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New York's 26th congressional district
New York District 26 109th US Congress.png
Current Representative Chris Lee (R)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $46,653
Ethnicity 93.3% White, 3.2% Black, 1.5% Asian, 1.9% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+6

The 26th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Western New York. It includes all or parts of Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. The district includes the northeastern suburbs of Buffalo and the western suburbs of Rochester as well as the cities of Albion, Batavia, Lockport and North Tonawanda, New York. It is currently represented by Republican Chris Lee.

Contents

Components: past and present

2003-present:

All of Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming
Parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans

1993-2003:

All of Ulster
Parts of Broome, Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins

1983-1993:

All of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

1973-1983:

All of Orange, Rockland
Parts of Ulster

1953-1973:

Parts of Westchester

1945-1953:

Parts of Bronx

1913-1945:

All of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam

Representatives

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1823 - 1833: Two seats

From the creation of the district in 1823 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
Dudley Marvin Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Jehiel H. Halsey Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
William Babcock Anti-Masonic Party March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Robert S. Rose Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
John Maynard Adams March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Robert S. Rose Anti-Masonic Party March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
John Dickson Anti-Masonic Party March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

1833 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District Home Note
John Dickson Anti-Masonic Party March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Francis Granger Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Mark H. Sibley Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Francis Granger Whig March 4, 1839 – March 5, 1841
vacant March 5, 1841 – May 21, 1841
John Greig Whig May 21, 1841 – September 25, 1841 resigned
vacant September 25, 1841 – November 27, 1841
Francis Granger Whig November 27, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Amasa Dana Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Samuel S. Ellsworth Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
William T. Lawrence Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
William T. Jackson Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Henry S. Walbridge Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Andrew Oliver Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
Emory B. Pottle Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Jacob P. Chamberlain Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Giles W. Hotchkiss Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
William S. Lincoln Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Giles W. Hotchkiss Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Milo Goodrich Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
William H. Lamport Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 25th district
Clinton D. MacDougall Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 redistricted from 25th district
John H. Camp Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted to 27th district
Stephen C. Millard Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 redistricted from 28th district
Milton De Lano Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
George W. Ray Republican March 4, 1891 – September 11, 1902 resigned after accepting judgeship for northern district of New York
vacant September 11, 1902 – November 4, 1902
John Wilbur Dwight Republican November 4, 1902 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 30th district
William H. Flack Republican March 4, 1903 – February 2, 1907 died
vacant February 2, 1907 – March 3, 1907
George R. Malby Republican March 4, 1907 – July 5, 1912 died
vacant July 5, 1912 – November 5, 1912
Edwin A. Merritt Republican November 5, 1912 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 31st district
Edmund Platt Republican March 4, 1913 – June 7, 1920 resigned after being appointed to Federal Reserve Board
vacant June 7, 1920 – November 2, 1920
Hamilton Fish III Republican November 2, 1920 – January 3, 1945
Peter A. Quinn Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
David M. Potts Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Christopher C. McGrath Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Ralph A. Gamble Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1957 redistricted from 28th district
Edwin B. Dooley Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1963
Ogden R. Reid Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 24th district
Benjamin A. Gilman Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 redistricted to 22nd district
David O'Brien Martin Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 30th district
Maurice Hinchey Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 redistricted to 22nd district
Thomas M. Reynolds Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2009 redistricted from 27th district
Chris Lee Republican January 3, 2009 – present

Prior to the 2002 remap most of this area was in the 27th District. During the 1980s this area was primarily in the 31st District. Two districts covered this area in the 1970s, the Erie County based 38th and the Monroe County based 35th.

The 26th District covered the area now in the 22nd District during the 1990s and the area now in the 23rd District in the 1980s. In the 1970s this district was centered in Orange and Rockland counties. During the 1960s it covered areas in Westchester County now in the 18th and 19th District.

Election results

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, 2008: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris J. Lee 148,607 55.0 +3.0
Democratic Alice Kryzan 109,615 40.5 -7.5
Working Families Party Jon Powers 12,104 4.5 +4.5
Majority 38,992 14.5 +10.5
Turnout 270,326 100 +28.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 109,257 52.0 -3.6
Democratic Jack Davis 100,914 48.0 +3.6
Majority 8,343 4.0 -7.3
Turnout 210,171 100 -25.8
US House election, 2004: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 157,466 55.6 -18.0
Democratic Jack Davis 125,613 44.4 +22.0
Majority 31,853 11.3 -39.9
Turnout 283,079 100 +54.3
US House election, 2002: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 135,089 73.6 +36.6
Democratic Ayesha F. Nariman 41,140 22.4 -39.6
Right to Life Shawn Harris 4,084 2.2 +1.2
Green Paul E. Fallon 3,146 1.7 +1.7
Majority 93,949 51.2 +26.2
Turnout 183,459 100 -19.0
US House election, 2000: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Maurice D. Hinchey 140,395 62.0 +0.2
Republican Bob Moppert 83,856 37.0 +5.7
Right to Life Paul J. Laux 2,328 1.0 -5.9
Majority 56,539 25.0 -5.5
Turnout 226,579 100 +29.4
US House election, 1998: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Maurice D. Hinchey 108,204 61.8 +6.6
Republican Bud Walker 54,776 31.3 -11.0
Right to Life Randall Terry 12,160 6.9 +6.9
Majority 53,428 30.5 +17.6
Turnout 175,140 100 -21.3
US House election, 1996: New York District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Maurice D. Hinchey 122,850 55.2
Republican Sue Wittig 94,125 42.3
Independence Douglas Walter Drazen 5,531 2.5
Majority 28,725 12.9
Turnout 222,506 100

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