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New York's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Steve Israel (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $71,147
Ethnicity 78.4% White, 10.4% Black, 3.0% Asian, 13.9% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% other
Cook PVI D+4

The 2nd Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in central Long Island. It includes all of the town of Huntington and parts of the towns of Babylon, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County as well as part of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. It comprises such communities as Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, Commack, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Huntington, Melville, North Amityville, Northport, Oakdale, Plainview, Ronkonkoma, Sayville and Wyandanch. The District has a modest Democratic tilt. John Kerry defeated George W. Bush in this district 53%-45%. Democrat Steve Israel has represented the district since 2001.

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Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 57 - 39%
2004 President Kerry 53 - 45%
2008 President Obama 56 - 43%

Communities within the district

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Entirely within the district

Asharoken, Bayport, Bohemia, Brentwood, Centerport, Central Islip, Dix Hills, East Farmingdale, East Northport, Elwood, Greenlawn, Halesite, Half Hollow Hills, Huntington, Huntington Bay, Huntington Station, Islandia, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, North Amityville, Northport, Oakdale, Sayville, South Huntington, West Hills, West Sayville, Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch

Partially within the district

Amityville, Bay Shore, Commack, Copiague, Deer Park, East Islip, Jericho, Lindenhurst, North Babylon, North Lindenhurst, Plainview, Ronkonkoma, Syosset, Woodbury, West Babylon

Components: past and present

1913-1945:

Parts of Queens

1945-1963:

Parts of Nassau

1963-1973:

Parts of Nassau, Suffolk

1973-2003:

Parts of Suffolk

2003-present:

Parts of Nassau, Suffolk

List of representatives

1789 - 1809: one seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Laurance Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793
John Watts Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Edward Livingston Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801
Samuel Latham Mitchill Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 redistricted to 3rd congressional district
Joshua Sands Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Gurdon Mumford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1809 A second seat was added to the district

1809 - 1823: two seats

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the second district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
Gurdon Mumford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
William Paulding Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Egbert Benson Federalist March 4, 1813 – August 2, 1813 Resigned
Vacant August 2, 1813 – January 21, 1814
William Irving Democratic-Republican January 21, 1814 – March 3, 1819
Henry Meigs Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Churchill C. Cambreleng Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Two seats reduced to One; Redistricted to the 3rd district

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Denning Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – 1810 Resigned, having not qualified
Samuel Mitchill Democratic-Republican December 4, 1810 – March 3, 1813
Jotham Post Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Peter Wendover Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1821
John Morgan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Two seats reduced to One; Redistricted to the 3rd district

1823 - present: one seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Jacob Tyson Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Staten Island
Joshua Sands Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
John J. Wood Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Jacob Crocheron Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
John T. Bergen Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Isaac B. Van Houten Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Samuel Barton Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Abraham Vanderveer Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
James De la Montanya Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Joseph Egbert Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Henry C. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Henry J. Seaman American March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Henry C. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
David A. Bokee Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Obadiah Bowne Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Thomas W. Cumming Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
James S.T. Stranahan Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
George Taylor Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
James Humphrey Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Moses F. Odell Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Martin Kalbfleisch Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Teunis G. Bergen Democratic March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Demas Barnes Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
John G. Schumaker Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Thomas Kinsella Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
John G. Schumaker Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
William D. Veeder Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Daniel O'Reilly Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
William E. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Felix Campbell Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 redistricted from 4th congressional district
David A. Boody Democratic March 4, 1891 – October 13, 1891 resigned to become railroad commissioner of New York State
vacant October 13, 1891 – November 3, 1891
Alfred C. Chapin Democratic November 3, 1891 – November 16, 1892 resigned
vacant November 16, 1892 – March 4, 1893
John M. Clancy Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 redistricted from 4th congressional district
Denis M. Hurley Republican March 4, 1895 – February 26, 1899 died
vacant February 26, 1899 – March 4, 1899
John J. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 redistricted to 7th congressional district
George H. Lindsay Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1913
Denis O'Leary Democratic March 4, 1913 – December 31, 1914 resigned
vacant December 31, 1914 – March 4, 1915
C. Pope Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
John J. Kindred Democratic March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
William F. Brunner Democratic March 4, 1929 – September 27, 1935 resigned upon election as sheriff of Queens County
vacant September 27, 1935 – November 5, 1935
William B. Barry Democratic November 5, 1935 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to 4th district
Leonard W. Hall Republican January 3, 1945 – December 31, 1952 Redistricted from 1st district, resigned to become chairman of the Republican National Committee
vacant December 31, 1952 – January 3, 1953
Steven Derounian Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted to 3rd district
James R. Grover, Jr. Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1975
Thomas J. Downey Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Rick Lazio Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Steve Israel Democratic January 3, 2001 – present Dix Hills Incumbent

Recent election results

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, 1996: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rick Lazio 112,135 64.2
Democratic Kenneth J. Herman 57,953 33.2
Right to Life Alice Cort Ross 4,506 2.6
Majority 54,182 31.0
Turnout 174,594 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rick Lazio 85,089 66.2 +2.0
Democratic John C. Bace 37,949 29.5 -3.7
Right to Life Dennis K. Quinn 3,646 2.8 +0.2
Independence Kenneth J. Herman 1,754 1.4 +1.4
Majority 47,140 36.7 +5.7
Turnout 128,438 100 -26.4
US House election, 2000: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Israel 90,438 47.9 +18.4
Republican Joan B. Johnson 65,880 34.9 -31.3
Right to Life Robert T. Walsh 11,224 6.0 +3.2
Conservative Richard N. Thompson 10,824 5.7 +5.7
Independence David A. Bishop 10,266 5.4 +4.0
Majority 24,558 13.0 -23.7
Turnout 188,632 100 +46.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Israel 85,451 58.5 +10.6
Republican Joseph P. Finley 59,117 40.5 +5.6
Green John Keenan 1,558 1.1 +1.1
Majority 26,334 18.0 +5.0
Turnout 146,126 100 -22.5
US House election, 2004: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Israel 161,593 66.6 +8.1
Republican Richard Hoffmann 80,950 33.4 -7.1
Majority 80,643 33.2 +15.2
Turnout 242,543 100 +66.0
US House election, 2006: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Israel 105,276 70.4 +3.8
Republican John W. Bugler 44,212 29.6 -3.8
Majority 61,604 40.8 +7.6
Turnout 149,488 100 -38.4
US House election, 2008: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Israel 161,279 66.9 -3.5
Republican Frank J. Stalzer 79,641 33.1 +3.5
Majority 81,638 33.9 -6.9
Turnout 240,920 100 +62.0

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