New York's 9th congressional district

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New York's 9th congressional district
New York 's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Yvette Clarke (D)
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New York's 9th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City, represented by Yvette Clarke.

The district is located entirely within Brooklyn. It includes the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza and the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic community and the Brooklyn Children's Museum are located within this district, as well as, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Central Library, or main branch, of the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Kurdish Library and Museum.

Prior to 2013, the district consisted primarily of middle-class white neighborhoods, including large Jewish, Italian, Irish, and Russian populations, in southern Brooklyn and south central Queens. Before redistricting, the Queens Tribune found that the district increasingly swung Republican following the September 11 attacks in 2001, when many police and firefighters were lost from the Rockaways.[1] Its rightward shift was also attributed to the increasing tendency of Orthodox Jews to vote for Republicans. [2] Its representation in Congress was reliably Democratic for decades, electing prominent liberals such as Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner and, prior to that, Emanuel Celler and Elizabeth Holtzman (when the district was differently numbered). Anthony D. Weiner was Congressman from 1999 until he resigned on June 21, 2011. Republican Bob Turner succeeded Weiner after winning the special election on September 13, 2011. However, the previous 9th District was eliminated after New York lost two districts in 2010 redistricting, and its territory was divided among several neighboring districts.

After redistricting, Yvette Clarke now represents the district. The district is majority African-American and includes most of the territory previously within the 11th District. It includes significant portions of Midwood, Brooklyn, however, that were previously within the 9th.

In the 1980s, the district was based in Astoria and surrounding neighborhoods in Queens. This iteration of the district gained national attention in 1984 when 9th District Rep. Geraldine Ferraro became the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 59 - 32%
1996 President Clinton 66 - 27%
2000 President Gore 67 - 30%
2004 President Kerry 56 - 44%
2008 President Obama 55 - 44%

Components: past and present[edit]

The Ninth District from 1993 to 2003

The 9th was historically a Queens district.[citation needed] Part of the old 9th became the 7th District in the 1992 redistricting when the present 9th absorbed much of the old 10th District based in Brooklyn.[citation needed]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created 1793
No image.svg James Gordon Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Redistricted from 6th district
No image.svg John Williams Democratic-
Republican
[3]
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
First elected in December 1794
Federalist[4][5] March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Brooklyn Museum - Jonas Platt - Samuel Finley Breese Morse - overall.jpg Jonas Platt Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin Walker Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Kiliaen K Van Rensselaer Semirestored.png Killian K. Van Rensselaer Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Redistricted from 8th district
Redistricted to 7th district
No image.svg Thomas Sammons Federalist[6] March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-
Republican
[7]
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
No image.svg John Lovett Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Rensselaer Westerlo Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Solomon Van Rensselaer.jpg Solomon Van Rensselaer Federalist March 4, 1819 –
January 14, 1822
Resigned to become postmaster of Albany
Vacant January 14, 1822 –
March 12, 1822
StephenVanRensselaerIIIPortrait.jpg Stephen Van Rensselaer Federalist March 12, 1822 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to 10th district
No image.svg James L. Hogeboom Crawford
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William McManus Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John D. Dickinson Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
No image.svg Job Pierson Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hiram P. Hunt Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry Vail Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hiram P. Hunt Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James G. Clinton Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from 6th district
No image.svg Archibald C. Niven Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Daniel B. St. John Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas McKissock Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Murray 1803-75.jpg William Murray Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to 10th district
No image.svg Jared V. Peck Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Bayard Clarke Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Bussing Haskin.jpg John B. Haskin Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Lecompton
Democrat
March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Edward haight.jpg Edward Haight Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Rep. Anson Herrick.jpg Anson Herrick Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William A. Darling.jpg William A. Darling Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Fernando Wood - Brady-Handy.jpg Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 10th district
No image.svg David B. Mellish Republican March 4, 1873 –
May 23, 1874
Died
Vacant May 23, 1874 –
December 7, 1874
Richard Schell 2.jpg Richard Schell Democratic December 7, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Fernando Wood - Brady-Handy.jpg Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1875 –
February 14, 1881
Redistricted from 10th district
died
Vacant February 14, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
No image.svg John Hardy Democratic December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JosephPulitzerPinceNeznpsgov.jpg Joseph Pulitzer Democratic March 4, 1885 –
April 10, 1886
Resigned
Vacant April 10, 1886 –
November 2, 1886
SSCox.jpg Samuel S. Cox Democratic November 2, 1886 –
September 10, 1889
Died
Vacant September 10, 1889 –
November 5, 1889
Amos Jay Cummings.jpg Amos J. Cummings Democratic November 5, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 11th district
Timothy J. Campbell.jpg Timothy J. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 8th district
Henry Clay Miner.jpg Henry C. Miner Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas J. Bradley.jpg Thomas J. Bradley Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry M Goldfogle.jpg Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 12th district
James H OBrien.jpg James H. O'Brien Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Oscar W. Swift Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David J. O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Andrew Petersen Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David J. O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1923 –
December 29, 1930
Died
Vacant December 29, 1930 –
February 17, 1931
No image.svg Stephen A. Rudd Democratic February 17, 1931 –
March 31, 1936
Died
Vacant March 31, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
Eugene J. Keogh.jpg Eugene J. Keogh Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 11th district
James J. Delaney.jpg James J. Delaney Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1978
Redistricted from 7th district

Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1979 –
January 3, 1979
GeraldineFerraro.jpg Geraldine Ferraro Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
First elected in 1978

Retired to run for U.S. Vice President
ThomasManton.jpg Thomas J. Manton Democratic January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
First elected in 1984

Redistricted to 7th district
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg Charles E. Schumer Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Redistricted from 10th district

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Anthony Weiner, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Anthony D. Weiner Democratic January 3, 1999 –
June 21, 2011
First elected in 1998

Resigned[8]
Vacant June 21, 2011 –
September 13, 2011
Bob Turner, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Robert Turner Republican September 13, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2011

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Yvette Clarke Official.jpg Yvette Clarke Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from 11th district

Recent election results[edit]

In New York elections, there are minor parties. 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 9[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Fernando Wood 15,620 64.8
Young Democrat and Republican William S. Hillyer 4,789 19.8
Republican Morris Ellinger 3,707 15.4
Majority 10,831 45.0
Turnout 24,116 100
US House election, 1996: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles E. Schumer 107,107 74.8
Republican Robert J. Verga 30,488 21.3
Conservative Michael Mossa 5,618 3.9
Majority 76,619 53.5
Turnout 143,213 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 69,439 66.4 -8.4
Republican Louis Telano 24,486 23.4 +2.1
Liberal Melinda Katz 5,698 5.5 +5.5
Conservative Arthur J. Smith 4,899 4.7 +0.8
Majority 44,953 43.0 -10.5
Turnout 104,522 100 -27.0
US House election, 2000: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 98,983 68.4 +2.0
Republican Noach Dear 45,649 31.6 +8.2
Majority 53,334 36.9 -6.1
Turnout 144,632 100 +38.4
US House election, 2002: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 60,737 65.7 -2.7
Republican Alfred F. Donohue 31,698 34.3 +2.7
Majority 29,039 31.4 -5.5
Turnout 92,435 100 -36.1
US House election, 2004: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 113,025 71.3 +5.6
Republican Gerard J. Cronin 45,451 28.7 -5.6
Majority 67,574 42.6 +11.2
Turnout 158,476 100 +71.4
US House election, 2006: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 71,762 100 +28.7
Majority 71,762 100 +57.4
Turnout 71,762 100 -54.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 112,205 93.1 -6.9
Conservative Alfred F. Donohue 8,378 6.9 +6.9
Majority 103,827 86.2 -13.8
Turnout 120,583 100 +68.0
US House election, 2010: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Anthony D. Weiner 67,011 60.8 -32.3
Republican Bob Turner 43,129 39.2 +39.2
Majority 23,882 21.6 -64.6
Turnout 110,140 100 -8.7
Democratic hold
US House special election, 2011: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Turner 37,342 51.72%
Democratic David Weprin 33,656 46.62%
Socialist Workers Chris Hoeppner 143 0.2%
Write-In Votes Multiple (49 Names) 1,056 1.46%
Totals 72,197 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Feature. Queens Tribune (2011-09-15). Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  2. ^ http://www.jpost.com/International/Pro-Israel-Republican-Bob-Turner-wins-Weiners-NY-seat.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ 1794 Election result 9th D. at Project "A New Nation Votes", compiled by Phil Lampi, hosted at Tufts University Digital Library
  4. ^ see The History of Political Parties in the State of New-York, from the Ratification of the Federal Constition to 1840 by Jabez D. Hammond (4th ed., Vol. 1, H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, 1846), on page 115: "...Gen. John Williams who had changed from a zealous democrat to a most heated federalist."
  5. ^ 1796 Election result 9th D. at Project "A New Nation Votes", compiled by Phil Lampi, hosted at Tufts University Digital Library
  6. ^ 1808 Election result 9th D. at Project "A New Nation Votes", compiled by Phil Lampi, hosted at Tufts University Digital Library
  7. ^ 1810 Election result 9th D. at Project "A New Nation Votes", compiled by Phil Lampi, hosted at Tufts University Digital Library
  8. ^ Strauss, Daniel. "Weiner to submit resignation letter Tuesday at midnight". Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  9. ^ November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State.... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2030. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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