special election called by Gov. Clinton for political reasons
William Cooper by Gilbert Stuart.jpg William Cooper Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Cochran Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Cooper by Gilbert Stuart.jpg William Cooper Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] All New York west of and including Cayuga, Onondaga, Cortland, and Broome Counties. It also included portions of what is today Chenango and Otsego Counties.
No image.svg Thomas Morris Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg George Tibbits Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Rensselaer County
No image.svg Josiah Masters Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Nicholson Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and St. Lawrence Counties.
No image.svg Silas Stow Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hosea Moffitt Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Rensselaer County
John Paine Cushman.jpg John P. Cushman Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Dean Dickinson.jpg John D. Dickinson Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
StephenVanRensselaerIIIPortrait.jpg Stephen Van Rensselaer Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 9th district Albany County
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
ASpencer.jpg Ambrose Spencer Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gerrit Yates Lansing.jpg Gerrit Y. Lansing Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Albert Gallup Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
D. D. Barnard.jpg Daniel D. Barnard Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 13th district
Jeremiah Russell.jpg Jeremiah Russell Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Delaware and Ulster Counties.
Samuel Gordon (1802-1873).jpg Samuel Gordon Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Eliakim Sherrill.jpg Eliakim Sherrill Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Herman D. Gould Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Marius Schoonmaker.jpg Marius Schoonmaker Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Murray 1803-75.jpg William Murray Independent
Democratic
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 9th district Sullivan and Orange Counties.
Ambrose S. Murray.jpg Ambrose S. Murray Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Charles Van Wyck Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Rep. William Radford, D., N.Y.jpg William Radford Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Westchester and Rockland Counties and The Bronx.
WilliamHRobertson.jpg William H. Robertson Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Clarkson Nott Potter - Brady-Handy.jpg Clarkson Nott Potter Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to the 11th district
Fernando Wood - Brady-Handy.jpg Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 9th district
Redistricted to the 9th district
Northern Manhattan.
Abram Stevens Hewitt 1822-1903.jpg Abram Stevens Hewitt Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Various parts of mid-town and Lower Manhattan.
James OBrien U.S. Congressman - Brady-Handy.jpg James O'Brien Independent
Democratic
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Abram Stevens Hewitt 1822-1903.jpg Abram Stevens Hewitt Democratic March 4, 1881 –
December 30, 1886
Resigned on election as Mayor of New York City
Vacant December 30, 1886 –
March 4, 1887
Francis Barreto Spinola.jpg Francis B. Spinola Democratic March 4, 1887 –
April 14, 1891
Died
Vacant April 14, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
William Bourke Cockran 1904.jpg William Bourke Cockran Democratic November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 12th district
Daniel Edgar Sickles.jpg Daniel E. Sickles Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Lost re-election
Vacant March 4, 1895 –
November 5, 1895
Representative-elect Andrew J. Campbell died before term began
Amos Jay Cummings.jpg Amos J. Cummings Democratic November 5, 1895 –
May 2, 1902
Elected to finish Campbells' term
Re-elected in 1896
Re-elected in 1898
Re-elected in 1900
Died
Vacant May 2, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
Edward Swann, New York Congressman.jpg Edward Swann Democratic November 4, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Sulzer NY.jpg William Sulzer Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 31, 1912
Redistricted from the 11th district
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Vacant January 1, 1913 –
March 4, 1913
MetzHermanA-1904.jpg Herman A. Metz Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Parts of Brooklyn
Reuben L. Haskell.jpg Reuben L. Haskell Republican March 4, 1915 –
December 31, 1919
Re-elected in 1916

Re-elected in 1918
Resigned

Vacant December 31, 1919 –
November 2, 1920
Lester D. Volk.jpg Lester D. Volk Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1923
Elected to finish Haskell's term

Lost re-election in 1922

Emanuel Celler NYWTS.jpg Emanuel Celler Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 15th district
Andrew L. Somers.jpg Andrew L. Somers Democratic January 3, 1945 –
April 6, 1949
Redistricted from the 6th district
Died
Vacant April 7, 1949 –
November 7, 1949
Edna Flannery Kelly.jpg Edna F. Kelly Democratic November 8, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
Elected to finish Somers's term
Re-elected in 1950
Re-elected in 1952
Re-elected in 1954
Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958
Re-elected in 1960
Redistricted to the 12th district and won re-election there
Emanuel Celler NYWTS.jpg Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 1964
Re-elected in 1966
Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost renomination there
Parts of Brooklyn, Queens
January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Parts of Brooklyn
Mario Biaggi.jpg Mario Biaggi Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted from the 24th district and re-elected in 1972
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976
Re-elected in 1978
Re-elected in 1980
Redistricted to the 19th district and won re-election there
Parts of Bronx, Queens
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg Chuck Schumer Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 16th 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 9th district and won re-election there
Parts of Brooklyn
Edolphus Towns Portrait.jpg Ed Towns Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
Re-elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Retired
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpgJerrold Nadler Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 2012 Parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn

Election results[edit]

In New York State, 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, 1870: New York District 10[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Clarkson Nott Potter 14,249 57.1
Republican James Westervelt 10,685 42.9
Majority 3,564 14.2
Turnout 24,934 100
US House election, 1996: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 99,889 91.3
Republican Amelia Smith-Parker 8,660 7.9
Right to Life Julian M. Hill, Jr. 893 0.8
Majority 91,229 83.4
Turnout 109,442 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 83,528 92.3 Increase 1.0
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 5,577 6.2 Decrease 1.7
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,396 1.5 Increase 1.5
Majority 77,951 86.1 Increase 2.7
Turnout 90,501 100 Decrease 17.3
US House election, 2000: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 120,700 90.2 Decrease 2.1
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 6,852 5.1 Decrease 1.1
Working Families Barry Ford 5,530 4.1 Increase 4.1
Conservative Ernest Johnson 802 0.6 Decrease 0.9
Majority 113,848 85.0 Decrease 1.1
Turnout 133,884 100 Increase 47.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 73,859 97.8 Increase 7.6
Conservative Herbert F. Rayn 1,639 2.2 Increase 1.6
Majority 72,220 95.7 Increase 10.7
Turnout 75,498 100 Decrease 43.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 136,113 91.5 Decrease 6.3
Republican Harvey R. Clarke 11,099 7.5 Increase 7.5
Conservative Mariana Blume 1,554 1.0 Decrease 1.2
Majority 125,014 84.0 Decrease 11.7
Turnout 148,766 100 Increase 97.0
US House election, 2006: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 72,171 92.2 Increase 0.7
Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 4,666 6.0 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,470 1.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 67,505 86.2 Increase 2.2
Turnout 78,307 100 Decrease 47.4
US House election, 2008: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 72,171 92.2 Increase 0.7
Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 4,666 6.0 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,470 1.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 67,505 86.2 Increase 2.2
Turnout 78,307 100 Decrease 47.4

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

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Notes[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°42′07″N 74°00′26″W / 40.70194°N 74.00722°W / 40.70194; -74.00722