New York's 5th congressional district

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New York's 5th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
New York's 5th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Gregory Meeks
DQueens
Median income$70,481[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+37[2]

The 5th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives, represented by Democrat Gregory Meeks. Most of the district is in Queens, but a small portion is located in Nassau County. A plurality of the district's population is African-American.

The district includes the entire Rockaway Peninsula as well as the Queens neighborhoods of Broad Channel, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. In Nassau County, the district covers Inwood and parts of Valley Stream and Elmont.

From 2003–13, the district consisted of northeastern Queens County and northwestern Nassau County. The Queens portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, and Whitestone. The Nassau portion of the district included Albertson, Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point.

Voting[edit]

Components: past and present[edit]

1789–1913:

Parts of Manhattan

1913–45:

Parts of Brooklyn

1945–63:

Parts of Queens

1963–93:

Parts of Nassau

1993–2003:

Parts of Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

2003–present:

Parts of Nassau, Queens

Various New York districts have been numbered "5" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Prior to 1992 the 5th District was centered on the south shore of Nassau County including towns mostly now in the 3rd and 4th District. The Queens portions of the 5th had been previously primarily in the 8th District of the 1980s. In general, the present 5th District greatly mirrors the 6th District from 1972 to 1982. The 1990s version of this district included northeast Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties; these areas were placed in the 2nd and 3rd District in 2002 and the 5th District gained areas in Queens formerly in the 18th District.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Peter Silvester (1734-1808).jpg
Peter Silvester
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Retired.
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Theodorus Bailey
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Lost re-election.
Democratic-Republican Party March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
David Brooks Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
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Theodorus Bailey
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Elected in 1798.
Retired.
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Thomas Tillotson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
August 10, 1801
Elected in 1800.
Resigned to become N.Y. Secretary of State.
Vacant August 10, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
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Theodorus Bailey
Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected to finish Tillotson's term.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Andrew McCord Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1802.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Blake Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Thomas B. Cooke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas P. Grosvenor Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Philip J. Schuyler
Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected in 1816.
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Strong Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
Walter Patterson Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Van Wyck Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Bartow White Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas J. Oakley
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 9, 1828
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned upon appointment as judge of the Superior Court of New York City
Vacant May 9, 1828 –
December 1, 1828
Thomas Taber II Jacksonian December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Elected to finish Oakley's term
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edmund H. Pendleton
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham Bockee Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Obadiah Titus Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Johnston Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Richard D. Davis Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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Moses G. Leonard
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas M. Woodruff American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick A. Tallmadge
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George Briggs
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William M. Tweed
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas R. Whitney American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William B. Maclay
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Wall
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Fernando Wood - Brady-Handy.jpg
Fernando Wood
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Nelson Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Morrissey
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William R. Roberts
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edwin R. Meade
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Benjamin Wood
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Nicholas Muller - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
Archibald M. Bliss.jpg
Archibald M. Bliss
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Magner.jpg
Thomas F. Magner
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
John Hugh Graham.jpg
John H. Graham
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles G. Bennett.jpg
Charles G. Bennett
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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Edward M. Bassett
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
George W. Waldo.jpg
George E. Waldo
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Richard Young
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Cox Redfield
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
James P Maher.jpg
James P. Maher
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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John B. Johnston
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ardolph L. Kline
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Loring M. Black Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Marcellus H. Evans
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
James J. Heffernan.jpg
James J. Heffernan
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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James A. Roe
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Tripp Ross.jpg
Robert T. Ross
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
T. Vincent Quinn.jpg
T. Vincent Quinn
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 30, 1951
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 31, 1951 –
February 18, 1952
Robert Tripp Ross.jpg
Robert T. Ross
Republican February 19, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert H. Bosch
Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1960
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 1, 1961 –
January 2, 1961
Joseph P. Addabbo.jpg
Joseph P. Addabbo
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
Frank Becker.jpg
Frank J. Becker
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Herbert Tenzer.jpg
Herbert Tenzer
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing.]
Allard K. Lowenstein.jpg
Allard K. Lowenstein
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
Norman F. Lent.jpg
Norman F. Lent
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
John W. Wydler.jpg
John W. Wydler
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from the 4th district.
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Raymond J. McGrath
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Gary Ackerman
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 7th district.
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Gregory Meeks
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from the 6th district.

Election results[edit]

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties normally 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, 2010: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 72,239 63.1 −7.9
Republican James Milano 41,493 36.2 +9.1
Tax Revolt Party Elizabeth Berney 798 0.7 +0.7
Majority 30,746 26.8 −17.1
Turnout 114,530 100 −27.9
US House election, 2008: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 112,724 71.0 −29.0
Republican Elizabeth Berney 43,039 27.1 +27.1
Conservative Jun Policarpio 3,010 1.9 +1.9
Majority 69,685 43.9 −56.1
Turnout 158,773 100 +105.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 77,190 100 +28.7
Majority 77,190 100 +56.6
Turnout 77,190 100 −54.0
US House election, 2004: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 119,726 71.3 −21.0
Republican Stephen Graves 46,867 27.9 +27.9
Independent Gonzalo Policarpio 1,248 0.7 +0.7
Majority 72,859 43.4 −41.2
Turnout 167,841 100 +125.3
US House election, 2002: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 68,773 92.3 +24.3
Conservative Perry S. Reich 5,718 7.7 +7.7
Majority 63,055 84.6 +46.8
Turnout 74,491 100 −63.2
US House election, 2000: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 137,684 68.0 +3.0
Republican Edward Elkowitz 61,084 30.1 −3.0
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 3,846 1.9 −0.0
Majority 76,600 37.8 +5.9
Turnout 202,614 100 +35.2
US House election, 1998: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 97,404 65.0 +1.3
Republican David C. Pinzon 49,586 33.1 −1.9
Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 2,872 1.9 +0.6
Majority 47,818 31.9 +3.2
Turnout 149,862 100 −24.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gary Ackerman 125,918 63.7
Republican Grant M. Lally 69,244 35.0
Right to Life Andrew J. Duff 2,623 1.3
Majority 56,674 28.7
Turnout 197,785 100
US House election, 1870: New York District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William R. Roberts 14,566 85.6
Republican James A. Briggs 2,287 13.5
Tammany Republican George W. Gibbons 157 0.9
Majority 12,279 72.1
Turnout 17,010 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]