New York's 16th congressional district

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New York's 16th congressional district
New York 's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Eliot Engel (DBronx)
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New York's 16th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives represented by Eliot Engel.

The 16th district includes the northern Bronx and the southern half of Westchester County, including the suburban cities of Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Rye.

From 2003 to 2013 the district included the neighborhoods of Bedford Park, East Tremont, Fordham, Hunts Point, Melrose, Highbridge, Morrisania, Mott Haven and University Heights. Yankee Stadium, Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo were located within the district. Before redistricting, the 2010 Census found that approximately 38% of constituents in New York's 16th lived at or below the federal poverty line, the highest poverty rate of any congressional district in the nation.[1] These neighborhoods were largely reassigned to the 15th district after redistricting. The current 16th district, while still containing impoverished areas, such as some neighborhoods of Mount Vernon, also contains affluent areas, such as in Scarsdale and Rye, resulting in a more mixed-income demography.

In 2008, the previous version of this district gave Barack Obama his largest victory margin of any congressional district, a margin of 90% (95%-5%).[2] The current 16th district is not as overwhelmingly Democratic as the previous version, but retains a healthy Democratic majority.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 81 - 15%
1996 President Clinton 94 - 4%
2000 President Gore 92 - 5%
2004 President Kerry 89 - 10%
2008 President Obama 95 - 5%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history District components
District created 1803 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Paterson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
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No image.svg Uri Tracy Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
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Reuben Humphreys.jpg Reuben Humphrey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
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District eliminated March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
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MorrisSMiller.jpg Morris S. Miller Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
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Thomas Ruggles Gold.jpg Thomas R. Gold Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry R. Storrs Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
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Vacant March 4 –
December 3, 1821
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. [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JosephKirklandCongressman.jpg Joseph Kirkland Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John W. Cady Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Montgomery County
No image.svg Henry Markell Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
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No image.svg Benedict Arnold Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
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No image.svg Nathan Soule Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
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No image.svg Abijah Mann, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
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No image.svg Arphaxed Loomis Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
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No image.svg Andrew W. Doig Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
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No image.svg Chesselden Ellis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
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HughWhiteCongressmanNewYork.jpg Hugh White Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
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No image.svg John Wells Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
No image.svg George A. Simmons Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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Opposition March 4, 1855 –
May 30, 1857
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GW Palmer NY.jpg George W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
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VicePresident-WmAlWheeler.jpg William A. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
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Orlando Kellogg.jpg Orlando Kellogg Republican March 4, 1863 –
August 24, 1865
Died [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant August 24, 1865 –
December 3, 1866
Robert S. Hale.jpg Robert S. Hale Republican December 3, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Orange Ferriss.jpg Orange Ferriss Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
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No image.svg John Rogers Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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No image.svg James S. Smart Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
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Charles H. Adams - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles H. Adams Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
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Terence J. Quinn - Brady-Handy.jpg Terence J. Quinn Democratic March 4, 1877 –
June 18, 1878
Died
Vacant June 18, 1878 –
November 5, 1878
John Mosher Bailey.jpg John Mosher Bailey Republican November 5, 1878 –
March 3, 1881
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Michael N. Nolan.jpg Michael N. Nolan Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
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Thomas J. Van Alstyne.jpg Thomas J. Van Alstyne Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
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John Henry Ketcham.jpg John H. Ketcham Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted from 13th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Ryan (Port Chester).jpg William Ryan Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Westchester County and The Bronx[3]
Benjamin L. Fairchild.jpg Benjamin L. Fairchild Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
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William Lukens Ward.jpg William L. Ward Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
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John Q. Underhill.jpg John Q. Underhill Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
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Cornelius Amory Pugsley.jpg Cornelius A. Pugsley Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
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Jacob Ruppert 1923.jpg Jacob Ruppert, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from 15th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Francis Burton Harrison.jpg Francis B. Harrison Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 20th district
PeterJDooling.jpg Peter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted to 15th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas F. Smith (NY).jpg Thomas F. Smith Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Redistricted from 15th district Parts of Manhattan
William Bourke Cockran 1904.jpg William Bourke Cockran Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 1, 1923
Died
Vacant March 1, 1923 –
November 6, 1923
John J O'Connor.jpg John J. O'Connor Democratic November 6, 1923 –
January 3, 1939
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James H. Fay Congress.jpg James H. Fay Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
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No image.svg William T. Pheiffer Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
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James H. Fay Congress.jpg James H. Fay Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
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Ellsworth Buck.jpg Ellsworth B. Buck Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from 11th district All of Staten Island, parts of Brooklyn
James J. Rooney.jpg James J. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
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Adam Clayon Powell Jr.jpg Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from 22nd district
Redistricted to 18th district
Parts of Manhattan
John M. Murphy.jpg John M. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 17th district All of Staten Island, parts of Brooklyn
Elizabeth Holtzman.jpg Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Parts of Brooklyn
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg Chuck Schumer Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 10th district
Charles Rangel Official Portrait.jpg Charles B. Rangel Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from 19th district
Redistricted to 15th district
Parts of Manhattan
Josieserrano.jpeg José E. Serrano Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from 18th district
Redistricted to 15th district
Parts of The Bronx
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg Eliot Engel Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from 17th district Parts of The Bronx, Westchester County

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 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 58,478 90.8
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,164 4.9
total José E. Serrano 61,642 95.7 -0.9
Republican Frank Della Valle 2,257 3.5
Conservative Frank Della Valle 501 0.8
total Frank Della Valle 2,758 4.3 +0.9
Majority 58,884 91.4 -1.8
Turnout 64,400 100 -51.1
US House election, 2008: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 123,312 93.7
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,867 2.9
total José E. Serrano 127,179 96.6 +1.3
Republican Ali Mohamed 3,941 3.0
Conservative Ali Mohamed 547 0.4
total Ali Mohamed 4,488 3.4 -1.3
Majority 122,691 93.2 +2.6
Turnout 131,667 100 +123.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 53,179 90.3
Working Families José E. Serrano 2,945 5.0
total José E. Serrano 56,124 95.3 +0.1
Republican Ali Mohamed 2,045 3.5
Conservative Ali Mohamed 714 1.2
total Ali Mohamed 2,759 4.7 -0.1
Majority 53,365 90.6 +0.2
Turnout 58,883 100 -49.8
US House election, 2004: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 106,739 91.0
Working Families José E. Serrano 4,899 4.2
total José E. Serrano 111,638 95.2 +3.1
Republican Ali Mohamed 4,917 4.2
Conservative Ali Mohamed 693 0.6
total Ali Mohamed 5,610 4.8 -3.1
Majority 106,028 90.4 +6.3
Turnout 117,248 100 +112.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 50,716 92.1 -3.7
Republican Frank DellaValle 4,366 7.9 +4.2
Majority 46,350 84.1 -8.1
Turnout 55,082 100 -48.8
US House election, 2000: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 103,041 95.8 +0.4
Republican Aaron Justice 3,934 3.7 +0.2
Conservative Richard Retcho 571 0.5 -0.6
Majority 99,107 92.2 +0.2
Turnout 107,546 100 +52.4
US House election, 1998: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 67,367 95.4 -0.9
Republican Thomas W. Bayley, Jr. 2,457 3.5 +0.6
Conservative Owen Camp 756 1.1 +0.3
Majority 64,910 92.0 -1.4
Turnout 70,580 100 -28.9
US House election, 1996: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 95,568 96.3
Republican Rodney Torres 2,878 2.9
Conservative Owen Camp 787 0.8
Majority 92,690 93.4
Turnout 99,233 100

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References[edit]

Sources[edit]

Books[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. 

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