New York's 6th congressional district

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New York's 6th congressional district
New York 's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Grace Meng (DFlushing)
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New York's Sixth Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City, located entirely within Queens. It is represented by Democrat Grace Meng.

The district includes several racially and ethnically diverse Queens neighborhoods, including Flushing, Forest Hills, Middle Village, Kew Gardens, Bayside and Murray Hill

From 2003-2013, the district included most of Southeastern Queens including the neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. The district comprised mainly middle-class minority communities, but also included a part of Howard Beach known as Old Howard Beach.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 75 - 18%
1996 President Clinton 85 - 11%
2000 President Gore 87 - 11%
2004 President Kerry 84 - 15%
2008 President Obama 89 - 11%

Components: Past and Present[edit]

1983–present:

Parts of Queens

1973-1983:

Parts of Nassau, Queens

1945-1973:

Parts of Queens

1913-1945:

Parts of Brooklyn

List of representatives[edit]

The 6th District was located in northern Queens and adjacent Nassau county until 1982, covering the same territory now in the 5th District. This part of Queens had been in the 7th District prior to that reapportionment.

1789 - 1813: One, then two seats[edit]

From 1809 to 1813, two seats were elected at-large on a general ticket.

Congress Years Representative Party Electoral history  
1 March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1815).jpgJeremiah Van Rensselaer Anti-
Administration
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
2 March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
James Gordon Pro-
Administration
Redistricted to the 9th district
3 March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Ezekiel Gilbert Pro-
Administration
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
4 March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Federalist
5 March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Hezekiah L. Hosmer Federalist [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
6
7
March 4, 1799 –
July 25, 1801
John Bird Federalist Resigned
7 July 25, 1801 –
January 17, 1801
Vacant
October 6, 1801 –
January 17, 1803
John Peter Van Ness.jpg John Peter Van Ness Democratic-
Republican
Seat declared forfeited from appointment as major of militia in the District of Columbia
January 17, 1803 –
March 4, 1803
Vacant
8 March 4, 1803 –
April 26, 1803
Isaac Bloom Democratic-
Republican
Died
April 26, 1803 –
October 17, 1803
Vacant
8
9
10
October 17, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Daniel C. Verplanck Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
11 March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Herman Knickerbocker.jpg Herman Knickerbocker Federalist Elected in 1808
Retired
Robert Le Roy Livingston Federalist Elected in 1808
Resigned
12 March 4, 1811 –
May 6, 1812
Asa Fitch Federalist Elected in 1810
Retired
May 6, 1812 –
January 29, 1813
Vacant
January 29, 1813 –
March 3, 1813
Thomas P. Grosvenor Federalist Elected to finish Livingston's term
Redistricted to the 5th district

