New York's 21st congressional district

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New York's 21st congressional district
New York 's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bill Owens (DPlattsburgh)
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The 21st Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives that is currently represented by Democrat Bill Owens.

It includes all or parts of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties. It includes the cities of Ogdensburg, Plattsburgh and Watertown. The district includes most of the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands region. It borders Vermont to the east.

From 2003 to 2013, the district contained most of the Capital District of New York. It included all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties. It contained the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, Cohoes, Watervliet, Gloversville and Johnstown. Up until 1980, the district was located in upper Manhattan (including parts of Harlem and Washington Heights), and the Bronx.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 48 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 57 - 30%
2000 President Gore 56 - 39%
2004 President Kerry 55 - 43%
2008 President Obama 58 - 40%

List of representatives[edit]

1813 - 1821: Two seats[edit]

From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1821, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Congress Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13 March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
No image.svg Samuel M. Hopkins Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] No image.svg Nathaniel W. Howell Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14 March 4, 1815 –
January 23, 1816
No image.svg Micah Brooks Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Peter Buell Porter.jpg Peter Buell Porter Democratic-Republican Resigned to become a commissioner under the Treaty of Ghent
January 23, 1816 –
December 2, 1816
vacant
December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
No image.svg Archibald S. Clarke Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Porter's term
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
No image.svg Benjamin Ellicott Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] SpencerJohn.jpg John C. Spencer Democratic-Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
No image.svg Nathaniel Allen Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] No image.svg Albert H. Tracy Democratic-Republican Redistricted to 22nd district

1821 - present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Note Counties represented
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
The elections were held in April 1821, 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!]
No image.svg Elijah Spencer Democratic-
Republican
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Lot Clark Crawford Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elias Whitmore Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John C. Clark Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Robert Monell Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
February 21, 1831
Resigned to become Judge of the Sixth State Circuit Court
Vacant February 22, 1831 –
March 3, 1831
John A. Collier.jpg John A. Collier Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry Mitchell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Mason Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John C. Clark Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John C. Clark Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
reelected as a Whig
No image.svg Jeremiah E. Cary Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles Goodyear (Congressman from New York).jpg Charles Goodyear Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GeoAnsonSrThumb.jpg George A. Starkweather Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hiram Walden Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William W. Snow Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Bennett 2.jpg Henry Bennett Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Lost re-election
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
R. Holland Duell.jpg R. Holland Duell Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Francis Kernan - Brady-Handy.jpg Francis Kernan Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
RConkling.jpg Roscoe Conkling Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Resigned after election to US Senate
Vacant March 4, 1867 –
November 29, 1867
Hon. Alexander H. Bailey, N.Y - NARA - 526590.tif Alexander H. Bailey Republican November 30, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ellis Henry Roberts.jpg Ellis H. Roberts Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to the 22nd district
Clinton Levi Merriam.jpg Clinton L. Merriam Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 20th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel F. Miller.jpg Samuel F. Miller Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Solomon Bundy Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David Wilber.jpg David Wilber Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ferris Jacobs, Jr.jpg Ferris Jacobs, Jr. Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George W. Ray.jpg George W. Ray Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Frederick A. Johnson Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 18th district
John Henry Moffitt.jpg John H. Moffitt Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John M. Wever.jpg John M. Wever Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 23rd district
Simon J. Schermerhorn.jpg Simon J. Schermerhorn Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David F. Wilber.jpg David F. Wilber Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Knox Stewart.jpg John K. Stewart Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Henry Ketcham.jpg John H. Ketcham Republican March 4, 1903 –
November 4, 1906
Redistricted from the 18th district
Died
Vacant November 5, 1906 –
March 3, 1907
Samuel McMillan (Congress).jpg Samuel McMillan Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hamilton Fish (Born 1849).jpg Hamilton Fish II Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard E. Connell.jpg Richard E. Connell Democratic March 4, 1911 –
October 30, 1912
died
Vacant October 31, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
Henry George, Jr. c96c793b08 o.jpg Henry George, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from the 17th district Parts of New York
Murray Hulbert 4998803950 0df4ba3ec1 o.jpg G. Murray Hulbert Democratic March 4, 1915 –
January 1, 1918
Resigned to become Commissioner of Docks and Director of the Port of New York City
Vacant January 2, 1918 –
March 5 1918
Jerome Donovan.jpg Jerome F. Donovan Democratic March 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Martin Ansorge.jpg Martin C. Ansorge Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Royal Hurlburt Weller.jpg Royal H. Weller Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 1, 1929
Died
Vacant March 2, 1929 –
November 4, 1929
No image.svg Joseph A. Gavagan Democratic November 5, 1929 –
December 30, 1943
Resigned after being elected justice of New York Supreme Court
Vacant December 31, 1943 –
February 28, 1944
James H. Torrens 2.jpg James H. Torrens Democratic February 29, 1944 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacob Javits.jpg Jacob K. Javits Republican January 3, 1947 –
December 31, 1954
Resigned after being elected as New York State Attorney General
Vacant January 1, 1955 –
January 2, 1955
Herbert Zelenko.jpg Herbert Zelenko Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James C. Healey 2.jpg James C. Healey Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 22nd district Parts of Bronx
James H Scheuer.jpg James H. Scheuer Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Parts of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens
Herman Badillo.JPG Herman Badillo Democratic January 3, 1973 –
December 31, 1977
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Resigned to become Deputy Mayor of New York City
Parts of Bronx
Vacant January 1, 1978 –
February 20, 1978
Robert Garcia.jpg Robert Garcia Democratic February 21, 1978 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 18th district
Hamilton Fish IV.jpg Hamilton Fish IV Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 25th district
Redistricted to the 19th district
All of Putnam; Parts of Dutchess, Orange, Westchester
Michael McNulty, official 109th Congress photo.jpg Michael R. McNulty Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Retired
All of Albany, Schenectady; Parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
All of Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie; Parts of Fulton, Rensselaer, Saratoga
Paultonko.jpg Paul Tonko Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
First elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Redistricted to the 20th district
Bill Owens official photo.jpg Bill Owens Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Redistricted from the 23rd district,
Re-elected in 2012
Elise Stefanik Republican January 3, 2015 –
First elected in 2014

