New York's 1st congressional district

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New York's 1st congressional district
 New York 's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tim Bishop (DSouthampton)
Distribution 93.89% urban, 6.11% rural
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $61,884
Ethnicity 77.9[1]White, 4.9% Black, 3.7% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic, 1% other
Cook PVI R+2

The 1st Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in eastern Long Island. It includes most of Central and Eastern Suffolk County, including most of Smithtown, as well as the entirety of the towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. The district encompasses extremely wealthy enclaves such as the Hamptons, middle class suburban towns such as Selden, Centereach and Lake Grove, working-class neighborhoods such as Mastic, Shirley, and Riverhead and rural farming communities such as Mattituck and Jamesport on the North Fork. Democrat Tim Bishop has represented the district since 2003.

The district was a battleground, as President George W. Bush defeated challenger John Kerry by less than a percentage point in 2004, while in 2008, President Barack Obama defeated John McCain 52%–48%.

In 2012, New York underwent redistricting, and the 1st District was slightly modified.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40–38%
1996 President Clinton 51–36%
2000 President Gore 52–44%
2004 President Bush 49–49%
2008 President Obama 52–48%
2012 President Obama 50–49%

Communities within the district[edit]

Components: past and present[edit]

1913–1945:

All of Suffolk, Nassau
Parts of Queens

1945–1963:

All of Suffolk
Parts of Nassau

1963–present:

Parts of Suffolk


List of representatives[edit]

1789–1813: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Note
William floyd.jpg William Floyd Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1791 –
May 1791
2 Representative-elect James Townsend died May 24, 1790, before his term began.
No image.svg Thomas Tredwell Anti-Administration May 1791 –
March 3, 1795
2
(Continued)
Elected in special election April 1791
3
No image.svg Jonathan Nicoll Havens Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
October 25, 1799
4 Died
5
6
Vacant October 25, 1799 –
February 27, 1800
John SmithNY.jpg John Smith Democratic-Republican February 27, 1800 –
February 23, 1804
6
(Continued)
Resigned
7
8
Vacant February 23, 1804 –
November 5, 1804
No image.svg Samuel Riker Democratic-Republican November 5, 1804 –
March 3, 1805
8
(Continued)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Eliphalet Wickes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
9 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel Riker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Ebenezer Sage Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
11 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
12

1813–1823: two seats[edit]

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned, 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
John Lefferts Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ebenezer Sage Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14 March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Henry Crocheron Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Townsend Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Tredwell Scudder Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816

Retired
Re-elected in 1816

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
16 March 4, 1819 –
January 14, 1820
Silas Wood Federalist First elected in 1818 Vacant Credentials had been issued for Ebenezer Sage (Dem.-Rep.), but Sage did not take or claim the seat, see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1818
January 14, 1820 –
March 3, 1821
James Guyon, Jr. Democratic-Republican Successfully contested the election of Ebenezer Sage

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
17 March 4, 1821 –
December 12, 1821
Re-elected in 1821

Became the sole representative from the district in 1823
Vacant Credentials had been issued for Peter Sharpe (Dem.-Rep.), but Sharpe did not take or claim the seat, see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821
December 12, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Cadwallader D. Colden Esq Mayor of the City of New York.jpeg Cadwallader D. Colden Federalist Successfully contested the election of Peter Sharpe

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1823–present: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Silas Wood Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Re-elected in 1822

