New York's 12th congressional district

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New York's 12th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
New York 's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Carolyn Maloney
DManhattan
Median income$107,010[1]
Ethnicity
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New York's 12th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. It is now represented by Democrat Carolyn Maloney.

The district includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, and western Queens, as well as Roosevelt Island, mostly overlapping the pre-redistricting 14th district.[3] The 12th district's per capita income, in excess of $75,000, is the highest among all congressional districts in the United States.[4] President Donald Trump's primary private residence, Trump Tower, is located in the district.

From 2003-2013 it included parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. It included the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodside, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village.

Recent election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 80 - 19%
2012 President Obama 76.9 - 21.5%
2016 President Clinton 83.3 -13.5%

Components: past and present[edit]

The 12th District was historically a Brooklyn district. In the 1960s, it was realigned to include majority African American neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant in Central Brooklyn. Up to 1992 it was the central Brooklyn district now held by Yvette Clarke (and formerly by Major Owens), and then remapped to include Hispanic neighborhoods in lower Manhattan and Queens.

1803-1913:

[Data unknown/missing.]

1913-1945:

Parts of Manhattan

1945-1993:

Parts of Brooklyn

1993–present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

Various New York districts have been numbered "12" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the district[edit]

1803–1813: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created 1803
David Thomas (Salem, New York).jpg
David Thomas
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
February 17, 1808[a]
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Resigned to become New York State Treasurer.
Vacant February 17, 1808 –
November 7, 1808
Nathan Wilson Democratic-
Republican
November 7, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Elected to finish Thomas's term.
Retired.
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Erastus Root
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1808.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Arunah Metcalf Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Re-elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]

1813–1823: two seats[edit]

From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the District, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong-ress Years Seat A [Data unknown/missing.] Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Zebulon R. Shipherd Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Elisha I. Winter Federalist Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
14th March 4, 1815 –
December 7, 1815
Vacant Member-elect Benjamin Pond died October 6, 1814. John Savage (Congressman).png
John Savage
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
December 7, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Asa Adgate Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Pond's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
John Palmer Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Ezra C. Gross Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Nathaniel Pitcher Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
17th March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Vacant Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
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Reuben H. Walworth
Democratic-Republican [Data unknown/missing.]

1823 - present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Lewis Eaton Crawford
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Dietz Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John I. De Graff
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Peter I. Borst Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Bouck Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry C. Martindale Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
David Abel Russell Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
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Bernard Blair
Whig March 4, 1841 –
June 20, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
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David L. Seymour
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Richard P. Herrick Whig March 4, 1845 –
June 20, 1846
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 20, 1846 –
December 7, 1846
Thomas C. Ripley Whig December 7, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
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Gideon Reynolds
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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David L. Seymour
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Gilbert Dean
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 3, 1854
Redistricted from 8th district
Resigned to become justice to Supreme Court of New York.
Vacant July 3, 1854 –
November 7, 1854
Isaac Teller Whig November 7, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Killian Miller Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Thompson
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Lewis Beale.jpg
Charles Lewis Beale
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen Baker.jpg
Stephen Baker
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Homer A. Nelson
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John H. Ketcham
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles St. John
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from 11th district.
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N. Holmes Odell
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clarkson Nott Potter
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 3, 1879 –
March 3, 1879
Representative-elect Alexander Smith died November 5, 1878.
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Waldo Hutchins
Democratic March 3, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Elected to finish Smith's term.
Retired.
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Abraham Dowdney
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
December 10, 1886
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 10, 1886 –
March 3, 1887
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William Bourke Cockran
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Roswell P. Flower
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
September 16, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Governor of New York.
Vacant September 16, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
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Joseph J. Little
Democratic November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Bourke Cockran
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 10th district.
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George B. McClellan Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
December 21, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Mayor of New York City.
Vacant December 21, 1903 –
February 23, 1904
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William Bourke Cockran
Democratic February 23, 1904 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Michael F. Conry
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 15th district.
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Henry M. Goldfogle
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from 9th district.
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Meyer London
Socialist March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry M. Goldfogle
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Meyer London
Socialist March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel Dickstein
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 19th district.
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John J. Rooney
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from 4th district
Redistricted to 14th district.
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Francis E. Dorn
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hugh Carey
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 15th district.
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Edna F. Kelly
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
Redistricted from 10th district.
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Shirley Chisholm
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1983
Announced retirement in 1982.
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Major Owens
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 11th district.
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Nydia Velazquez
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 7th district.
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Carolyn Maloney
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from 14th district.

Recent elections[edit]

In New York, 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 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 61,913 84.6
Republican Miguel I. Prado 9,978 13.6
Socialist Workers Eleanor Garcia 1,283 1.8
Majority 51,935 71.0
Turnout 73,174 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 53,269 83.6 -1.0
Republican Rosemary Markgraf 7,405 11.6 -2.0
Conservative Angel Diaz 1,632 2.6 +2.6
Liberal Hector Cortes, Jr. 1,400 2.2 +2.2
Majority 45,864 72.0 +1.0
Turnout 63,706 100 -12.9
US House election, 2000: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 86,288 87.1 +3.5
Republican Rosemary Markgraf 10,052 10.1 -1.5
Socialist Paul Pederson 1,025 1.0 +1.0
Right to Life Mildred Rosario 865 0.9 +0.9
Conservative Cesar Estevez 850 0.9 -1.7
Majority 76,236 76.9 +4.9
Turnout 99,080 100 +55.5
US House election, 2002: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 48,408 95.8 +8.7
Conservative Cesar Estevez 2,119 4.2 +3.3
Majority 46,289 91.6 +14.7
Turnout 50,527 100 -49.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 107,796 86.3 -9.5
Republican Paul A. Rodriguez 17,166 13.7 +13.7
Majority 90,630 72.5 -19.1
Turnout 124,962 100 +147.3
US House election, 2006: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 62,847 89.7 +3.4
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 7,182 10.3 -3.4
Majority 55,665 79.5 +7.0
Turnout 70,029 100 -44.0
US House election, 2008: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 123,053 90.0 +0.3
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 13,748 10.0 -0.3
Majority 109,305 80.0 +0.5
Turnout 136,801 100 +95.3
US House election, 2010: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 68,624 93.9 +3.9
Conservative Alice Gaffney 4,482 6.1 +6.1
Majority 64,142 87.7 +7.7
Turnout 73,106 100 -46.6

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ David Thomas was appointed New York State Treasurer on February 5, 1808, and resigned his seat. His letter of resignation was read in the House on February 17.[5]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Illinois's 1st congressional district
Home district of the President of the United States
January 20, 2017–present
Incumbent