New York's 17th congressional district

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New York's 17th congressional district
New York 's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Nita Lowey (DHarrison)
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New York's 17th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in Southern New York. It includes all of Rockland County, and portions of central and northwestern Westchester County, including the city of White Plains and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Nita Lowey.

From 2003-2013, the 17th district encompassed portions of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Rockland County. It included the neighborhoods of Norwood, Riverdale, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn in the Bronx, the city of Mount Vernon and parts of Yonkers in Westchester, as well as Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River, and Suffern in Rockland County.


Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 75 - 19%
1996 President Clinton 85 - 11%
2000 President Gore 69 - 27%
2004 President Kerry 67 - 33%
2008 President Obama 72 - 28%

Components: Past and Present[edit]

2013-present: map

All of Rockland
Part of Westchester

2003-2013:

Parts of Bronx, Rockland, Westchester.

1993-2003:

Parts of Bronx, Westchester.

1983-1993:

Parts of Bronx, Manhattan.

1973-1983:

All of Staten Island.
Parts of Manhattan.

1913-1973:

Parts of Manhattan.

1843-1853:

Montgomery

List of representatives[edit]

1803 - 1833: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created 1803
OliverPhelps.gif Oliver Phelps Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Silas Halsey.jpg Silas Halsey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
No image.svg John Harris Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
District eliminated 1809
District restored 1813
William Stephens Smith.jpg William S. Smith Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
vacant March 4, 1815 – December 13, 1815 Credentials had been issued for William S. Smith (Fed.), but Smith did not take or claim the seat, see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1814
Dr. Westel Willoughby, Jr..jpg Westel Willoughby, Jr. Democratic-Republican December 13, 1815 – March 3, 1817 Successfully contested election of William S. Smith
Thomas Hill Hubbard portrait.jpg Thomas H. Hubbard Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
No image.svg Aaron Hackley, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
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.
Thomas Hill Hubbard portrait.jpg Thomas H. Hubbard Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Hamilton
JohnWTaylor.jpg John W. Taylor Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Ballston Spa Redistricted from 11th district;
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1825-1827;
Lost re-election
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

1833 - 1843: Two seats[edit]

From 1833 to 1843, two seats were apportioned to the 17th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Samuel Beardsley.jpg Samuel Beardsley Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 29, 1836 redistricted from 14th district, resigned after being appointed circuit judge
Vacant March 29, 1836 – November 9, 1836
No image.svg Rutger B. Miller Jacksonian November 9, 1836 – March 3, 1837
No image.svg Henry A. Foster Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
No image.svg David P. Brewster Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843

Seat B[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Joel Turrill.jpg Joel Turrill Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Abraham Phineas Grant.jpg Abraham P. Grant Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
John Gelston Floyd.jpg John G. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843

