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New York's 4th congressional district
New York District 04 109th US Congress.png
Current Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $66,799
Ethnicity 68.9% White, 19.2% Black, 4.5% Asian, 13.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+6

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

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Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 59 - 38%
2004 President Kerry 55 - 44%
2008 President Obama 58 - 41%

Components: Past and Present

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

Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Hathorn Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1791
Cornelius C. Schoonmaker Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Peter Van Gaasbeck Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
John Hathorn Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1797
Lucas Conrad Elmendorf Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1803
Philip Van Cortlandt Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1809 redistricted from 3rd district
James Emott Federalist March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813
Thomas J. Oakley Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Abraham H. Schenck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
vacant March 4, 1817 – June 6, 1817 death of rep-elect Henry B. Lee, having never served
James Tallmadge, Jr. Democratic-Republican June 6, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Randall S. Street Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
William W. Van Wyck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Joel Frost Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Aaron Ward Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Henry B. Cowles Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Aaron Ward Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Gouverneur Kemble Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Aaron Ward Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
William B. Maclay Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849
Walter Underhill Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
John Henry Hobart Haws Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Michael Walsh Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
John Kelly Democratic March 4, 1855 – December 25, 1858 resigned
vacant December 25, 1858 – January 17, 1859
Thomas J. Barr Independent Democrat January 17, 1859 – March 3, 1861
James Kerrigan Independent Democrat March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Benjamin Wood Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 redistricted from 3rd district
Morgan Jones Democratic March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
John Fox Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Robert B. Roosevelt Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Philip S. Crooke Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Archibald M. Bliss Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Felix Campbell Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 redistricted to 2nd district
Peter P. Mahoney Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
John M. Clancy Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 2nd district
William J. Coombs Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 redistricted from 3rd district
Israel F. Fischer Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Bertram T. Clayton Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Harry A. Hanbury Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 redistricted from 5th district
Charles B. Law Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Frank E. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 3rd district
Harry H. Dale Democratic March 4, 1913 – January 6, 1919 appointed judge of magistrate's court
vacant January 6, 1919 – June 6, 1919
Thomas H. Cullen Democratic June 6, 1919 – March 1, 1944 died
vacant March 1, 1944 – June 6, 1944
John J. Rooney Democratic June 6, 1944 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 12th district
William B. Barry Democratic January 3, 1945 – October 20, 1946 Redistricted from 2nd district
Died
vacant October 21, 1946 – January 2, 1947
Gregory McMahon Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Garden City Lost re-election
L. Gary Clemente Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Lost re-election
Henry J. Latham Republican January 3, 1953 – December 31, 1958 Redistricted from 3rd district
Resigned
vacant January 1, 1959 – January 2, 1959
Seymour Halpern Republican January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted to 6th district
John W. Wydler Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to 5th district
Norman F. Lent Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted from 5th district
Retired
David A. Levy Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Lost renomination
Daniel Frisa Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Lost re-election
Carolyn McCarthy Democratic January 3, 1997 – present Mineola Incumbent

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.

Election results

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 35.9 +0.8
Majority 71,786 28 -0.9
Turnout 256,270

References

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