Lost re-election
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
No image.svg James Lent Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
February 22, 1833
Died
Vacant February 22, 1833 –
March 4, 1833
No image.svg Abel Huntington Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas B. Jackson Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Did not run for re-election
No image.svg Charles A. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Selah B. Strong Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Did not run for re-election
No image.svg John W. Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Did not run for re-election
No image.svg Frederick W. Lord Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Alsop King.jpg John Alsop King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Gelston Floyd.jpg John G. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Maurice Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Did not run for re-election
No image.svg William Valk Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
No image.svg John A. Searing Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Did not run for re-election
No image.svg Luther C. Carter Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Lost re-election
Edward Henry Smith of Smithtown.jpg Edward H. Smith Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Did not run for re-election
Henry G. Stebbins.jpg Henry G. Stebbins Democratic March 4, 1863 –
October 24, 1864
Resigned
Vacant October 24, 1864 –
December 5, 1864
No image.svg Dwight Townsend Democratic December 5, 1864 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Stephen Taber - Brady-Handy.jpg Stephen Taber Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry A. Reeves.jpg Henry A. Reeves Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Dwight Townsend Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry J. Scudder.jpg Henry J. Scudder Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Did not run for re-election
Henry B. Metcalfe.jpg Henry B. Metcalfe Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James W. Covert.jpg James W. Covert Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Belmont 3351773662 62e4af0193 o.jpg Perry Belmont Democratic March 4, 1881 –
December 1, 1888
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Spain
Vacant December 1, 1888 –
March 4, 1889
James W. Covert.jpg James W. Covert Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard Cunningham McCormick - Brady-Handy.jpg Richard C. McCormick Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Did not run for re-election
Joseph M. Belford.jpg Joseph M. Belford Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
Did not run for re-election
Townsend Scudder.jpg Townsend Scudder Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
Did not run for re-election
Frederic Storm.jpg Frederic Storm Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Lost re-election
Townsend Scudder.jpg Townsend Scudder Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Did not run for re-election
William Willets Cocks.jpg William W. Cocks Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Lost re-election
Martin W. Littleton 2.jpg Martin W. Littleton Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Did not run for re-election
Lathrop Brown.jpg Lathrop Brown Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election
Frederick C. Hicks.jpg Frederick C. Hicks Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Did not run for re-election
Robert L Bacon.jpg Robert L. Bacon Republican March 4, 1923 –
September 12, 1938
Died
Vacant September 12, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Leonard W. Hall.jpg Leonard W. Hall Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 2nd congressional district
No image.svg Edgar A. Sharp Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Did not run for re-election
W. Kingsland Macy.jpg W. Kingsland Macy Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1951
Lost re-election
Ernest Greenwood Congress.jpg Ernest Greenwood Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
SWainwright.png Stuyvesant Wainwright Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1961
Lost re-election
Otis G Pike.jpg Otis G. Pike Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1979
Did not run for re-election
Wm Carney.png William Carney Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1987
Did not run for re-election
George J. Hochbrueckner.jpg George J. Hochbrueckner Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
MichaelForbes.jpg Michael Forbes Republican January 3, 1995 –
July 17, 1999
Lost primary election
Democratic July 17, 1999 –
January 3, 2001
Felix Grucci.jpg Felix Grucci Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Tim Bishop Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg Tim Bishop Democratic January 3, 2003 –
present
First elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

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, 1996: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael P. Forbes 116,620 54.7
Democratic Nora L. Bredes 96,496 45.3
Majority 20,124 9.4
Turnout 213,116 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael P. Forbes 99,460 64.1 Increase 9.4
Democratic William G. Holst 55,630 35.9 Decrease 9.4
Majority 43,830 28.3 Increase 18.9
Turnout 155,090 100 Decrease 27.2
US House election, 2000: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Felix Grucci 133,020 55.5 Decrease 8.6
Democratic Regina Seltzer 97,299 40.6 Increase 4.7
None Michael P. Forbes 6,318 2.6 Increase 2.6
Green William G. Holst 2,967 1.2 Increase 1.2
Majority 35,721 14.9 Decrease 13.4
Turnout 239,604 100 Increase 54.5
US House election, 2002: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 84,276 50.2 Increase 9.6
Republican Felix Grucci 81,524 48.6 Decrease 6.9
Green Lorna Salzman 1,991 1.2 Decrease 0.0
Majority 2,752 1.6 Decrease 13.3
Turnout 167,791 100 Decrease 30.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 156,354 56.2 Increase 6.0
Republican William M. Manger, Jr. 121,855 43.8 Decrease 4.8
Majority 34,499 12.4 Increase 10.8
Turnout 278,209 100 Increase 65.8
US House election, 2006: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 104,360 62.2 Increase 6.0
Republican Italo Zanzi 63,328 37.8 Decrease 6.0
Majority 41,032 24.5 Increase 12.1
Turnout 167,688 100 Decrease 39.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 162,083 58.4 Decrease 3.8
Republican Lee M. Zeldin 115,545 41.6 Increase 3.8
Majority 46,538 16.8 Decrease 7.7
Turnout 277,628 100 Increase 65.6
US House election, 2010: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 98,316 50.2 Decrease 8.2
Republican Randy Altschuler 97,723 49.8 Increase 8.2
Majority 593 0.4 Decrease 16.4
Turnout 196,039 100 Decrease 29.4
US House election, 2012: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Timothy H. Bishop 132,525 52.2 Increase 2.0
Republican Randy Altschuler 121,478 47.8 Decrease 2.0
Majority 11,047 4.3 Increase 3.9
Turnout 254,003 100 Increase 22.8

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Redistricting—District One". New York Redistricting. The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2012.