United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016

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All 27 New York seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 18 9
Seats won 18 9
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 4,464,934 2,530,437
Percentage 62.74% 35.56%
Swing Increase 11.67% Decrease 3.94%

United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016 results by district.svg
Popular vote by congressional district. As this is a first-past-the-post election, seat totals are not determined by total popular vote in the state, but instead by results in each congressional district.

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New York were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of New York, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries took place on June 28.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 4,464,934 62.74% 18
Republican 2,530,437 35.56% 9
Conservative 35,081 0.49% 0
Reform 34,638 0.49% 0
Green 28,193 0.40% 0
People's Choice 11,825 0.17% 0
Harris Bhatti 2,123 0.03% 0
Transparent Government 1,877 0.03% 0
Write-ins 7,316 0.10% 0
Totals 7,116,424 100.00% 27

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in eastern Long Island and includes most of central and eastern Suffolk County. The incumbent was Republican Lee Zeldin, who has represented the district since 2015. He was first elected in 2014 with 53% of the vote, defeating Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop. The district has a PVI of R+2.

Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman David Calone and Southampton town supervisor Anna Throne-Holst ran for the Democratic nomination.[2][3] Other potential Democratic candidates included former Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.[4] Throne-Holst won the primary with 51.98% of the vote, with 6,579, getting 417 more votes than Calone, at 6,162.[5]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna E. Throne-Holst 6,481 51.26%
Democratic David L. Calone 6,162 48.74%
Total votes 12,643 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lee
Zeldin (R)
Anna
Throne-Holst (D)
Other Undecided
Siena College October 27–31, 2016 607 ± 4.0% 57% 36% 6%
Siena College September 27 – October 2, 2016 661 ± 3.8% 53% 38% 9%

Results[edit]

New York's 1st Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lee Zeldin 158,409 46.38%
Conservative (N.Y.) Lee Zeldin 23,327 6.83%
Independence Lee Zeldin 5,920 1.73%
Reform Lee Zeldin 843 0.25%
Total Lee Zeldin 188,499 55.19%
Democratic Anna Throne-Holst 126,635 37.08%
Working Families Anna Throne-Holst 6,147 1.80%
Women's Equality Anna Throne-Holst 2,496 0.73%
Total Anna Throne-Holst 135,278 39.61%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 17,777 5.20%
Total votes 341,554 100.00%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is based along the South Shore of Long Island and includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. The incumbent was Republican Peter T. King, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 3rd district from 1993 to 2013. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+1.

DuWayne Gregory, the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, ran for the Democratic nomination.[8]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 2nd Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter T. King 157,321 49.65%
Conservative (N.Y.) Peter T. King 21,778 6.87%
Reform Peter T. King 2,122 0.67%
Total Peter T. King 181,221 57.19%
Democratic DuWayne Gregory 102,162 32.24%
Working Families DuWayne Gregory 4,008 1.26%
Independence DuWayne Gregory 3,207 1.01%
Women's Equality DuWayne Gregory 1,435 0.45%
Total DuWayne Gregory 110,812 34.97%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 24,835 7.84%
Total votes 316,868 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based along the north shore of Long Island and includes portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The incumbent, Democrat Steve Israel, hadrepresented northern Long Island since 2000 (as the 2nd district from 2000 to 2012 and the 3rd district since then) and announced he would not seek re-election on January 5, 2016.[9]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Suozzi won the primary with 34.93%, followed by Stern, 21.89% and Kaiman, 21.49%.[17]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Suozzi 7,142 35.11%
Democratic Steve Stern 4,475 22.00%
Democratic Jon Kaiman 4,394 21.60%
Democratic Anna Kaplan 3,311 16.28%
Democratic Jonathan C. Clarke 1,021 5.01%
Total votes 20,343 100.00%

