New York's 5th congressional district

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New York's 5th congressional district
New York 's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Gregory Meeks (DQueens)
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The 5th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives, represented by Democrat Gregory Meeks. Most of the district is in Queens, but a small portion is located in Nassau County. A majority of the district's population is African-American.

The district includes the entire Rockaway Peninsula as well as the Queens neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. In Nassau County, the district covers Inwood and parts of Valley Stream and Elmont.

From 2003–13, the district consisted of northeastern Queens County and northwestern Nassau County. The Queens portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, and Whitestone. The Nassau portion of the district included Albertson, Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 52–35%
1996 President Clinton 60–32%
2000 President Gore 67–30%
2004 President Kerry 63–36%
2008 President Obama 63–36%

Components: past and present[edit]

1913–45:

Parts of Brooklyn

1945–63:

Parts of Queens

1963–93:

Parts of Nassau

1993–2003:

Parts of Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

2003–present:

Parts of Nassau, Queens


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Peter Silvester Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
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TheodorusBailey.jpg Theodorus Bailey Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-Republican Party March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David Brooks Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
TheodorusBailey.jpg Theodorus Bailey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Tillotson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
August 10, 1801
resigned his seat to become Secretary of State of New York before Congress met
Vacant August 10, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
TheodorusBailey.jpg Theodorus Bailey Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Andrew McCord Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Blake, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Redistricted from 7th district
Thomas B. Cooke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas P. Grosvenor Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from 6th district
Philip J. Schuyler Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Strong Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
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.
Walter Patterson Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William W. Van Wyck Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from 4th district
Bartow White Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas J. Oakley Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 9, 1828
Resigned upon appointment as judge of the Superior Court of New York City
Vacant May 9, 1828 –
December 1, 1828
Thomas Taber II Jacksonian December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Elected to finish Oakley's term
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edmund H. Pendleton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Obadiah Titus Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles Johnston Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to 8th district
Moses G. Leonard Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas M. Woodruff American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frederick A. Tallmadge.jpg Frederick A. Tallmadge Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Briggs - Brady-Handy.jpg George Briggs Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Magear "Boss" Tweed (1870).jpg William M. Tweed Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svgThomas R. Whitney American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Brown Maclay.jpg William B. Maclay Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Wall (New York).jpgWilliam Wall Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Fernando Wood - Brady-Handy.jpg Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nelson Taylor.jpg Nelson Taylor Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Morrissey (engraving circa 1860).jpg John Morrissey Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Randall Roberts.png William R. Roberts Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edwin R. Meade.jpg Edwin R. Meade Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nicholas Muller - Brady-Handy.jpg Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Wood (Congress).jpg Benjamin Wood Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nicholas Muller - Brady-Handy.jpg Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted to 6th district
Archibald M. Bliss.jpg Archibald M. Bliss Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Magner.jpg Thomas F. Magner Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 6th district
John Hugh Graham.jpg John H. Graham Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles G. Bennett.jpg Charles G. Bennett Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frank E. Wilson.jpg Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 4th district
Edward Murray Bassett.jpg Edward M. Bassett Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George W. Waldo.jpg George E. Waldo Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard Young (Congressman).jpg Richard Young Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Cox Redfield.jpg William Cox Redfield Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James P Maher.jpg James P. Maher Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted from 3rd district
Redistricted to 7th district
John Brown Johnston.jpg John B. Johnston Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ardolph Kline close-up.png Ardolph L. Kline Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Loring M. Black.jpg Loring M. Black, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Marcellus H. Evans Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James J. Heffernan.jpg James J. Heffernan Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 11th district
James A. Roe Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert T. Ross Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
T. Vincent Quinn.jpg T. Vincent Quinn Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 30, 1951
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant December 31, 1951 –
February 18, 1952
Robert T. Ross Republican February 19, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
B000646.jpg Albert H. Bosch Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1960
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant January 1, 1961 –
January 2, 1961
Addabbo.JPG Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 7th district
Frank Becker.jpg Frank J. Becker Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from 3rd district
Herbert Tenzer.jpg Herbert Tenzer Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
AllardLowenstein (cropped).jpg Allard K. Lowenstein Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Norman F. Lent.jpg Norman F. Lent Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 4th district
John W. Wydler.jpg John W. Wydler Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from 4th district
Raymond McGrath.png Raymond J. McGrath Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gary Ackerman Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg Gary Ackerman Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from 7th district
Gregory Meeks, Official Photo.jpg Gregory Meeks Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from 6th district

Prior to 1992 the 5th District was centered on the south shore of Nassau County including towns mostly now in the 3rd and 4th District. The Queens portions of the 5th had been previously primarily in the 8th District of the 1980s. In general, the present 5th District greatly mirrors the 6th District from 1972 to 1982. The 1990s version of this district included northeast Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties; these areas were placed in the 2nd and 3rd District in 2002 and the 5th District gained areas in Queens formerly in the 18th 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 normally 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 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 72,239 63.1 -7.9
Republican James Milano 41,493 36.2 +9.1
Tax Revolt Party Elizabeth Berney 798 0.7 +0.7
Majority 30,746 26.8 -17.1
Turnout 114,530 100 -27.9
US House election, 2008: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 112,724 71.0 -29.0
Republican Elizabeth Berney 43,039 27.1 +27.1
Conservative Jun Policarpio 3,010 1.9 +1.9
Majority 69,685 43.9 -56.1
Turnout 158,773 100 +105.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 77,190 100 +28.7
Majority 77,190 100 +56.6
Turnout 77,190 100 -54.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 119,726 71.3 -21.0
Republican Stephen Graves 46,867 27.9 +27.9
Independent Gonzalo Policarpio 1,248 0.7 +0.7
Majority 72,859 43.4 -41.2
Turnout 167,841 100 +125.3
US House election, 2002: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 68,773 92.3 +24.3
Conservative Perry S. Reich 5,718 7.7 +7.7
Majority 63,055 84.6 +46.8
Turnout 74,491 100 -63.2
US House election, 2000: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 137,684 68.0 +3.0
Republican Edward Elkowitz 61,084 30.1 -3.0
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 3,846 1.9 -0.0
Majority 76,600 37.8 +5.9
Turnout 202,614 100 +35.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 97,404 65.0 +1.3
Republican David C. Pinzon 49,586 33.1 -1.9
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 2,872 1.9 +0.6
Majority 47,818 31.9 +3.2
Turnout 149,862 100 -24.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Ackerman 125,918 63.7
Republican Grant M. Lally 69,244 35.0
Right to Life Andrew J. Duff 2,623 1.3
Majority 56,674 28.7
Turnout 197,785 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 5[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William R. Roberts 14,566 85.6
Republican James A. Briggs 2,287 13.5
Tammany Republican George W. Gibbons 157 0.9
Majority 12,279 72.1
Turnout 17,010 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

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