New York's 4th congressional district

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New York's 4th congressional district
New York 's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Carolyn McCarthy (DMineola)
Cook PVI D+3

The 4th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in central and southern Nassau County. It includes the communities of Baldwin, Bellmore, East Rockaway, East Meadow, the Five Towns, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Garden City, Hempstead, Long Beach, Malverne, Merrick, Mineola, Carle Place, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Wantagh, West Hempstead and Westbury. Democrat Carolyn McCarthy has represented the district since 1997.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 47–41%
1996 President Clinton 56–36%
2000 President Gore 59–38%
2004 President Kerry 55–44%
2008 President Obama 55–44%
2012 President Obama 56–43%

Components: past and present[edit]

  • 1913–1945:
Parts of Brooklyn
  • 1945–1963:
Parts of Queens
  • 1963–present:
Parts of Nassau County

In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s much of this area was in the 5th District. The 4th District then included many towns in eastern Nassau County now in the 3rd District.

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg John Hathorn Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Cornelius C. Schoonmaker Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Peter Van Gaasbeck Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Hathorn Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Lucas Elmendorf Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Philip Van Cortlandt (1749-1831).jpg Philip Van Cortlandt Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Redistricted from 3rd district
No image.svg James Emott Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas J. Oakley Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Abraham H. Schenck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4 –
June 6, 1817
James Tallmadge portrait.jpg James Tallmadge, Jr. Democratic-Republican June 6, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected to finish rep-elect Henry B. Lee's term
No image.svg Randall S. Street Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4 –
December 3, 1821
The 1820/1821 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.
No image.svg William W. Van Wyck Democratic-Republican December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joel Frost Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aaron Ward (Ossining).jpg Aaron Ward Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry B. Cowles Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aaron Ward (Ossining).jpg Aaron Ward Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Appletons' Kemble Gouverneur.jpg Gouverneur Kemble Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aaron Ward (Ossining).jpg Aaron Ward Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Brown Maclay.jpg William B. Maclay Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Walter Underhill Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Henry Hobart Haws Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Michael Walsh (Congressman).jpg Michael Walsh Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Kelly.png John Kelly Democratic March 4, 1855 –
December 25, 1858
Resigned
Vacant December 25, 1858 –
January 17, 1859
Thomas J. Barr.jpg Thomas J. Barr Independent Democrat January 17, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James Kerrigan Independent Democrat March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Wood (Congress).jpg Benjamin Wood Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from 3rd district
No image.svg Morgan Jones Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JFox.jpg John Fox Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Roosevelt - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert B. Roosevelt Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Philip S. Crooke - Brady-Handy.jpg Philip S. Crooke Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Archibald M. Bliss.jpg Archibald M. Bliss Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Felix Campbell.jpg Felix Campbell Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricted to 2nd district
Peter P. Mahoney.jpg Peter P. Mahoney Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Michael Clancy.jpeg John M. Clancy Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 2nd district
William J. Coombs.jpeg William J. Coombs Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 3rd district
Israel F. Fischer.jpeg Israel F. Fischer Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Bertram T Clayton.jpg Bertram T. Clayton Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Harry A. Hanbury.jpg Harry A. Hanbury Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frank E. Wilson.jpg Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Redistricted from 5th district
Charles B. Law.jpg Charles B. Law Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frank E. Wilson.jpg Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 3rd district
Harry Dale.jpg Harry H. Dale Democratic March 4, 1913 –
January 6, 1919
Resigned to become judge of magistrate's court
Vacant January 6, 1919 –
June 6, 1919
ThomasHCullen1916.jpg Thomas H. Cullen Democratic June 6, 1919 –
March 1, 1944
Died
Vacant March 1, 1944 –
June 6, 1944
John James Rooney.jpg John J. Rooney Democratic June 6, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 12th district
William Bernard Barry.jpg William B. Barry Democratic January 3, 1945 –
October 20, 1946
Redistricted from 2nd district
Died
Vacant October 21, 1946 –
January 2, 1947
No image.svg Gregory McMahon Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
No image.svg L. Gary Clemente Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
Henry J. Latham.jpg Henry J. Latham Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1958
Redistricted from 3rd district
Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1959 –
January 2, 1959
Seymour Halpern.jpg Seymour Halpern Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 6th district
John W. Wydler.jpg John W. Wydler Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 5th district
Norman F. Lent.jpg Norman F. Lent Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from 5th district
Retired
David A. Levy.jpg David A. Levy Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost renomination
Dan frisa.jpg Daniel Frisa Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Lost re-election
Carolynmccarthy.jpeg Carolyn McCarthy Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2015
First elected in 1996
Retiring
Kathleen Rice.jpg Kathleen Rice Democratic January 3, 2015 –
First elected in 2014

Election results[edit]

In New York electoral politics there are numerous smaller parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties 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 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 127,060 57.5
Republican Daniel Frisa 89,542 40.5
Right to Life Vincent P. Garbitelli 3,252 1.5
Liberal Robert S. Berkowitz 1,162 0.5
Majority 37,518 17.0
Turnout 221,016 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 90,256 52.6 -4.9
Republican Gregory R. Becker 79,984 46.6 +6.1
Liberal Patricia M. Maher 1,343 0.8 +0.3
Majority 10,272 6.0 -11.0
Turnout 171,583 100 -22.4
US House election, 2000: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 136,703 60.6 +8.0
Republican Gregory R. Becker 87,830 38.9 -7.7
Liberal Barbara Vitanza 1,222 0.5 -0.3
Majority 48,873 21.6 +15.6
Turnout 225,755 100 +31.6
US House election, 2002: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 94,806 56.3 -4.3
Republican Marilyn F. O'Grady 72,882 43.2 +4.3
Green Tim Derham 852 0.5 +0.5
Majority 21,924 13.0 -8.6
Turnout 168,540 100 -25.3
US House election, 2004: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 159,969 63.0 +6.7
Republican James Garner 94,141 37.0 -6.2
Majority 65,828 25.9 +12.9
Turnout 254,110 100 +50.8
US House election, 2006: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 101,861 64.9 +1.9
Republican Martin W. Blessinger 55,050 35.1 -1.9
Majority 46,811 29.8 +3.9
Turnout 156,911 100 -38.3
US House election, 2008: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 164,028 64.0 -0.9
Republican Jack Martins 92,242 36.0 +0.9
Majority 71,786 28 -1.8
Turnout 256,270 100 +63.3
US House election, 2010: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 94,483 53.6 -10.4
Republican Fran Becker 81,718 46.4 +10.4
Majority 12,765 7.2 -20.8
Turnout 176,201 100 -31.2
US House election, 2012: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy (incumbent) 163,955 61.8 +8.2
Republican Fran Becker 85,693 32.3 -14.1
Conservative Frank Scaturro 15,603 5.9 +5.9
Majority 62,659 23.6 +16.4
Turnout 265,251 100 +50.5

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]