The general election consisted of Republican, Conservative, and Reform candidate State Senator Jack Martins versus Democrat Tom Suozzi; Suozzi prevailed.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 3rd Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Suozzi 167,758 48.83%
Republican Jack Martins 131,534 38.28%
Conservative (N.Y.) Jack Martins 16,134 4.70%
Reform Jack Martins 1,909 0.56%
Total Jack Martins 149,577 43.53%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 26,254 7.64%
Total votes 343,589 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Kathleen Rice, the incumbent Democrat, who won election to her first term in 2014 with 51%, was challenged in the general election by the Republican candidate, David H. Gurfein.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 4th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Rice 180,748 53.08%
Women's Equality Kathleen Rice 4,538 1.33%
Total Kathleen Rice 185,286 54.41%
Republican David H. Gurfein 110,736 32.52%
Conservative (N.Y.) David H. Gurfein 14,083 4.14%
Reform David H. Gurfein 1,046 0.31%
Total David H. Gurfein 125,865 36.97%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 29,362 8.62%
Total votes 340,513 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is mostly located entirely within Queens in New York City, but also includes a small portion of Nassau County. The incumbent was Democrat Gregory Meeks, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 6th district from 1998 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2012 with 90% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+35.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregory Meeks 7,056 81.71%
Democratic Ali A. Mirza 1,579 18.29%
Total votes 8,635 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 5th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregory Meeks 197,591 79.40%
Women's Equality Gregory Meeks 1,961 0.79%
Total Gregory Meeks 199,552 80.19%
Republican Michael A. O'Reilly 26,741 10.75%
Conservative (N.Y.) Michael A. O'Reilly 3,516 1.41%
Total Michael A. O'Reilly 30,257 12.16%
Green Frank Francois 3,583 1.44%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 15,462 6.21%
Total votes 248,854 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Democratic incumbent Grace Meng was challenged by Danniel S. Maio.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 6th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Meng 131,463 62.49%
Women's Equality Grace Meng 5,043 2.40%
Total Grace Meng 136,506 64.89%
Republican Danniel S. Maio 43,770 20.81%
Conservative (N.Y.) Danniel S. Maio 4,875 2.32%
Blue Lives Matter Danniel S. Maio 1,972 0.94%
Total Danniel S. Maio 50,617 24.06%
Haris Bhatti Party Haris Bhatti 2,123 1.01%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 21,132 10.03%
Total votes 210,378 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located entirely in New York City and includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. The incumbent was Democrat Nydia Velázquez, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 12th district from 1993 to 2013. She was re-elected in 2014 with 56% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+34.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia M. Velazquez 10,162 62.05%
Democratic Yungman F. Lee 4,479 27.35%
Democratic Jeffrey M. Kurzon 1,736 10.60%
Total votes 16,377 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 7th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 165,819 80.11%
Women's Equality Nydia Velazquez 6,327 3.06%
Total Nydia Velazquez 172,146 83.17%
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 14,941 7.22%
Conservative (N.Y.) Allan E. Romaguera 2,537 1.23%
Total Allan E. Romaguera 17,478 8.44%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 17,359 8.39%
Total votes 206,983 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 8th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hakeem Jeffries 203,235 78.89%
Working Families Hakeem Jeffries 11,360 4.41%
Total Hakeem Jeffries 214,595 83.30%
Conservative (N.Y.) Daniel J. Cavanagh 15,401 5.98%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 27,606 10.72%
Total votes 257,602 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 9th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvette Clarke 198,886 77.43%
Working Families Yvette Clarke 15,303 5.96%
Total Yvette Clarke 214,189 83.39%
Conservative (N.Y.) Alan Bellone 17,576 6.84%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 25,088 9.77%
Total votes 256,853 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The 10th district is located in New York City and includes the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the west side of Lower Manhattan, including Greenwich Village and the Financial District, and parts of Brooklyn, including Borough Park. The incumbent was Democrat Jerrold Nadler, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 8th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 17th district from 1992 to 1993. He was re-elected in 2014 with 82% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+23.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 27,270 89.49%
Democratic Mikhail Oliver Rosenberg 3,206 10.51%
Total votes 30,476 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 10th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 180,117 67.58%
Working Families Jerrold Nadler 10,471 3.93%
Women's Equality Jerrold Nadler 1,783 0.67%
Total Jerrold Nadler 192,371 72.18%
Republican Philip Rosenthal 46,275 17.36%
Conservative (N.Y.) Philip Rosenthal 4,646 1.74%
Independence Philip Rosenthal 2,093 0.79%
Stop Iran Deal Philip Rosenthal 843 0.32%
Total Philip Rosenthal 53,857 20.21%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 20,288 7.61%
Total votes 266,516 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is located entirely in New York City and includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. The incumbent was Republican Dan Donovan, who took office in 2015 after the resignation of Republican Michael Grimm. Donovan took office after winning a 2015 special election over Democrat Vincent J. Gentile. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI) of R+2.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 11th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Donovan 122,606 48.71%
Conservative (N.Y.) Dan Donovan 12,824 5.09%
Independence Dan Donovan 5,636 2.24%
Reform Dan Donovan 1,868 0.74%
Total Dan Donovan 142,934 56.78%
Democratic Richard A. Reichard 85,257 33.87%
Green Henry J. Bardel 3,906 1.55%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 19,621 7.79%
Total votes 251,718 100.00%
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

