New York's 27th congressional district

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New York's 27th congressional district
New York 's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Chris Collins (RClarence)
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The 27th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Western New York. It includes all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario counties. The district contains most of the eastern and southern suburbs of Buffalo, most of the southern suburbs of Rochester, as well rural areas to the east. Chris Collins has represented the district since 2013.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 42 - 33%
1996 President Clinton 43 - 43%
2000 President Gore 53 - 41%
2004 President Kerry 53 - 45%
2008 President Obama 54 - 44%

Components: past and present[edit]

2013-present:

All of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston
Parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario

2003-2013:

All of Chautauqua
Part of Erie

1993-2003:

All of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming
Parts of Cayuga, Erie, Monroe, Seneca

1983-1993:

All of Onondaga
Parts of Madison

1973-1983:

All of Broome, Sullivan, Tioga
Parts of Chemung, Delaware, Tompkins, Ulster

1971-1973:

All of Orange, Putnam
Parts of Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan

1963-1971:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1945-1963:

All of Putnam
Parts of Westchester

1913-1945:

All of Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1823
No image.svg Moses Hayden D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
D. D. Barnard.jpg Daniel D. Barnard Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Timothy Childs Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
FrederickWhittlesey.jpg Frederick Whittlesey Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to 28th district
No image.svg Edward Howell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joshua Lee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John T. Andrews Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Meredith Mallory Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William M. Oliver Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Byram Green Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John De Mott.jpg John De Mott Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John M. Holley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 8, 1848
Died
Vacant March 8, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
No image.svg Esbon Blackmar Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William A. Sackett Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John James Taylor.jpg John J. Taylor Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Mason Parker.jpg John Mason Parker Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
No image.svg Alfred Wells Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Alexander S. Diven.jpg Alexander S. Diven Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
RBVan Valkenburgh.jpg Robert B. Van Valkenburgh Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from 28th district
Hamilton Ward Sr..jpg Hamilton Ward Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Horace Boardman Smith.jpg Horace B. Smith Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 28th district
Thomas C. Platt cph.3f06256.jpg Thomas C. Platt Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to 28th district
Elbridge G. Lapham - Brady-Handy.jpg Elbridge G. Lapham Republican March 4, 1875 –
July 29, 1881
Resigned after being elected to US Senate
Vacant July 30, 1881 –
November 7, 1881
James Wolcott Wadsworth.jpg James W. Wadsworth Republican November 8, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
SEPayne.jpg Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from 26th district
Newton W. Nutting 2.jpg Newton W. Nutting Republican March 4, 1887 –
October 15, 1889
Died
Vacant October 16, 1889 –
December 2, 1889
SEPayne.jpg Sereno E. Payne Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 28th district
James J. Belden.jpg James J. Belden Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 25th district
TheodoreLPoole.jpg Theodore L. Poole Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James J. Belden.jpg James J. Belden Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
MichaelEDriscoll.jpg Michael E. Driscoll Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 29th district
James Schoolcraft Sherman.jpg James S. Sherman Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from 25th district
Charles S. Millington.jpg Charles S. Millington Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles A. Talcott.jpg Charles A. Talcott Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 33rd district
George McClellan (Chatham).jpg George McClellan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles B. Ward.jpg Charles B. Ward Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HarcourtJPratt.jpg Harcourt J. Pratt Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Philip A. Goodwin.jpg Philip A. Goodwin Republican March 4, 1933 –
June 6, 1937
Died
Vacant June 7, 1937 –
November 1, 1937
LewisKRockefeller.jpg Lewis K. Rockefeller Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jay LeFevre.jpg Jay LeFevre Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 30th district
Ralph W. Gwinn.jpg Ralph W. Gwinn Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert R Barry.jpg Robert R. Barry Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 25th district
Katharine Price Collier St. George.jpg Katharine St. George Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from 28th district
John G. Dow.jpg John G. Dow Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Martin McKneally.jpg Martin B. McKneally Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John G. Dow.jpg John G. Dow Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Howard W. Robison.jpg Howard W. Robison Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from 33rd district
MatthewMcHugh.png Matthew F. McHugh Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 28th district
George C Wortley.png George C. Wortley Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Redistricted from 32nd district
James T. Walsh, official photo portrait, color.jpg James T. Walsh Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to 25th district
Bill Paxon.jpg L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Redistricted from 31st district
Thomas Reynolds.jpg Thomas M. Reynolds Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to 26th district
Jack Quinn.jpg Jack Quinn Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Redistricted from 30th district
Brian Higgins, official Congressional photo portrait.JPG Brian Higgins Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 26th district
Chris Collins, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Chris Collins Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

The precursor to the district was the central Erie county seat numbered the 30th District in the 1990s. In the 1980s this area was in the 33rd District. In the 1970s it was numbered the 37th District, although certain suburban areas were in the 38th District (later the 31st). None of these districts included the Jamestown area, which had always been in the southern tier district (now the 29th district) in prior maps.

The 27th District covered the area now in the 26th District in the 1990s and the Syracuse area (now the 25th District) in the 1980s. It was the Southern Tier seat now numbered the 22nd in the 1970s. In the 1960s this district was in the lower Hudson Valley covering the area now in the 19th District.

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 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 119,085 60.9 -13.5
Republican Leonard A. Roberto 76,320 39.1 +16.5
Majority 42,765 21.9 29.9
Turnout 195,405 100 -21.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 185,713 74.4 -4.9
Republican Daniel J. Humiston 56,354 22.6 +1.9
Conservative Harold W. Schroeder 7,478 3 +3
Majority 129,359 51.8 -6.7
Turnout 249,545 100 +41.3
US House election, 2006: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 140,027 79.3 +28.6
Republican Michael J. McHale 36,614 20.7 -28.6
Majority 103,413 58.5 +57.2
Turnout 176,641 100 -37.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 143,332 50.7 +23.2
Republican Nancy A. Naples 139,558 49.3 -19.8
Majority 3,774 1.3 -40.3
Turnout 282,890 100 +62.7
US House election, 2002: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jack Quinn 120,117 69.1 -0.2
Democratic Peter Crotty 47,811 27.5 -3.2
Right to Life Thomas Casey 3,586 2.1 +2.1
Green Albert N. LaBruna 2,405 1.4 +1.4
Majority 72,306 41.6 +3.0
Turnout 173,919 100 -23.6
US House election, 2000: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 157,694 69.3 +12.0
Democratic Thomas W. Pecoraro 69,870 30.7 -12.0
Majority 87,824 38.6 +24.0
Turnout 227,564 100 +27.8
US House election, 1998: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 102,042 57.3 -2.6
Democratic Bill Cook 75,978 42.7 +2.6
Majority 26,064 14.6 -5.2
Turnout 178,020 100 -25.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Paxon 142,568 59.9
Democratic Thomas M. Fricano 95,503 40.1
Majority 47,065 19.8
Turnout 238,071 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

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