New York's 7th congressional district

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New York's 7th congressional district
New York 's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Nydia Velázquez (DBrooklyn)
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New York's Seventh Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Democrat Nydia Velázquez represents the district in Congress.

The district includes the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodside, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village.

Until 2012, the 7th consisted of parts of Northern Queens and Eastern portions of the Bronx. The Queens portion included the neighborhoods of College Point, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside. The Bronx portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck as well as City Island.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 56 - 35%
1996 President Clinton 68 - 25%
2000 President Gore 75 - 21%
2004 President Kerry 74 - 25%
2008 President Obama 79 - 20%

Components: Past and Present[edit]

2013-present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens[1][2]

1993–2013:

Parts of Bronx, Queens

1953-1993:

Parts of Queens

1913-1953:

Parts of Brooklyn

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Note
District created 1793
No image.svg John E. Van Alen Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Federalist March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1799
No image.svg John Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
No image.svg David Thomas Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 redistricted to 12th district
vacant March 4, 1803 – October 17, 1803
No image.svg Josiah Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican October 17, 1803 – March 3, 1805 elected in special election April 1803 to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Rep.-elect John Cantine
No image.svg Martin G. Schuneman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
No image.svg Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809 redistricted to 5th district
Kiliaen K Van Rensselaer Semirestored.png Killian K. Van Rensselaer Federalist March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811 redistricted from 9th district
Harmanus Bleecker.jpg Harmanus Bleecker Federalist March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
No image.svg Abraham J. Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
No image.svg Samuel R. Betts Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
No image.svg Josiah Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
No image.svg Jacob H. De Witt Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Vacant March 4 - 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.
No image.svg Charles H. Ruggles Federalist December 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823
No image.svg Lemuel Jenkins Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Abraham B. Hasbrouck.jpg Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
No image.svg George O. Belden Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
No image.svg Charles G. De Witt Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
No image.svg John C. Brodhead Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
No image.svg Charles Bodle Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
No image.svg Nicholas Sickles Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
No image.svg John C. Brodhead Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
No image.svg Rufus Palen Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
No image.svg John Van Buren Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
No image.svg Joseph H. Anderson Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 In Westcheter and Rockland Counties
No image.svg William Nelson Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
No image.svg Abraham P. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
No image.svg William A. Walker Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 In New York City
No image.svg Thomas Child, Jr. Whig March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 never qualified or attended session
Elijah Ward - Brady-Handy.jpg Elijah Ward Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
George Briggs - Brady-Handy.jpg George Briggs Republican / Constitutional Union March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Elijah Ward - Brady-Handy.jpg Elijah Ward Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 redistricted to 6th district
John Winthrop Chanler 2.jpg John W. Chanler Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Hervey Calkin.jpg Hervey C. Calkin Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Smith Ely Jr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Smith Ely, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Thomas J. Creamer.jpg Thomas J. Creamer Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Smith Ely Jr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Smith Ely, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 – December 11, 1876 resigned to become Mayor of New York City
vacant December 11, 1876 – January 11, 1877
David Field - Brady-Handy.jpg David Dudley Field II Democratic January 11, 1877 – March 3, 1877
No image.svg Anthony Eickhoff Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Edwin Einstein.jpg Edwin Einstein Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
P. Henry Dugro.jpg P. Henry Dugro Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
William Dorsheimer.jpg William Dorsheimer Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
No image.svg John J. Adams Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 redistricted from 8th district
Lloyd Bryce.jpg Lloyd Bryce Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Edward J. Dunphy.jpg Edward J. Dunphy Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 8th district
Franklin Bartlett.jpg Franklin Bartlett Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
JohnHGVehslage.jpg John H.G. Vehslage Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Nicholas Muller - Brady-Handy.jpg Nicholas Muller Democratic March 4, 1899 – December 1, 1902 resigned
vacant December 1, 1902 – January 7, 1903
Montague Lessler.jpg Montague Lessler Republican January 7, 1903 – March 3, 1903
John J Fitzgerald.jpg John J. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1903 – December 31, 1917 redistricted from 2nd district
resigned
vacant January 1, 1918 – March 5, 1918
James Joseph Delaney.jpg John J. Delaney Democratic March 5, 1918 – March 3, 1919
James P Maher.jpg James P. Maher Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 redistricted from 5th district
No image.svg Michael J. Hogan Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
John F. Quayle.jpg John F. Quayle Democratic March 4, 1923 – November 27, 1930 died
vacant November 27, 1930 – November 3, 1931 Rep.-elect Matthew V. O'Malley died
James Joseph Delaney.jpg John J. Delaney Democratic November 3, 1931 – November 18, 1948 died
vacant November 19, 1948 – February 14, 1949
No image.svg Louis B. Heller Democratic February 15, 1949 – January 3, 1953 redistricted to 8th district
James J. Delaney.jpg James J. Delaney Democratic January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 redistricted from 6th district, redistricted to 9th district
Addabbo.JPG Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1983 redistricted from 5th district, redistricted to 6th district
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.jpg Benjamin S. Rosenthal Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 4, 1983 redistricted from 8th district, died
vacant January 5, 1983 – February 28, 1983
Gary Ackerman Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg Gary Ackerman Democratic March 1, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 5th district
ThomasManton.jpg Thomas J. Manton Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999 redistricted from 9th district
Josephcrowley.jpeg Joseph Crowley Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013 redistricted to 14th district
Nydia Velázquez.jpg Nydia Velázquez Democratic January 3, 2013 – redistricted from 12th district

