New York's 2nd congressional district

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New York's 2nd congressional district
 New York 's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Peter T. King (RSeaford)
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The 2nd Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives along the South Shore of Long Island. It includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. Peter King began representing the district beginning in January 2013.

Nassau County communities in the 2nd district include Levittown, North Wantagh, Seaford, South Farmingdale, and Massapequa. Suffolk County communities include Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Gilgo, West Babylon, Wyandanch, North Babylon, Babylon, Baywood, Brentwood, Brightwaters, Central Islip, Islip, Great River, Ocean Beach, Oakdale, West Sayville, Bohemia, and Ronkonkoma.

From 2003-2013 it formerly included all of the town of Huntington and parts of the towns of Babylon, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County as well as part of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. It comprised such communities as Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, Commack, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Huntington, Melville, North Amityville, Northport, Oakdale, Plainview, Ronkonkoma, Sayville and Wyandanch.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40–40%
1996 President Clinton 54–34%
2000 President Gore 57–39%
2004 President Kerry 53–45%
2008 President Obama 56–43%
2012 President Obama 52–48%

Components: past and present[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

1789–1805: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
JohnLaurance.jpg John Laurance Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
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John Watts (New York politician).jpg John Watts Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edward Livingston of New York.jpg Edward Livingston Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Latham Mitchill.jpg Samuel Latham Mitchill Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joshua Sands (1757-1835).jpg Joshua Sands Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Joined with 3rd District on a general ticket

1805–1809: two seats on general ticket with 3rd District[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
The districts were separated again, and a second seat was added to the 2nd district
No image.svg George Clinton, Jr. Democratic-
Republican

Note: Mumford is usually[by whom?] listed as member from the 2nd District, and Clinton from the 3rd District, because Clinton was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Mitchill to the U.S. Senate, and Mitchill had been elected previously in the 3rd District. However, in 1804 Mitchill was already re-elected on the 2nd/3rd general ticket, and both Clinton and Mumford were elected in special elections, receiving votes in both districts.

1809–1823: two seats[edit]

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the second district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years   Seat A   Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
11 March 4, 1809 –
1810
No image.svg Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] William Denning.jpg William Denning Democratic-
Republican
Never took his seat, and resigned
1810 –
December 4, 1810
Vacant
December 4, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
Samuel Latham Mitchill.jpg Samuel L. Mitchill Democratic-
Republican
Elected to finish Denning's term
Elected to full term in 1810
12 March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
William Paulding, Jr..jpg William Paulding, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
13 March 4, 1813 –
August 2, 1813
Egbert Benson.jpg Egbert Benson Federalist Resigned No image.svg Jotham Post, Jr. Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
August 2, 1813 –
January 22, 1814
Vacant
January 22, 1814 –
March 4, 1815
No image.svg William Irving Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14 March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
No image.svg Peter H. Wendover Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1814
Re-elected in 1816
Re-elected in 1818
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15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Henry Meigs (1782-1861).jpg Henry Meigs Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
17 March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
The 1820/21 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.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
C. C. Cambreleng.jpg Churchill C. Cambreleng Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1821
Redistricted to the 3rd district
  No image.svg John J. Morgan Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1821
Redistricted to the 3rd district

