New York's 12th congressional district

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New York's 12th congressional district
New York 's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Carolyn Maloney (DManhattan)
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New York's 12th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. It is now represented by Democrat Carolyn Maloney.

The district includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint, and western Queens, mostly overlapping the pre-redistricting 14th district.[1] The 12th district's per capita income, in excess of $75,000, is the highest among all congressional districts in the United States.[2]

From 2003-2013 it included parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. It included the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodside, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 68 - 26%
1996 President Clinton 85 - 11%
2000 President Gore 77 - 15%
2004 President Kerry 80 - 19%
2008 President Obama 86 - 13%

Components: past and present[edit]

The 12th District was historically a Brooklyn district. In the 1960s, it was realigned to include majority African American neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant in Central Brooklyn. Up to 1992 it was the central Brooklyn district now held by Yvette Clarke (and formerly by Major Owens), and then remapped to include Hispanic neighborhoods in lower Manhattan and Queens.

1803-1913:

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1913-1945:

Parts of Manhattan

1945-1993:

Parts of Brooklyn

1993–present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

List of representatives[edit]

1803 - 1813: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District created 1803
David Thomas (Salem, New York).jpg David Thomas Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
February 17, 1808[3]
Redistricted from 7th district
Resigned to become New York State Treasurer
Vacant February 17, 1808 –
November 7, 1808
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Nathan Wilson Democratic-
Republican
November 7, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
'Portrait of General Erastus Root' by Rembrandt Peale, High Museum.JPG Erastus Root Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Arunah Metcalf Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1813 - 1823: two seats[edit]

From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the District, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong-
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13 March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Zebulon R. Shipherd Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Elisha I. Winter Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14 March 4, 1815 –
December 7, 1815
Vacant Representative-elect Benjamin Pond died October 6, 1814 John Savage (Congressman).png John Savage Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
December 7, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Asa Adgate Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Shipherd's term
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
John Palmer Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Ezra C. Gross Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Nathaniel pitcher portrait as governor of new york.jpg Nathaniel Pitcher Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
17 March 4, 1821 –
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.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Walworth reuben large.jpg Reuben H. Walworth Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1823 - present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
No image.svg Lewis Eaton Crawford
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Dietz Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John I. De Graff Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Peter I. Borst Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph Bouck Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry C. Martindale Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David Abel Russell Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Bernard Blair.jpg Bernard Blair Whig March 4, 1841 –
June 20, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David L. Seymour.jpg David L. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Richard P. Herrick Whig March 4, 1845 –
June 20, 1846
Died
Vacant June 20, 1846 –
December 7, 1846
No image.svg Thomas C. Ripley Whig December 7, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gideon Reynolds.jpg Gideon Reynolds Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David L. Seymour.jpg David L. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gilbert Dean.jpg Gilbert Dean Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 3, 1854
Redistricted from 8th district
Resigned to become justice to Supreme Court of New York
Vacant July 3, 1854 –
November 7, 1854
No image.svg Isaac Teller Whig November 7, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Killian Miller Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Thompson, Representative from New York.jpg John Thompson Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles Lewis Beale.jpg Charles Lewis Beale Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Stephen Baker.jpg Stephen Baker Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Homer A Nelson.jpg Homer A. Nelson Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Henry Ketcham.jpg John H. Ketcham Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles St. John.jpg Charles St. John Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from 11th district
N. Holmes Odell.jpg N. Holmes Odell Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Clarkson Nott Potter - Brady-Handy.jpg Clarkson Nott Potter Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Waldo Hutchins Democratic November 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Alexander Smith (Yonkers, New York).jpg Elected to replace Representative-elect Alexander Smith who died before being seated
Abraham Dowdney.jpg Abraham Dowdney Democratic March 4, 1885 –
December 10, 1886
Died
Vacant December 10, 1886 –
March 4, 1887
William Bourke Cockran 1904.jpg William Bourke Cockran Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
RPFlowers-portrait.jpg Roswell P. Flower Democratic March 4, 1889 –
September 16, 1891
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Vacant September 16, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
Joseph James Little.jpg Joseph J. Little Democratic November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Bourke Cockran 1904.jpg William Bourke Cockran Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 10th district
McClellan.gif George B. McClellan, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1895 –
December 21, 1903
Resigned to become Mayor of New York City
Vacant December 21, 1903 –
February 23, 1904
William Bourke Cockran 1904.jpg William Bourke Cockran Democratic February 23, 1904 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Michael F. Conry.jpg Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 15th district
Henry M Goldfogle.jpg Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from 9th district
Meyer London.jpg Meyer London Socialist March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry M Goldfogle.jpg Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Meyer London.jpg Meyer London Socialist March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Dicksten.jpg Samuel Dickstein Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 19th district
John James Rooney.jpg John J. Rooney Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from 4th district
Redistricted to 14th district
Francis E. Dorn.jpg Francis E. Dorn Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hugh Carey - 1977 NFTA Report.jpg Hugh Carey Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 15th district
Edna Flannery Kelly.jpg Edna F. Kelly Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
Redistricted from 10th district
Shirley Chisholm.jpg Shirley Chisholm Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Major Owens.jpg Major R. Owens Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to 11th district
Nydia Velázquez.jpg Nydia Velazquez Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 7th district
Carolynmaloney.jpg Carolyn Maloney Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from 14th district

Recent elections[edit]

In New York, 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, 1996: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 61,913 84.6
Republican Miguel I. Prado 9,978 13.6
Socialist Workers Eleanor Garcia 1,283 1.8
Majority 51,935 71.0
Turnout 73,174 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 53,269 83.6 -1.0
Republican Rosemary Markgraf 7,405 11.6 -2.0
Conservative Angel Diaz 1,632 2.6 +2.6
Liberal Hector Cortes, Jr. 1,400 2.2 +2.2
Majority 45,864 72.0 +1.0
Turnout 63,706 100 -12.9
US House election, 2000: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 86,288 87.1 +3.5
Republican Rosemary Markgraf 10,052 10.1 -1.5
Socialist Paul Pederson 1,025 1.0 +1.0
Right to Life Mildred Rosario 865 0.9 +0.9
Conservative Cesar Estevez 850 0.9 -1.7
Majority 76,236 76.9 +4.9
Turnout 99,080 100 +55.5
US House election, 2002: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 48,408 95.8 +8.7
Conservative Cesar Estevez 2,119 4.2 +3.3
Majority 46,289 91.6 +14.7
Turnout 50,527 100 -49.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 107,796 86.3 -9.5
Republican Paul A. Rodriguez 17,166 13.7 +13.7
Majority 90,630 72.5 -19.1
Turnout 124,962 100 +147.3
US House election, 2006: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 62,847 89.7 +3.4
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 7,182 10.3 -3.4
Majority 55,665 79.5 +7.0
Turnout 70,029 100 -44.0
US House election, 2008: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 123,053 90.0 +0.3
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 13,748 10.0 -0.3
Majority 109,305 80.0 +0.5
Turnout 136,801 100 +95.3
US House election, 2010: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 68,624 93.9 +3.9
Conservative Alice Gaffney 4,482 6.1 +6.1
Majority 64,142 87.7 +7.7
Turnout 73,106 100 -46.6

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Redistricting". New York Times. 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Highest Income Per Capita In The United States By Congressional District". 
  3. ^ David Thomas was appointed New York State Treasurer on February 5, 1808, and resigned his seat. His letter of resignation was read in the House on February 17. see: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Vol. V; page 182)

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