The 12th district is located entirely in New York City and includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint and western Queens. The incumbent was Democrat Carolyn Maloney, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 14th district from 1993 to 2013. She was re-elected in 2014 with 84% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+27.

Historian, professor and communications director for Mike Gravel's 2008 presidential campaign David Eisenbach formed an exploratory committee for a potential primary challenge of Maloney.[18]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn B. Maloney 15,101 90.13%
Democratic Peter Lindner 1,654 9.87%
Total votes 16,755 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 12th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Maloney 230,153 73.70%
Working Families Carolyn Maloney 14,205 4.55%
Total Carolyn Maloney 244,358 78.25%
Republican Robert Ardini 49,398 15.82%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 18,533 5.93%
Total votes 312,289 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is located entirely in New York City and includes Upper Manhattan and a small portion of the western Bronx. The incumbent was Democrat Charles Rangel, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 15th district from 1993 to 2013, the 16th district from 1983 to 1993, the 19th district from 1973 to 1983 and the 18th district from 1971 to 1973. He was re-elected in 2014 with 87% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+42.

Rangel said during the 2014 election and confirmed after his victory that he would not run for a 24th term in 2016.[19][20]

Rangel had faced strong primary challenges in previous elections and had said that he will be "involved" in picking his successor. Former State Assemblyman, former City Councilman and candidate for the seat in 1996 and 2010 Adam Clayton Powell IV, the son of former U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr., whom Rangel unseated in the primary in 1970, ran for the seat.[13] State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright also ran for the seat.[21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adriano Espaillat 16,377 35.99%
Democratic Keith L. T. Wright 15,528 34.11%
Democratic Clyde E. Williams 5,003 10.99%
Democratic Adam Clayton Powell 2,986 6.56%
Democratic Guillermo Linares 2,504 5.50%
Democratic Suzan D. Johnson-Cook 2,341 5.14%
Democratic Michael Gallagher 435 0.96%
Democratic Sam Sloan 227 0.50%
Democratic Yohanny M. Caceres 116 0.25%
Total votes 45,517 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 13th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adriano Espaillat 207,194 81.18%
Republican Robert A. Evans, Jr. 13,129 5.14%
Independence Robert A. Evans, Jr. 2,960 1.16%
Total Robert A. Evans, Jr. 16,089 6.30%
Green Daniel Vila Rivera 8,248 3.23%
Transparent Government Party Scott Lloyd Fenstermaker 1,877 0.74%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 21,831 8.55%
Total votes 255,239 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

Democratic incumbent Joseph Crowley was challenged in the general election by Republican Frank Spotorno, with the former winning reelection, having attained 75% of the vote. The 14th district has a Cook PVI of D+29.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 14th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Crowley 138,367 70.13%
Working Families Joseph Crowley 7,317 3.71%
Women's Equality Joseph Crowley 1,903 0.96%
Total Joseph Crowley 147,587 74.80%
Republican Frank J. Spotorno 26,891 13.63%
Conservative (N.Y.) Frank J. Spotorno 3,654 1.85%
Total Frank J. Spotorno 30,545 15.48%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 19,169 9.72%
Total votes 197,301 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx in New York City and is one of the smallest districts by area in the entire country. The incumbent was Democrat José E. Serrano, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 16th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 18th district from 1990 to 1993. He was re-elected with 90% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+43.