1843 - present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Note
Charles Swan Benton.jpg Charles S. Benton Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
No image.svg George Petrie Independent Democrat March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
No image.svg Henry P. Alexander Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Alexander H. Buell.jpg Alexander H. Buell Democratic March 4, 1851 – January 29, 1853 died
Vacant January 29, 1853 – March 4, 1853
Bishop Perkins (Ogdensburg).jpg Bishop Perkins Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Francis Elias Spinner.jpg Francis E. Spinner Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Socrates N. Sherman.jpg Socrates N. Sherman Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Calvin T. Hulburd.jpg Calvin T. Hulburd Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
VicePresident-WmAlWheeler.jpg William A. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 18th district
Robert S. Hale.jpgRobert S. Hale Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Martin I. Townsend.jpg Martin I. Townsend Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Walter Abbott Wood.jpgWalter A. Wood Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Henry G. Burleigh.jpg Henry G. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted to 18th district
James G. Lindsley.jpg James G. Lindsley Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
No image.svg Stephen T. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Charles J. Knapp.jpg Charles J. Knapp Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Isaac Newton Cox.jpg Isaac N. Cox Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Francis Marvin.jpg Francis Marvin Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Benjamin Barker Odell Jr cph.3b20166.jpg Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Arthur S. Tompkins.jpg Arthur S. Tompkins Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Francis Emanuel Shorber 2.jpg Francis E. Shober Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
William S. Bennet smiling.jpg William S. Bennet Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Henry George, Jr. c96c793b08 o.jpg Henry George, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 21st district
John F. Carew.jpg John F. Carew Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 redistricted to 18th district
Herbert C. Pell.jpg Herbert Pell Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Ogden Livingston Mills.jpg Ogden L. Mills Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1927
William Wolfe Cohen.jpg William W. Cohen Democratic March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
Ruth Baker Pratt.jpg Ruth B. Pratt Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Theodore A. Peyser.jpg Theodore A. Peyser Democratic March 4, 1933 – August 8, 1937 died
vacant August 8, 1937 – November 2, 1937
Bruce Barton.jpg Bruce F. Barton Republican November 2, 1937 – January 3, 1941
Kenneth F. Simpson.jpg Kenneth F. Simpson Republican January 3, 1941 – January 25, 1941 died
vacant January 29, 1941 – March 11, 1941
No image.svg Joseph C. Baldwin Republican March 11, 1941 – January 3, 1947
Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.jpg Frederic R. Coudert, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
John Lindsay NYWTS 1.jpg John V. Lindsay Republican January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1965 resigned after being elected as Mayor of New York City
vacant January 1, 1966 – February 7, 1966
No image.svg Theodore R. Kupferman Republican February 8, 1966 – January 3, 1969
Ed Koch 95th congress.jpg Ed Koch Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 18th district
John M. Murphy.jpg John M. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981 redistricted from 16th district
Guy Molinari 1987 congressional photo.jpg Guy Molinari Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 redistricted to 14th district
Theodore S. Weiss 100th Congress 1987.jpg Theodore S. Weiss Democratic January 3, 1983 – September 14, 1992 redistricted from 20th district, died
vacant September 15, 1992 – November 2, 1992
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Jerrold Nadler Democratic November 3, 1992 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 8th district
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg Eliot L. Engel Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013 redistricted from 19th district, redistricted to 16th district
Nitalowey.jpeg Nita Lowey Democratic January 3, 2013 – redistricted from 18th district

The 17th was historically the East Side Manhattan district. In the 1970s it was a Staten Island seat. It became the west side Manhattan seat in the 1980s. It became a Bronx based seat in the 1992 remap and was shifted north into Rockland county in 2002 to absorb terrain from the deconstruction of the old 20th District.

Previously the 19th District covered much of the Bronx portion of the seat in the 1980s; while in the 1970s the 23rd District covered most of this area.

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, 2006: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 93,614 76.4 +0.2
Republican Jim Faulkner 28,842 23.6 +1.6
Majority 64,772 52.9 -1.3
Turnout 122,456 100 -33.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 140,530 76.2 +13.6
Republican Matt I. Brennan 40,524 22.0 -12.4
Conservative Kevin Brawley 3,482 1.9 +1.9
Majority 100,006 54.2 +26.0
Turnout 184,536 100 +49.0
US House election, 2002: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 77,535 62.6 -27.1
Republican C. Scott Vanderhoef 42,634 34.4 +24.1
Right to Life Arthur L. Gallagher 1,931 1.6 +1.6
Green Elizabeth Shanklin 1,743 1.4 +1.4
Majority 34,901 28.2 -51.2
Turnout 123,843 100 -3.5
US House election, 2000: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 115,093 89.7 +1.7
Republican Patrick McManus 13,201 10.3 -1.7
Majority 101,892 79.4 +3.4
Turnout 128,294 100 +39.5
US House election, 1998: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 80,947 88.0 +3.0
Republican Peter Fiumefreddo 11,037 12.0 -1.3
Majority 69,910 76.0 +4.4
Turnout 91,984 100 -22.8
US House election, 1996: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot L. Engel 101,287 85.0
Republican Denis McCarthy 15,892 13.3
Independence Dennis Coleman 2,008 1.7
Majority 85,395 71.6
Turnout 119,187 100

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