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New York's 28th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, New York District 28 map.png
Current Representative Louise Slaughter (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $31,751
Ethnicity 63.9% White, 29.2% Black, 1.5% Asian, 5.5% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+15

The Twenty-eighth district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in northwest New York. The district is based in Rochester, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, and includes parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara and Orleans Counties. Due to its gerrymandered shape it is sometimes known as "the earmuffs." It has been represented by Democrat Louise Slaughter since 1993.

Contents

Components: Past and Present

2003-present:

Parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans

1993-2003:

Parts of Monroe

1983-1993:

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

1973-1983:

Parts of Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady

1971-1973:

All of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Ulster
Parts of Dutchess, Montgomery, Sullivan

1963-1971:

All of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster

1953-1963:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1945-1953:

Parts of Westchester

1913-1945:

All of Albany
Parts of Rensselaer

Representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1823
William B. Rochester Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – April 21, 1823 redistricted from 20th district, resigned after becoming state circuit judge for 8th circuit
vacant April 22, 1823 – November 2, 1823
William Woods Adams-Clay DR November 3, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Timothy H. Porter Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
John Magee Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Grattan H. Wheeler Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Frederick Whittlesey Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 redistricted from 27th district
Timothy Childs Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Timothy Childs Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Thomas Kempshall Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Timothy Childs Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Thomas J. Paterson Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Elias B. Holmes Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Abraham M. Schermerhorn Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
George Hastings Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
William H. Kelsey Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
William H. Kelsey Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
William Irvine Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Robert B. Van Valkenburg Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 redistricted to 27th district
Freeman Clarke Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Roswell Hart Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Lewis Selye Ind. Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Noah Davis Republican March 4, 1869 – July 15, 1870 resigned after becoming United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
vacant July 16, 1870 – December 5, 1870
Charles H. Holmes Republican December 6, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Freeman Clarke Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 29th district
Horace B. Smith Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 27th district
Thomas C. Platt Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 redistricted from 27th district
Jeremiah W. Dwight Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
Stephen C. Millard Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted to 26th district
John Arnot, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1885 – November 20, 1886 redistricted from 29th district, died
vacant November 21, 1886 – March 3, 1887
Thomas S. Flood Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Hosea H. Rockwell Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903 redistricted from 27th district, redistricted to 31st district
Charles L. Knapp Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 redistricted from 24th district
Luther W. Mott Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 32nd district
Peter G. Ten Eyck Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Rollin B. Sanford Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Peter G. Ten Eyck Democratic March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Parker Corning Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1937
William T. Byrne Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 32nd district
Ralph A. Gamble Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 25th district, redistricted to 26th district
Katharine St. George Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 redistricted from 29th district, redistricted to 27th district
J. Ernest Wharton Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 29th district
Joseph Y. Resnick Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969
Hamilton Fish, Jr. Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 25th district
Samuel S. Stratton Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 redistricted from 29th district, redistricted to 23rd district
Matthew F. McHugh Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 27th district
Louise Slaughter Democratic January 3, 1993 – present redistricted from 30th district

The 28th District has included all or part of Rochester since 1992. The 2002 remap added parts of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. In the 1980s the 28th District was the southern tier seat now numbered the 22nd District. In the 1970s it was the Capitol District seat now numbered the 21st District. During the 1960s it was a Hudson Valley/Catskill seat including much of the present 19th District and parts of the 20th and 22nd District.

Prior to 1992 the Rochester area district was the 30th. Monroe County was split between two districts in the 1970s, the 34th District (which included much of the present 25th District) and the 35th District (which included much of the present 26th 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, 2006: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 111,386 73.2 +0.6
Republican John E. Donnelly 40,844 26.8 +2.0
Majority 70,542 46.3 -1.5
Turnout 152,230 100 -30.8
US House election, 2004: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 159,655 72.6 +10.1
Republican Mike Laba 54,543 24.8 -12.7
Independence Francina Cartonia 5,678 2.6 +2.6
Majority 105,112 47.8 +22.9
Turnout 219,876 100 +38.6
US House election, 2002: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 99,057 62.5 -3.2
Republican Henry F. Wojtaszek 59,547 37.5 +4.9
Majority 39,510 24.9 -8.2
Turnout 158,604 100 -31.3
US House election, 2000: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 151,688 65.7 +0.9
Republican Mark C. Johns 75,348 32.6 +1.8
Green Eve Hawkins 2,292 1.0 +1.0
Libertarian Stephen C. Healey 1,528 0.7 +0.7
Majority 76,340 33.1 -0.9
Turnout 230,856 100 +25.8
US House election, 1998: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 118,856 64.8 +7.5
Republican Richard A. Kaplan 56,443 30.8 -11.9
Conservative Paul Britton 4,963 2.7 +2.7
Right to Life Gerald D. Crawford 3,196 1.7 +1.7
Majority 62,413 34.0 +19.5
Turnout 183,458 100 -21.1
US House election, 1996: New York District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Louise Slaughter 133,084 57.3
Republican Geoff H. Rosenberger 99,366 42.7
Majority 33,718 14.5
Turnout 232,450 100

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