Former Bronx Borough President and former Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrión, Jr., who was the Independence Party nominee for Mayor of New York City in 2013, considered challenging Serrano from the right in the Democratic primary, but ultimately declined to run.[26][27]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose E. Serrano 9,334 89.23%
Democratic Leonel Baez 1,127 10.77%
Total votes 10,461 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 15th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose E. Serrano 165,688 85.54%
Republican Alejandro Vega 6,129 3.16%
Conservative (N.Y.) Eduardo Ramirez 2,104 1.09%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 19,782 10.21%
Total votes 193,703 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

Democratic incumbent, Eliot Engel was challenged by Independent Candidate Derickson K. Lawrence.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 16th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eliot Engel 198,811 69.14%
Working Families Eliot Engel 8,518 2.96%
Women's Equality Eliot Engel 2,528 0.88%
Total Eliot Engel 209,857 72.98%
People's Choice Congress Derickson K. Lawrence 11,825 4.11%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 65,874 22.91%
Total votes 287,556 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

Democratic incumbent, Nita Lowey is not being challenged.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 17th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nita Lowey 193,819 59.53%
Working Families Nita Lowey 15,706 4.82%
Women's Equality Nita Lowey 5,005 1.54%
Total Nita Lowey 214,530 65.89%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 111,041 34.11%
Total votes 325,571 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

The 18th district is located entirely within the Hudson Valley, covering all of Orange County and Putnam County, as well as parts of southern Dutchess County and northeastern Westchester County. The incumbent was Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. He was elected to the house in 2012 by a slim margin, defeating former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth, and defeated her again in 2014 in a rematch by a slim margin. The district has an even PVI.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Ken Del Vecchio, filmmaker[30]
  • Phil Oliva Jr., senior advisor to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino[31]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Sakima Brown, former Poughkeepsie school board member, Iraq War veteran, and nominee for State Assembly in 2014[32]
  • Dan Castricone, former Orange County legislator and 2014 State Assembly candidate[33]
  • John Lange, former state legislative aide[31]
  • Frank Spaminato[34]
Endorsements[edit]
Phil Oliva
Individuals

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Oliva 3,574 57.00%
Republican Kenneth Del Vecchio 2,696 43.00%
Total votes 6,270 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 18th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Patrick Maloney 140,951 44.17%
Independence Sean Patrick Maloney 10,356 3.25%
Working Families Sean Patrick Maloney 8,771 2.75%
Women's Equality Sean Patrick Maloney 1,982 0.62%
Total Sean Patrick Maloney 162,060 50.78%
Republican Phil Oliva 111,117 34.82%
Conservative (N.Y.) Phil Oliva 16,968 5.32%
Reform Phil Oliva 1,284 0.40%
Total Phil Oliva 129,369 40.54%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 27,694 8.68%
Total votes 319,123 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

The 19th district is located in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills regions and includes all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. The incumbent was Republican Chris Gibson, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 20th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2014 with 63% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+1.

Gibson, a supporter of term limits, had pledged to limit himself to four terms in office but retired at the end of his third.[38]

Possible Republican candidates included State Senator James L. Seward, State Assemblymen Pete Lopez and Steven McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro[39] and former Cobleskill Town Councilman Ryan McAllister.

On the Democratic side, possible candidates included Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, investor and 2014 nominee Sean Eldridge, prosecutor and 2012 nominee Julian Schreibman, Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, former state senator Terry Gipson, and Albany Assemblywoman Pat Fahy.[39][40] However, only Will Yandik and Zephyr Teachout filed papers with the New York State Board of Elections. Teachout was also unopposed in filing for the Working People's Party nomination.[41]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • John Faso, former New York Assemblyman and nominee for Governor in 2006[42]
  • Andrew Heaney, heating oil executive[43]
Withdrawn
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
John Faso
Individuals
Organizations
Andrew Heaney
Individuals
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Faso
Andrew
Heaney
Other Undecided
Siena College June 19–22, 2016 494 ± 4.4% 58% 28% 14%
Siena College May 31–June 2, 2016 436 ± 4.8% 50% 28% 21%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Faso) May 31–June 1, 2016 300 ± 5.6% 51% 32% 17%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Faso 10,922 67.52%
Republican Andrew Heaney 5,253 32.48%
Total votes 16,175 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Zephyr Teachout
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Zephyr
Teachout
Will
Yandik
Other Undecided
Siena College June 19–22, 2016 598 ± 4.0% 62% 23% 15%
Siena College May 31–June 2, 2016 431 ± 4.7% 53% 23% 24%

Results[edit]

In the June 28th, 2016 primary, Teachout won the Democratic nomination, defeating Livingston Town Councilman Will Yandik [60] by a 71.11% to 28.65% margin.[61]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zephyr Teachout 13,801 71.28%
Democratic Will Yandik 5,561 28.72%
Total votes 19,362 100.00%

General election[edit]

This was considered one of the most highly contested races in New York in 2016.