Recent election results[edit]

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").

U.S. House of Representatives election, 1996: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 158,491 66.1
Republican Nancy Norman 64,471 26.9
Liberal Lee H. Wasserman 16,794 7.0
Majority 94,020 39.2
Turnout 239,756 100
U.S. House of Representatives election, 1998: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 146,729 74.2 +8.1
Republican Lauren Ayers 50,931 25.8 -1.1
Majority 95,798 48.5 +9.3
Turnout 197,660 100 -17.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2000: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 175,339 74.4 +0.2
Republican Thomas G. Pillsworth 60,333 25.6 -0.2
Majority 115,006 48.8 +0.3
Turnout 235,672 100 +19.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2002: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 161,329 75.1 +0.7
Republican Charles B. Rosenstein 53,525 24.9 -0.7
Majority 107,804 50.2 +1.4
Turnout 214,854 100 -8.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2004: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 194,033 70.8 -4.3
Republican Warren Redlich 80,121 29.2 +4.3
Majority 113,912 41.6 -8.6
Turnout 274,154 100 +27.6
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2006: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael R. McNulty 167,604 78.2 +7.4
Republican Warren Redlich 46,752 21.8 -7.4
Majority 120,852 56.4 +14.8
Turnout 214,356 100 -21.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2008: New York's 21st district[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 105,313 61.8
Republican Jim Burhmaster 57,086 35.4
Independence Philip Steck 5,025 2.8
Majority 105,313 61.8
Turnout 167,424 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Inline references[edit]

  1. ^ Stanforth, Lauren; Carol DeMare (November 5, 2008). "Tonko cruises to win in 21st Congressional District". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ Neuman, William (November 5, 2008). "Election Results 2008: New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

Bibliography[edit]

Coordinates: 44°00′30″N 74°36′33″W / 44.00833°N 74.60917°W / 44.00833; -74.60917