New York's 11th congressional district

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New York's 11th congressional district
New York 's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Michael Grimm (RStaten Island)
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New York's 11th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It is currently represented by Republican Michael Grimm.

The 11th district includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Gravesend. Politically, it is the most conservative district in New York City, the only district in the city which leans towards the Republican Party in national elections, and the only district covering part of the city to be represented by a Republican. The district has significant Jewish, Irish-American, Russian-American, and Italian-American populations.

From 2003-2013, the district was located entirely in Brooklyn, and had a majority African-American population. Most of the old 11th is now the 9th District. Prior to 2013, most of the territory currently in the 11th had been the 13th District.

The district was the subject of The Colbert Report's Better Know a District segment on December 15, 2005 and September 4, 2012.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 86 - 10%
1996 President Clinton 90 - 6%
2000 President Gore 83 - 9%
2004 President Kerry 86 - 13%
2008 President Obama 91 - 9%
2012 President Obama 51 - 47%

List of representatives[edit]

The 11th has historically been a Brooklyn-based district. In the 1992 redistricting much of the old 11th became the new 10th district and the new 11th absorbed much of the old 12th district. In the 2012 redistricting, the new 11th replaced most of the old 13th district, and covered Staten Island for the first time.

Representative Party Years Electoral history Geography
District created 1803
No image.svg Beriah Palmer Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Clinton, Essex and Saratoga counties
No image.svg Peter Sailly Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Thompson Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas R. Gold Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Saratoga counties
JohnWTaylor.jpg John W. Taylor Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to 17th district Saratoga County
No image.svg Charles A. Foote Crawford
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Delaware and Greene counties
No image.svg Henry Ashley Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Selah R. Hobbie Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Perkins King Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
'Portrait of General Erastus Root' by Rembrandt Peale, High Museum.JPG Erastus Root Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Cramer Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Schenectady and Saratoga counties
No image.svg John I. De Graff Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Anson Brown Whig March 4, 1839 –
June 14, 1840
Died
Vacant June 14, 1840 –
December 7, 1840
No image.svg Nicholas B. Doe Whig December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Archibald L. Linn Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Zadock Pratt clean.jpg Zadock Pratt Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Columbia and Greene counties
John F. Collin.jpg John F. Collin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Peter H. Silvester Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Josiah Sutherland.jpg Josiah Sutherland Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Theodoric R. Westbrook Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Ulster County, New York and Greene County, New York
No image.svg Rufus H. King Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Fiero Russell.jpg William F. Russell Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William S. Kenyon Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Benedict Steele.jpg John B. Steele Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Redistricted to 13th district
Charles H. Winfield.jpg Charles H. Winfield Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Orange and Sullivan counties
VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Charles Van Wyck Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hon. George Woodward Greene.jpg George W. Greene Democratic March 4, 1869 –
February 17, 1870
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Charles Van Wyck Republican February 17, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Successfully challenged election of George W. Greene
Charles St. John.jpg Charles St. John Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 12th district
Clarkson Nott Potter - Brady-Handy.jpg Clarkson N. Potter Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from 10th district Bronx and Westchester County
BAWillis.jpg Benjamin A. Willis Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Harlem and central Manhattan
Levi Morton - Brady-Handy portrait - tight 3x4 crop.jpg Levi P. Morton Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 21, 1881
Resigned to become US Minister to France
Vacant March 21, 1881 –
November 8, 1881
RPFlowers-portrait.jpg Roswell P. Flower Democratic November 8, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
OrlandoBPotter.jpg Orlando B. Potter Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Truman A. Merriman.jpg Truman A. Merriman Independent Democrat March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] West Central Manhattan
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
John Quinn.jpg John Quinn Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John De Witt Warner, 1871.jpg John De Witt Warner Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 13th district
Amos Jay Cummings.jpg Amos J. Cummings Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 9th district
Redistricted to 10th district
Lower East Side of Manhattan (part)
William Sulzer NY.jpg William Sulzer Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 10th district
William Randolph Hearst cph 3a49373.jpg William Randolph Hearst Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Part of Central west Manhattan
Charles V. Fornes.jpg Charles V. Fornes Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Daniel J. Rioridan, 1912 bw photo portrait.jpg Daniel J. Riordan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
April 28, 1923
Redistricted from 8th district
Died
All of Staten Island, Parts of Manhattan
Vacant April 28, 1923 –
November 6, 1923
Anning S. Prall.jpg Anning Smith Prall Democratic November 6, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James A. O'Leary.jpg James A. O'Leary Democratic January 3, 1935 –
March 16, 1944
Died
Vacant March 16, 1944 –
June 6, 1944
Ellsworth Buck.jpg Ellsworth B. Buck Republican June 6, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 16th district
James J. Heffernan.jpg James J. Heffernan Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from 5th district Parts of Brooklyn
Emanuel Celler NYWTS.jpg Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from 15th district
redistricted to 10th district
Parts of Brooklyn, Queens
Eugene J. Keogh.jpg Eugene J. Keogh Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted from 9th district Parts of Brooklyn
Frank Brasco.jpg Frank J. Brasco Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
Parts of Brooklyn, Queens
James H Scheuer.jpg James H. Scheuer Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 8th district
Edolphus Towns Portrait.jpg Edolphus Towns Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to 10th district Parts of Brooklyn
Major Owens.jpg Major Owens Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2007
Redistricted from 12th district
Yvette Clarke Official.jpg Yvette Clarke Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 9th district
Mike Grimm.jpg Michael Grimm Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from 13th district Staten Island and parts of 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"). (See Electoral fusion#New York.)