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Faso (R)
Zephyr
Teachout (D)
Other Undecided
Siena College November 1–3, 2016 605 ± 4.0% 48% 42% 9%
Siena College September 20–22, 2016 678 ± 3.8% 43% 42% 15%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Faso) August 8–10, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 46% 41% 14%

Results[edit]

New York's 19th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Faso 134,825 41.80%
Conservative (N.Y.) John Faso 21,156 6.56%
Independence John Faso 7,943 2.46%
Reform John Faso 876 0.27%
Total John Faso 164,800 51.09%
Democratic Zephyr Teachout 123,733 38.36%
Working Families Zephyr Teachout 15,067 4.67%
Total Zephyr Teachout 138,800 43.03%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 18,971 5.88%
Total votes 322,571 100.00%
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

Democratic incumbent, Paul Tonko is being challenged by Republican Joe Vitollo.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 20th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Tonko 188,428 56.67%
Working Families Paul Tonko 10,935 3.29%
Independence Paul Tonko 10,622 3.19%
Women's Equality Paul Tonko 3,036 0.91%
Total Paul Tonko 213,021 64.07%
Republican Joe Vitollo 83,328 25.06%
Conservative (N.Y.) Joe Vitollo 15,902 4.78%
Reform Joe Vitollo 1,508 0.45%
Total Joe Vitollo 100,738 30.29%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 18,740 5.64%
Total votes 332,499 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

The 21st district, the state's largest and most rural, includes most of the North Country, as well as the northern suburbs of Syracuse and borders Vermont to the east. The incumbent was Republican Elise Stefanik, who has represented the district since 2015. She was elected in 2014 with 53% of the vote and the district has an even PVI.

Retired Army Colonel Mike Derrick won the Democratic primary.[62] 2014 nominee Aaron Woolf considered running again in 2016, but decided against it.[63]

2014 Green Party nominee Matt Funiciello started his own radio show in April 2015. He ran in the general election as the Green Party nominee.[64]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Elise
Stefanik (R)
Mike
Derrick (D)
Matt
Funiciello (G)
Undecided
Harper Polling (R-NRCC) September 12–16, 2015 464 ± 4.55% 51% 17% 13% 19%

Results[edit]

New York's 21st Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elise Stefanik 152,597 52.87%
Conservative (N.Y.) Elise Stefanik 15,526 5.38%
Independence Elise Stefanik 8,799 3.05%
Reform Elise Stefanik 964 0.33%
Total Elise Stefanik 177,886 61.64%
Democratic Mike Derrick 75,965 26.32%
Working Families Mike Derrick 6,196 2.15%
Total Mike Derrick 82,161 28.47%
Green Matthew J. Funiciello 12,452 4.31%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 16,112 5.58%
Total votes 288,611 100.00%
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

The 22nd district is located in Central New York and includes all of Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida counties, and parts of Broome, Herkimer, Oswego and Tioga counties. The incumbent, Republican Richard L. Hanna, did not run for re-election.[65]

Republican primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Claudia Tenney
Organizations
Steve Wells
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
George
Phillips
Claudia
Tenney
Steve
Wells
Other Undecided
Barry Zeplowitz & Associates April 11–12, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 13% 48% 9% 29%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Claudia Tenney 9,549 41.08%
Republican Steven M. Wells 7,985 34.34%
Republican George K. Phillips 5,716 24.58%
Total votes 23,250 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Kim A. Myers, a Broome County legislator, won the Democratic nomination unopposed.[69]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Claudia
Tenney (R)
Kim
Myers (D)
Martin
Babinec (I)
Undecided
Siena College November 1–2, 2016 643 ± 4.2% 38% 34% 16% 11%
Siena College September 21–26, 2016 649 ± 3.8% 35% 30% 24% 11%
Public Opinion Strategies (R) August 23–25, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 33% 27% 23%

Results[edit]

New York's 22nd Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Claudia Tenney 113,287 38.26%
Conservative (N.Y.) Claudia Tenney 16,157 5.46%
Total Claudia Tenney 129,444 43.72%
Democratic Kim A. Myers 102,734 34.70%
Working Families Kim A. Myers 11,532 3.89%
Total Kim A. Myers 114,266 38.59%
Reform Martin Babinec 24,595 8.31%
Upstate Jobs Party Martin Babinec 10,043 3.39%
Totals Martin Babinec 34,638 11.70%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 17,738 5.99%
Total votes 296,086 100.00%
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

The 23rd district includes all of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties, along with parts of Ontario and Tioga counties. The incumbent was Republican Tom Reed, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 29th district from 2009 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2014 with 60% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+3.

