New York's 10th congressional district

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New York's 10th congressional district
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New York's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Jerrold Nadler
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Median income$93,629[1]
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New York's 10th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives, formerly located from 2003 to 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City, currently represented by Democrat Jerrold Nadler. The district contains the southern portion of Morningside Heights, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the west side of Midtown Manhattan, the west side of Lower Manhattan, including Greenwich Village and the Financial District, and parts of Brooklyn, most notably Borough Park.

With a size of 14.25 mi², the district is currently the second-smallest congressional district in the country.[3] Demographically, it includes neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn that are heavily Jewish.

From 2003-2013, the district was located entirely within Brooklyn, and was majority African-American. It included 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.

Redistricting[edit]

The 10th District was a Brooklyn-based seat prior to 1972, when that district became the 16th, and the 10th District was re-assigned 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.

Following the 2012 redistricting cycle, the district shed most of its Brooklyn territory, and picked up parts of Manhattan that had been in the 8th district.

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 83 - 13%
1996 President Clinton 90 - 6%
2000 President Gore 88 - 8%
2004 President Kerry 86 - 13%
2008 President Obama 76 - 23%
2012 President Obama 73.6 - 25.1%
2016 President Clinton 78.3 - 18.8%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1793
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Silas Talbot
Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 5, 1794
Elected in 1793.
Resigned to join the U.S. Navy.
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.
Vacant June 5, 1794 –
March 3, 1795
No special election called by Gov. Clinton for political reasons.
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William Cooper
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Elected in 1794.
Lost re-election.
James Cochran Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Elected in 1796.
Retired.
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William Cooper
Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Elected in 1798.
Retired.
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.
Thomas Morris Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1800.
Retired.
George Tibbits Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1802.
Retired.
Rensselaer County
Josiah Masters Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Nicholson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1808.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and St. Lawrence Counties.
Silas Stow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hosea Moffitt Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rensselaer County
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John P. Cushman
Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Re-elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John D. Dickinson
Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Stephen Van Rensselaer
Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 9th district Albany County
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
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Ambrose Spencer
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Gerrit Y. Lansing
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Albert Gallup Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel D. Barnard
Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district
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Jeremiah Russell
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.] Delaware and Ulster Counties.
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Samuel Gordon
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Eliakim Sherrill
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Herman D. Gould Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Marius Schoonmaker
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Murray
Independent
Democratic
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 9th district Sullivan and Orange Counties.
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Ambrose S. Murray
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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Charles Van Wyck
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Radford
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.] Westchester and Rockland Counties and The Bronx.
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William H. Robertson
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clarkson Nott Potter
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district
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Fernando Wood
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 9th district
Redistricted to the 9th district
Northern Manhattan.
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Abram Stevens Hewitt
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.] Various parts of mid-town and Lower Manhattan.
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James O'Brien
Independent
Democratic
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Abram Stevens Hewitt
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
December 30, 1886
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned on election as Mayor of New York City
Vacant December 30, 1886 –
March 3, 1887
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Francis B. Spinola
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
April 14, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 14, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
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William Bourke Cockran
Democratic November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district
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Daniel E. Sickles
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1895 –
November 5, 1895
Representative-elect Andrew J. Campbell died before term began
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Amos J. Cummings
Democratic November 5, 1895 –
May 2, 1902
Elected to finish Campbells' term
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Died.
Vacant May 2, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
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Edward Swann
Democratic November 4, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Sulzer
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 31, 1912
Redistricted from the 11th district
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Vacant January 1, 1913 –
March 3, 1913
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Herman A. Metz
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.] Parts of Brooklyn
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Reuben L. Haskell
Republican March 4, 1915 –
December 31, 1919
Re-elected in 1916

Re-elected in 1918
Resigned.

Vacant December 31, 1919 –
November 2, 1920
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Lester D. Volk
Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1923
Elected to finish Haskell's term

Lost re-election in 1922

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Emanuel Celler
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district
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Andrew L. Somers
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
April 6, 1949
Redistricted from the 6th district
Died.
Vacant April 7, 1949 –
November 7, 1949
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Edna F. Kelly
Democratic November 8, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
Elected to finish Somers's term
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 12th district and won re-election.
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Emanuel Celler
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost renomination.
Parts of Brooklyn, Queens
January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Parts of Brooklyn
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Mario Biaggi
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted from the 24th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 19th district and won re-election.
Parts of Bronx, Queens
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Chuck Schumer
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 9th district and won re-election.
Parts of Brooklyn
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Ed Towns
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired.
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Jerrold Nadler
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018
Parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn

Recent election results[edit]

In New York State, 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").

U.S. House election, 1870:
New York's 10th congressional district[4]
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

[Data unknown/missing.]

U.S. House election, 1996:
New York's 10th congressional district
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
U.S. House election, 1998:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 83,528 92.3 Increase 1.0
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 5,577 6.2 Decrease 1.7
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,396 1.5 Increase 1.5
Majority 77,951 86.1 Increase 2.7
Turnout 90,501 100 Decrease 17.3
U.S. House election, 2000:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 120,700 90.2 Decrease 2.1
Republican Ernestine M. Brown 6,852 5.1 Decrease 1.1
Working Families Barry Ford 5,530 4.1 Increase 4.1
Conservative Ernest Johnson 802 0.6 Decrease 0.9
Majority 113,848 85.0 Decrease 1.1
Turnout 133,884 100 Increase 47.9
U.S. House election, 2002:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 73,859 97.8 Increase 7.6
Conservative Herbert F. Rayn 1,639 2.2 Increase 1.6
Majority 72,220 95.7 Increase 10.7
Turnout 75,498 100 Decrease 43.6
U.S. House election, 2004:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 136,113 91.5 Decrease 6.3
Republican Harvey R. Clarke 11,099 7.5 Increase 7.5
Conservative Mariana Blume 1,554 1.0 Decrease 1.2
Majority 125,014 84.0 Decrease 11.7
Turnout 148,766 100 Increase 97.0
U.S. House election, 2006:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 72,171 92.2 Increase 0.7
Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 4,666 6.0 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,470 1.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 67,505 86.2 Increase 2.2
Turnout 78,307 100 Decrease 47.4
U.S. House election, 2008:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edolphus Towns 72,171 92.2 Increase 0.7
Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 4,666 6.0 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Ernest Johnson 1,470 1.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 67,505 86.2 Increase 2.2
Turnout 78,307 100 Decrease 47.4
U.S. House election, 2014:
New York's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 89,080 87.6 n/a
Conservative Ross Brady 12,042 11.8 n/a
Flourish Every Person Michael Dilger 554 0.6 n/a
Majority 89,080 75.8 n/a
Turnout 113,226 20.1 n/a
Democratic Primary, 2016: New York District 10[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 25,527 89.6 n/a
Democratic Oliver Rosenberg 2,949 10.4 n/a
Majority 22,578 79.3 n/a
Turnout 28,476 5.1 n/a
U.S. House election, 2016:
New York's 10th congressional district[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 170,286 77.5 n/a
Republican Philip Rosenthal 49,530 22.5 n/a
Majority 120,756 55 n/a
Turnout 219,816 39.4 n/a

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′07″N 74°00′26″W / 40.70194°N 74.00722°W / 40.70194; -74.00722