1996 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Major Owens 89,905 92.0
Republican Claudette Hayle 7,866 8.0
Majority 82,039 83.9
Turnout 97,771 100
1998 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Major Owens 75,773 90.0 -2.0
Republican David Greene 7,284 8.7 +0.7
Independence Phyllis Taliaferro 1,144 1.4 +1.4
Majority 68,489 81.3 -2.6
Turnout 84,201 100 -13.9
2000 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Major Owens 112,050 87.0 -3.0
Republican Susan Cleary 8,406 6.5 -2.2
Liberal Una S.T. Clarke 7,366 5.7 +5.7
Conservative Cartrell Gore 962 0.7 +0.7
Majority 103,644 80.5 -0.8
Turnout 128,784 100 +52.9
2002 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Major Owens 76,917 86.6 -0.4
Republican Susan Cleary 11,149 12.5 +6.0
Conservative Alice Gaffney 798 0.9 +0.2
Majority 65,768 74.0 -6.5
Turnout 88,864 100 -31.0
2004 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Major Owens 144,999 94.0 +7.4
Independence Lorraine Stevens 4,721 3.1 +3.1
Conservative Sol Lieberman 4,478 2.9 +2.0
Majority 140,278 91.0 +17.0
Turnout 154,198 100 +73.5
2006 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Yvette Clarke 88,334 90.0 -4.0
Republican Stephen Finger 7,447 7.6 +7.6
Conservative Marianna Blume 1,325 1.4 -1.5
Freedom Ollie M. McClean 996 1.0 +1.0
Majority 80,887 82.5 -8.5
Turnout 98,102 100 -36.4
2008 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Yvette Clarke 168,562 92.8 +2.8
Republican Hugh C. Carr 11,644 6.4 -1.2
Conservative Cartrell Gore 1,517 0.8 -0.6
Majority 156,918 86.4 +3.9
Turnout 181,723 100 +85.2
2010 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Yvette Clarke 104,297 90.6 -2.2
Republican Hugh C. Carr 10,858 9.4 +3.0
Majority 93,439 81.1 -5.3
Turnout 115,155 100 -36.6

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°34′01″N 74°07′35″W / 40.56694°N 74.12639°W / 40.56694; -74.12639