New York's 10th congressional district: Wikis

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New York's 10th congressional district
New York District 10 109th US Congress.png
Current Representative Ed Towns (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $30,212
Ethnicity 21.0% White, 63.0% Black, 2.7% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 2.0% other
Cook PVI D+38

New York's 10th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in Brooklyn, New York City. It includes the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York and Ocean Hill, as well as parts of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Williamsburg. It is currently represented by Democrat Edolphus Towns.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 91 - 9%
2004 President Kerry 86 - 13%
2000 President Gore 88 - 8%

Components: Past and Present

1983-present:

Parts of Brooklyn

1973-1983:

Parts of Bronx, Queens

1971-1973:

Parts of Brooklyn

1963-1971

Parts of Brooklyn, Queens

1913-1963

Parts of Brooklyn

1875-1913:

Various parts of mid-town and Lower Manhattan.

1873-1875:

Northern Manhattan.

1863-1873:

Westchester and Rockland Counties and The Bronx.

1853-1863:

Sullivan and Orange Counties.

1843-1853:

Delaware and Ulster Counties.

1823-1843:

Albany County

1813-1823:

Rensselaer County

1809-1813:

Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and St. Lawrence Counties.

1803-1809:

Rensselaer County

1799-1803:

All New York west of and including Cayuga, Onondaga, Cortland, and Broome Counties. It also included portions of what is today Chenango and Otsego Counties.

1793-1799:

Western New York with its eastern border being approximately the eastern borders of Jefferson (with St. Lawrence County), Lewis (with St. Lawrence County), Herkimer (its northern border), Hamilton (northern and eastern), Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, and Delaware Counties. With Delaware County its southern border was also one of the district borders.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Home Note
District created 1793
Silas Talbot Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
William Cooper Federalist March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1797
James Cochran Federalist March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1799
William Cooper Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Thomas Morris Federalist March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
George Tibbits Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Josiah Masters Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1809
John Nicholson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Silas Stow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Hosea Moffitt Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
John P. Cushman Federalist March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
John D. Dickinson Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Stephen Van Rensselaer III Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 redistricted from 9th district
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Ambrose Spencer Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Gerrit Y. Lansing Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Albert Gallup Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Daniel D. Barnard Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 redistricted to 13th district
Jeremiah Russell Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Samuel Gordon Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Eliakim Sherrill Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Herman D. Gould Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Marius Schoonmaker Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
William Murray Independent Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 redistricted from 9th district
Ambrose S. Murray Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Charles Van Wyck Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
William Radford Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
William H. Robertson Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Clarkson Nott Potter Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 11th district
Fernando Wood Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 9th district
redistricted to 9th district
Abram Stevens Hewitt Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
James O'Brien Independent Democrat March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Abram Stevens Hewitt Democratic March 4, 1881 – December 30, 1886 resigned on election as Mayor of New York City
vacant December 30, 1886 – March 4, 1887
Francis B. Spinola Democratic March 4, 1887 – April 14, 1891 died
vacant April 14, 1891 – November 3, 1891
William Bourke Cockran Democratic November 3, 1891 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 12th district
Daniel E. Sickles Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
vacant March 4, 1895 – November 5, 1895
Amos J. Cummings Democratic November 5, 1895 – May 2, 1902 redistricted from 11th district
died
vacant May 2, 1902 – November 4, 1902
Edward Swann Democratic November 4, 1902 – March 3, 1903
William Sulzer Democratic March 4, 1903 – December 31, 1912 redistricted from 11th district
resigned on election as Governor of New York
vacant January 1, 1913 – March 4, 1913
Herman A. Metz Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Reuben L. Haskell Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Lester D. Volk Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Emanuel Celler Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 15th district
Andrew L. Somers Democratic January 3, 1945 – April 6, 1949 redistricted from 6th district,
died
vacant April 7, 1949 – November 7, 1949
Edna F. Kelly Democratic November 8, 1949 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 12th district
Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 redistricted from 11th district
Mario Biaggi Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 redistricted from 24th district, redistricted to 19th district
Charles E. Schumer Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 16th district, redistricted to 9th district
Edolphus Towns Democratic January 3, 1993 – present redistricted from 11th district
incumbent

The 10th District was a Brooklyn-based seat prior to 1972, when that district became the 16th and the 10th District was reassigned to a district in northern Queens and the east Bronx. The 1980 redistricting restored the 10th District to Brooklyn (covering the same terrain). In the 1990 remap, much of the old 10th District was added to the new Queens-Brooklyn 9th District. The new 10th then absorbed much of the old 11th District, including its congressman.

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 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 72,171 92.2 +0.7
Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 4,666 6.0 -1.5
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,470 1.9 +0.9
Majority 67,505 86.2 +2.2
Turnout 78,307 100 -47.4
US House election, 2004: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 136,113 91.5 -6.3
Republican Harvey R. Clarke 11,099 7.5 +7.5
Conservative Mariana Blume 1,554 1.0 -1.2
Majority 125,014 84.0 -11.7
Turnout 148,766 100 +97.0
US House election, 2002: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 73,859 97.8 +7.6
Conservative Herbert F. Rayn 1,639 2.2 +1.6
Majority 72,220 95.7 +10.7
Turnout 75,498 100 -43.6
US House election, 2000: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 120,700 90.2 -2.1
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 6,852 5.1 -1.1
Working Families Barry Ford 5,530 4.1 +4.1
Conservative Ernest Johnson 802 0.6 -0.9
Majority 113,848 85.0 -1.1
Turnout 133,884 100 +47.9
US House election, 1998: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 83,528 92.3 +1.0
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 5,577 6.2 -1.7
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,396 1.5 +1.5
Majority 77,951 86.1 +2.7
Turnout 90,501 100 -17.3
US House election, 1996: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edolphus Towns 99,889 91.3
Republican Amelia Smith-Parker 8,660 7.9
Right to Life Julian M. Hill, Jr. 893 0.8
Majority 91,229 83.4
Turnout 109,442 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 10[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Clarkson Nott Potter 14,249 57.1
Republican James Westervelt 10,685 42.9
Majority 3,564 14.2
Turnout 24,934 100

Notes

References

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