1813 – present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Jonathan Fisk.jpg Jonathan Fisk Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 21, 1815
Resigned to become U.S. Attorney
Vacant March 21 –
December 4, 1815
No image.svg James W. Wilkin Democratic-
Republican
December 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Walter Case Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
No image.svg Charles Borland, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hector Craig Jacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Hallock, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hector Craig Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
July 12, 1830
Resigned
Vacant July 12, 1830 –
December 6, 1830
No image.svg Samuel W. Eager Anti-
Jacksonian
December 6, 1830 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel J. Wilkin.jpg Samuel J. Wilkin Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John W. Brown (New York).jpg John W. Brown Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Nathaniel Jones Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James G. Clinton Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 9th district
Hamilton Fish Brady Edited.jpg Hamilton Fish Whig December 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William W. Campbell American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David S. Jackson Democratic March 4, 1847 –
April 19, 1848
Declared vacant due to contested election
Vacant April 19, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
Horace-Greeley-Baker.jpeg Horace Greeley Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JamesBrooks.jpg James Brooks Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Wheeler (New York Congressman).jpg John Wheeler Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Cochrane.jpg John Cochrane Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frederick A. Conkling - Brady-Handy.jpg Frederick A. Conkling Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Elijah Ward - Brady-Handy.jpg Elijah Ward Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 7th district
HJRaymond.jpg Henry J. Raymond Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas E. Stewart Conservative
Republican
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
SSCox.jpg Samuel S. Cox Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
Lost re-election
JamesBrooks.jpg James Brooks Democratic March 4, 1873 –
April 30, 1873
Redistricted from the 8th district
Died
Vacant April 30, 1873 –
November 4, 1873
SSCox.jpg Samuel S. Cox Democratic November 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted to the 8th district
Nicholas Muller - Brady-Handy.jpg Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 5th district
Amos Jay Cummings.jpg Amos J. Cummings Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted from the 5th district
Frank T. Fitzgerald.jpg Frank T. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1889 –
November 4, 1889
Resigned to become register of New York County
Vacant November 4, 1889 –
December 9, 1889
Charles Henry Turner REP.jpg Charles H. Turner Democratic December 9, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John R. Fellows.jpg John R. Fellows Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 14th district
Thomas Magner.jpg Thomas F. Magner Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from the 5th district
James Robinson Howe.jpg James R. Howe Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Mitchell May.jpg Mitchell May Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George H. Lindsay.jpeg George H. Lindsay Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 2nd district
Robert Baker (Brooklyn).jpg Robert Baker Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William M Calder.jpg William M. Calder Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frederick William Rowe.jpg Frederick W. Rowe Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Warren I. Lee.jpg Warren I. Lee Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles I. Stengle.jpg Charles I. Stengle Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Andrew L. Somers.jpg Andrew L. Somers Democratic March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 10th district
James J. Delaney.jpg James J. Delaney Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Robert J. Nodar, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James J. Delaney.jpg James J. Delaney Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted to the 7th district
Lester Holtzman.jpg Lester Holtzman Democratic January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1961
Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1962 –
February 19, 1962
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.jpg Benjamin S. Rosenthal Democratic February 20, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to the 8th district
Seymour Halpern.jpg Seymour Halpern Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 4th district
Lester L. Wolff.jpg Lester L. Wolff Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from the 3rd district
John LeBoutillier.jpg John LeBoutillier Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
Lost re-election there
Addabbo.JPG Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic January 3, 1983 –
April 10, 1986
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died
Vacant April 11, 1986 –
June 9, 1986
Alton Waldon.jpg Alton R. Waldon, Jr. Democratic June 10, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
Elected to finish Addabbo's term
Lost re-election
Floyd Flake.jpg Floyd H. Flake Democratic January 3, 1987 –
November 17, 1997
Elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
Re-elected in 1996
Resigned to return to work at his church
Vacant November 18, 1997 –
February 2, 1998
Gregory Meeks, Official Photo.jpg Gregory W. Meeks Democratic February 3, 1998 –
January 3, 2013
Elected to finish Flake's term
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Grace Meng Official Congressional Photo.jpg Grace Meng Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
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 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Floyd H. Flake 102,799 84.9
Republican Jorawar Misir 18,348 15.1
Majority 84,451 69.7
Turnout 121,147 100
Special Election 1998: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 14,224 56.5 -28.4
Conservative Alton R. Waldon, Jr. 5,229 20.8 +20.8
21st Century Barbara Clark 3,305 13.1 +13.1
Republican Celestine Miller 2,209 8.8 -6.3
Right to Life Mary Cronin 206 0.8 +0.8
Majority 8,995 35.7 -34.0
Turnout 25,173 100 -79.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 76,122 100 +43.5
Majority 76,122 100 +64.3
Turnout 76,122 100 +202.4
US House election, 2000: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 120,818 100 0.0
Majority 120,818 100 0.0
Turnout 120,818 100 +58.7
US House election, 2002: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 72,799 96.5 -3.5
Independence Ray Clarke 2,632 3.5 +3.5
Majority 70,167 93.0 -7.0
Turnout 75,431 100 -37.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 129,688 100 +3.5
Majority 129,688 100 +7.0
Turnout 129,688 100 +71.9
US House election, 2006: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 69,405 100 0.0
Majority 69,405 100 0.0
Turnout 69,405 100 -46.5
US House election, 2008: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 141,180 100 0.0
Majority 141,180 100 0.0
Turnout 141,180 100 +103.4
US House election, 2010: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory W. Meeks 85,096 87.8 -12.2
Republican Asher E. Taub 11,826 12.2 +12.2
Majority 73,270 75.6 -24.4
Turnout 96,922 100 -31.3

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]