The 7th District originally was the south Queens seat in the 1960s and 1970s (now the 6th District) and then became a central Queens seat (essentially the old 8th district) in the 1980s. Following the 1992 remap, much of the old 9th District was added. The 2002 remap placed much of the district in the Bronx, and it now resembles the 1970s era 10th 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, 1870: New York District 7[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Smith Ely, Jr. 12,464 74.2
Republican David Hunter McAlpin 3,403 20.3
Tammany Republican Benjamin A. Willis 929 5.5
Majority 9.061 53.9
Turnout 16,796 100
US House election, 1996: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas J. Manton 78,848 71.1
Republican Rose Birtley 32,092 28.9
Majority 46,756 42.1
Turnout 110,940 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 50,924 69.0 -2.1
Republican James J. Dillon 18,896 25.6 -3.3
Conservative Richard Rethco 3,960 5.4 +5.4
Majority 32,028 43.4 +1.3
Turnout 73,780 100 -33.5
US House election, 2000: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 78,207 71.5 +2.5
Republican Rose Robles Birtley 24,592 22.5 -3.1
Conservative Robert E. Hurley 3,131 2.9 -2.5
Green Paul Gilman 1,999 1.8 +1.8
Right to Life Garafalia Christea 1,172 1.1 +1.1
Majority 53,615 49.1 +5.7
Turnout 109,101 100 +47.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 50,967 73.3 +1.8
Republican Kevin Brawley 18,572 26.7 +4.2
Majority 32,395 46.6 -2.5
Turnout 69,539 100 -36.3
US House election, 2004: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 104,275 80.9 +7.6
Republican Joseph Cinquemani 24,548 19.1 -7.6
Majority 79,727 61.9 +15.3
Turnout 128,823 100 +85.2
US House election, 2006: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 63,997 84.0 +3.1
Republican Kevin Brawley 12,220 16.0 -3.1
Majority 51,777 67.9 +6.0
Turnout 76,217 100 -40.8
US House election, 2008: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 118,459 84.7 +0.7
Republican William E. Britt, Jr. 21,477 15.3 -0.7
Majority 96,982 69.3 +1.4
Turnout 139,936 100 +83.6
US House election, 2010: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 71,247 80.6 -4.1
Republican Kenneth A. Reynolds 16,145 18.3 +3.0
Green Anthony Gronowicz 1,038 1.1 +1.1
Majority 55,102 62.3 -7.0
Turnout 88,430 100 -36.8

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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