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New York's 15th congressional district
New York District 15 109th US Congress.png
Current Representative Charles Rangel (D)
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $27,934
Ethnicity 28.2% White, 34.6% Black, 2.9% Asian, 47.6% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 5.2% other
Cook PVI D+41

New York's 15th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. It is composed of Upper Manhattan, Rikers Island and a largely non-residential section of northwestern Queens on the shore of the East River mostly occupied by a Consolidated Edison facility and a NYPA power plant. The district includes the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights and portions of the Upper West Side. The Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Grant's Tomb are located within this district. It is the smallest congressional district by area in the United States, comprising just 10.29 square miles (26.65 square kilometers) of land.[1]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Charles B. Rangel. Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+43 in 2004, the 15th Congressional District was tied with neighboring 16th Congressional District (most of the Bronx) in being the two most Democratic districts in the nation.[2] John Kerry won 90% of the vote in the 15th Congressional District that year.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 93 - 6%
2004 President Kerry 90 - 9%
2000 President Gore 87 - 7%

Components: Past and Present

1993-present:

Parts of Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx

1983-1993:

Parts of Manhattan

1963-1983:

Parts of Brooklyn

1953-1963:

All of Staten Island
Parts of Brooklyn

1945-1953:

Parts of Brooklyn

1913-1945:

Parts of Manhattan

1833-1843:

Montgomery

Representatives

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1803 - 1813: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created 1803
Gaylord Griswold Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Nathan Williams Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
William Kirkpatrick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
Peter Buell Porter Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813

1813 - 1823: Two seats

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the 15th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
vacant March 4, 1813 – May 26, 1813
John M. Bowers Federalist May 26, 1813 – December 20, 1813 seated after rep-elect William Dowse died before installation
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-Republican December 20, 1813 – March 3, 1815 successfully contested election of John M. Bowers
James Birdsall Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
John R. Drake Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Samuel Campbell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Joel Thompson Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Jabez D. Hammond Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Robert Monell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
James Hawkes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823

1823 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Herkimer Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833
Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
John Sanford Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Lemuel Stetson Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Edward Dodd Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
James B. McKean Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
John Augustus Griswold Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Joseph M. Warren Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Eli Perry Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 14th district
John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Stephen L. Mayham Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
William Lounsbery Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Thomas Cornell Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Lewis Beach Democratic March 4, 1885 – August 10, 1886 redistricted from 14th district, died
vacant August 10, 1886 – December 6, 1886
Henry Bacon Democratic December 6, 1886 – March 3, 1889
Moses D. Stivers Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Henry Bacon Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Ashbel P. Fitch Democratic March 4, 1893 – December 26, 1893 redistricted from 13th district, resigned to become New York City Comptroller
vacant December 26, 1893 – January 30, 1894
Isidor Straus Democratic January 30, 1894 – March 3, 1895
Philip B. Low Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Jacob Ruppert, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 16th district
William H. Douglas Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 redistricted from 14th district
J. Van Vechten Olcott Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Thomas G. Patten Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 18th district
Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 2, 1917 redistricted from 12th district, died
vacant March 2, 1917 – April 12, 1917
Thomas F. Smith Democratic April 12, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Peter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 redistricted from 16th district
Thomas J. Ryan Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
John J. Boylan Democratic March 4, 1923 – October 5, 1938 died
vacant October 5, 1938 – January 3, 1939
Michael J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
Thomas F. Burchill Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 10th district, redistricted to 11th district
John H. Ray Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Hugh L. Carey Democratic January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1974 redistricted from 12th district, resigned after being elected Governor of New York
vacant January 1, 1975 – January 2, 1975
Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
S. William Green Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 18th district
Charles B. Rangel Democratic January 3, 1993 – present redistricted from 16th district

The 15th District was a Brooklyn based seat until 1982, when it was realigned to cover the East Side Manhattan seat. Following the 1992 reamp it became the upper Manhattan seat previously designated the 19th District and the 18th 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 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 103,916 94.0 +2.9
Republican Edward Daniels 6,592 6.0 -1.0
Majority 97,324 88.1 +3.9
Turnout 110,508 100 -37.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 161,351 91.1 +2.6
Republican Kenneth P. Jefferson, Jr. 12,355 7.0 -4.5
Independence Jessie A. Fields 3,345 1.9 +1.9
Majority 148,996 84.2 +7.3
Turnout 177,051 100 +85.6
US House election, 2002: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 84,367 88.5 -3.4
Republican Jesse A. Fields 11,008 11.5 +6.3
Majority 73,359 76.9 -9.8
Turnout 95,375 100 -32.7
US House election, 2000: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 130,161 91.9 -1.2
Republican Jose Agustin Suero 7,346 5.2 -0.6
Green Dean Loren 2,134 1.5 +1.5
Independence Jesse A. Fields 1,051 0.7 +0.7
Conservative Frank Della Valle 492 0.3 -0.8
Libertarian Scott A. Jeffery 480 0.3 +0.3
Majority 122,815 86.7 -0.6
Turnout 141,664 100 +45.8
US House election, 1998: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 90,424 93.1 +1.8
Republican David E. Cunningham 5,633 5.8 +1.0
Conservative Patrick McManus 1,082 1.1 -2.0
Majority 84,791 87.3 +0.8
Turnout 97,139 100 -22.1
US House election, 1996: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 113,898 91.3
Republican Edward R. Adams 5,951 4.8
Conservative Ruben Dario Vargas 3,896 3.1
Right to Life Jose Suero 989 0.8
Majority 107,947 86.5
Turnout 124,734 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 15[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph M. Warren 17,793 59.9
Republican J. Thomas Davis 11,659 39.3
Temperance Alvin C. Rose 235 0.8
Majority 6,134 20.6
Turnout 29,687 100
Special US House election, 1813: New York District 15[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Isaac Williams, Jr. 4,563 51.1
Federalist John M. Bowers 4,358 48.9
Majority 205 2.3
Turnout 8,921 100

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