Tea Party activist Gary Perry challenged Reed in the Republican primary.[70] Reed's Democratic opponent was John Plumb.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 23rd Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Reed 136,964 46.24%
Conservative (N.Y.) Tom Reed 16,420 5.54%
Independence Tom Reed 6,790 2.29%
Reform Tom Reed 876 0.30%
Total Tom Reed 161,050 54.37%
Democratic John F. Plumb 106,600 35.99%
Working Families John F. Plumb 11,984 4.05%
Total John F. Plumb 118,584 40.04%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 16,564 5.59%
Total votes 296,198 100.00%
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

The 24th district includes all of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties, and the western part of Oswego County. The incumbent was Republican John Katko, who has represented the district since 2015. Colleen Deacon was the Democratic party's nominee opposing him. Katko was elected in 2014 with 59% of the vote, defeating Democratic incumbent Dan Maffei. The district has a PVI of D+3.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Colleen Deacon
U.S. Senators
Organizations
Eric Kingson
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
Steven Williams
U.S. Representatives

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Deacon 6,517 49.87%
Democratic Eric Kingson 3,994 30.56%
Democratic Steve Williams 2,557 19.57%
Total votes 13,068 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Katko (R)
Colleen
Deacon (D)
Other Undecided
Siena College October 18–19, 2016 673 ± 4.1% 54% 31% 14%
Siena College September 22–29, 2016 655 ± 4.8% 53% 34% 12%

Results[edit]

New York's 24th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Katko 150,330 47.66%
Conservative (N.Y.) John Katko 20,399 6.47%
Independence John Katko 10,931 3.47%
Reform John Katko 1,101 0.35%
Total John Katko 182,761 57.94%
Democratic Colleen Deacon 110,550 35.05%
Working Families Colleen Deacon 8,490 2.69%
Total Colleen Deacon 119,040 37.74%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 13,628 4.32%
Total votes 315,429 100.00%
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

The 25th district located entirely within Monroe County, centered on the city of Rochester. The incumbent was Democrat Louise Slaughter, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 28th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 30th district from 1987 to 1993. She was re-elected in 2014 with 49% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+7. Due to Slaughter's age, recent health problems, and the death of her husband, there was speculation that she might retire. [82]

Republican Mark Assini, the Town Supervisor of Gates, Conservative nominee for the seat in 2004 and Republican and Conservative nominee for the seat in 2014 is running again.[83]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 25th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louise Slaughter 168,660 50.14%
Working Families Louise Slaughter 10,195 3.03%
Women's Equality Louise Slaughter 4,095 1.22%
Total Louise Slaughter 182,950 54.39%
Republican Mark Assini 113,840 33.84%
Conservative (N.Y.) Mark Assini 20,883 6.21%
Independence Mark Assini 6,856 2.04%
Reform Mark Assini 1,071 0.32%
Total Mark Assini 142,650 42.41%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 10,786 3.21%
Total votes 336,386 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

Democratic incumbent, Brian Higgins was challenged by Republican Shelly Schratz.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 26th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Higgins 195,322 62.84%
Working Families Brian Higgins 16,138 5.19%
Women's Equality Brian Higgins 3,829 1.23%
Total Brian Higgins 215,289 69.27%
Republican Shelly Schratz 56,930 18.32%
Conservative (N.Y.) Shelly Schratz 16,447 5.29%
Total Shelly Schratz 73,377 23.61%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 22,153 7.13%
Total votes 310,819 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

Republican incumbent, Chris Collins was challenged by Democrat Diana K. Kastenbaum.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New York's 27th Congressional district election, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Collins 175,509 49.52%
Conservative (N.Y.) Chris Collins 34,292 9.68%
Independence Chris Collins 9,995 2.82%
Reform Chris Collins 1,089 0.31%
Total Chris Collins 220,885 62.32%
Democratic Diana K. Kastenbaum 107,832 30.42%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 25,709 7.25%
Total votes 354,426 100.00%
Republican hold

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