1823–present: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Jacob Tyson Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joshua Sands (1757-1835).jpg Joshua Sands Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John J. Wood Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Jacob Crocheron Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
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No image.svg John T. Bergen Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Isaac B. Van Houten Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel Barton Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Abraham Vanderveer Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James De la Montanya Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph Egbert Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry C. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry J. Seaman American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry C. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David A. Bokee Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Obadiah Bowne Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
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No image.svg Thomas W. Cumming Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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James S. T. Stranahan.png James S.T. Stranahan Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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George Taylor (Brooklyn).jpg George Taylor Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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James Humphrey (Brooklyn).jpg James Humphrey Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
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Moses F. Odell.jpg Moses F. Odell Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
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Martin Kalbfleisch.jpg Martin Kalbfleisch Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
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Teunis G Bergen.jpeg Teunis G. Bergen Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
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Demas Barnes - Brady-Handy.jpg Demas Barnes Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
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John G. Schumaker - Brady-Handy.jpg John G. Schumaker Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
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Thomas Kinsella New York - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas Kinsella Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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John G. Schumaker - Brady-Handy.jpg John G. Schumaker Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William D. Veeder.jpg William D. Veeder Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Daniel O'Reilly Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
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William Erigena Robinson.jpeg William E. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Felix Campbell.jpg Felix Campbell Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from 4th congressional district
David A. Boody.jpg David A. Boody Democratic March 4, 1891 –
October 13, 1891
Resigned to become railroad commissioner of New York State
Vacant October 13, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
Alfred C. Chapin.jpg Alfred C. Chapin Democratic November 3, 1891 –
November 16, 1892
Resigned
Vacant November 16, 1892 –
March 4, 1893
John Michael Clancy.jpeg John M. Clancy Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 4th congressional district
Denis M. Hurley.jpeg Denis M. Hurley Republican March 4, 1895 –
February 26, 1899
Died
Vacant February 26, 1899 –
March 4, 1899
John J Fitzgerald.jpg John J. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 7th congressional district
George H. Lindsay.jpeg George H. Lindsay Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted from 6th congressional district
Denis O'Leary.jpg Denis O'Leary Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 31, 1914
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1914 –
March 4, 1915
Charles Pope Caldwell.jpg C. Pope Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
J. J. Kindred.jpg John J. Kindred Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William F. Brunner.jpg William F. Brunner Democratic March 4, 1929 –
September 27, 1935
Resigned upon election as sheriff of Queens County
Vacant September 27, 1935 –
November 5, 1935
William Bernard Barry.jpg William B. Barry Democratic November 5, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 4th district
Leonard W. Hall.jpg Leonard W. Hall Republican January 3, 1945 –
December 31, 1952
Redistricted from 1st district
Resigned to become Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Vacant December 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
Steven Derounian.jpg Steven Derounian Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 3rd district
JRGrover.png James R. Grover, Jr. Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas J Downey.png Thomas J. Downey Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Rick Lazio.jpg Rick Lazio Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Steve Israel, official photo portrait, 2007.JPG Steve Israel Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 3rd district
Peter T. King, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Peter T. King Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from 3rd district

Recent election results[edit]

New York election law allows for fusion voting, where a candidate can run as a member of multiple parties. The pooled vote totals for candidates are listed first, and the split of the votes among the parties they ran as is listed beneath. See below for blank, void, and scattering notes.*

New York's 2nd congressional district: Results 2000–2010[1][2][3]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
2000 Steve Israel 90,438 48% Joan B. Johnson 65,880 35% Robert Walsh Right to Life 11,224 6%
Democratic 90,438 Republican 65,880 Richard N. Thompson Conservative 10,824 6%
David A. Bishop 10,266 5%
Independence 7,595
Green 1,404
Working Families 1,267
2002 Steve Israel 85,451 58% Joseph P. Finley 59,117 40% John Keenan Green 1,558 1%
Democratic 75,845 Republican 48,239
Independence 7,632 Conservative 5,772
Working Families 1,974 Right to Life 5,106
2004 Steve Israel 161,593 67% Richard Hoffmann 80,950 33%
Democratic 147,197 Republican 72,953
Independence 9,508 Conservative 7,997
Working Families 4,888
2006 Steve Israel 105,276 70% John W. Bugler 44,212 30%
Democratic 94,100 Republican 37,671
Independence 7,443 Conservative 6,541
Working Families 3,733
2008 Steve Israel 161,279 67% Frank J. Stalzer 79,641 33%
Democratic 143,759 Republican 70,145
Independence 11,900 Conservative 9,496
Working Families 5,620
2010 Steve Israel 94,694 56% John Gomez 72,115 43% Anthony Tolda CST 1,258 1%
Democratic 84,211 Republican 53,747
Independence 6,353 Conservative 13,525
Working Families 4,130
2012 Vivianne Falcone 92,060 41% Peter T. King 131,091 59%
* Blank, void, and write-in candidate ("scattering") notes: In 2000, there were 37,596 BVS votes; in 2002, 14,087; in 2004, 40,937; and in 2006, 14,101. Since 2008, results were separated out, and there were 54,163 blank votes; 10 void ballots; and 12 votes cast for write-in candidates. In 2010, 7,104 were blank votes; 93 were void ballots; and thirty were votes cast for write-in candidates.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]