United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2016
New York
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All 27 New York seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 18 9

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New York will be held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of New York, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries will take place on June 28.

District 1

The 1st district is located in eastern Long Island and includes most of central and eastern Suffolk County. The incumbent is Republican Lee Zeldin, who has represented the district since 2015. He was elected in 2014 with 53% of the vote, defeating Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop. The district has a PVI of R+2.

Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman David Calone and Southampton town supervisor Anna Throne-Holst are running for the Democratic nomination.[1][2] Other potential Democratic candidates include former Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.[3]

District 2

The 2nd district is based along the South Shore of Long Island and includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. The incumbent is Republican Peter T. King, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 3rd district from 1993 to 2013. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+1.

DuWayne Gregory, who is the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, is running for the Democratic nomination.[4]

Marty Tankleff, who spent 17 years in prison for the murder of his parents before being ruled innocent and released in 2007, is considering running as a Democrat or Independent.[5]

District 3

The 3rd district is based along the north shore of Long Island and includes portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its incumbent, Democrat Steve Israel, has represented northern Long Island since 2000 (as the 2nd district from 2000 to 2012 and the 3rd district since then) and announced he would not seek re-election on January 5, 2016.[6]

District 11

The 11th district is located entirely in New York City and includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. The incumbent is Republican Dan Donovan, who took office in 2015 after the resignation of Republican Michael Grimm. Donovan took office after winning a 2015 special election over Democrat Vincent J. Gentile. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI) of R+2.

District 12

The 12th district is located entirely in New York City and includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint and western Queens. The incumbent is Democrat Carolyn Maloney, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 14th district from 1993 to 2013. She was re-elected in 2014 with 84% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+27.

Historian, professor and communications director for Mike Gravel's 2008 presidential campaign David Eisenbach has formed an exploratory committee for a potential primary challenge of Maloney.[7]

District 13

The 13th district is located entirely in New York City and includes Upper Manhattan and a small portion of the western Bronx. The incumbent is Democrat Charles Rangel, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 15th district from 1993 to 2013, the 16th district from 1983 to 1993, the 19th district from 1973 to 1983 and the 18th district from 1971 to 1973. He was re-elected in 2014 with 87% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+42.

Rangel said during the 2014 election and confirmed after his victory that he would not run for a 24th term in 2016.[8][9]

Rangel had faced strong primary challenges in previous elections and has said that he will be "involved" in picking his successor. Former State Assemblyman, former City Councilman and candidate for the seat in 1996 and 2010 Adam Clayton Powell IV, the son of former U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr., whom Rangel unseated in the primary in 1970, is running.[10] State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright is exploring running, but has yet to declare that he will run.[11] Several other potential candidates could run, including Adriano Espaillat, a member of the New York Senate who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014. Other potential Democratic candidates include State Senator Bill Perkins, former Governor of New York David Paterson, pastor and 2014 candidate Michael Walrond, City Councilwoman Inez Dickens and former Democratic National Committee Political Director and 2012 candidate Clyde Williams.[12]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared
Potential
Declined

District 15

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx in New York City and is one of the smallest districts by area in the entire country. The incumbent is Democrat José E. Serrano, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 16th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 18th district from 1990 to 1993. He was re-elected with 90% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+43.

As of March 2015, the former Bronx Borough President and former Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrión, Jr., who was the Independence Party nominee for Mayor of New York City in 2013, is considering challenging Serrano from the right in the Democratic primary.[22][23]

District 18

The 18th district is located entirely within the Hudson Valley, covering all of Orange County and Putnam County, as well as parts of southern Dutchess County and northeastern Westchester County. The incumbent is Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. He was elected to the house in 2012 by a slim margin, defeating former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth, and defeated her again in 2014 in a rematch by a slim margin. The district has an even PVI. Maloney is running for re-election.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
  • Ken Del Vecchio, filmmaker[26]
  • Phil Oliva Jr., senior advisor to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino[27]
Withdrew
  • Sakima Brown, former Poughkeepsie school board member, Iraq War veteran, and nominee for State Assembly in 2014[28]
  • Dan Castricone, former Orange County legislator and 2014 State Assembly candidate[29]
  • John Lange, former state legislative aide[27]
  • Frank Spaminato[30]
Endorsements

District 19

The 19th district is located in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills regions and includes all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery and Rensselaer counties. The incumbent is Republican Chris Gibson, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 20th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2014 with 63% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+1.

Gibson, a supporter of term limits, had pledged to limit himself to four terms in office but is retiring at the end of his third.[34]

Possible Republican candidates include State Senator James L. Seward, State Assemblymen Pete Lopez and Steven McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro[35] and former Cobleskill Town Councilman Ryan McAllister.

On the Democratic side, possible candidates include Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, investor and 2014 nominee Sean Eldridge, prosecutor and 2012 nominee Julian Schreibman, Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, former state senator Terry Gipson, and Albany Assemblywoman Pat Fahy.[35][36]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
  • John Faso, former New York Assemblyman and nominee for Governor in 2006[37]
  • Andrew Heaney, heating oil executive[38]
Withdrawn
Potential
Declined

Endorsements

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared
Potential
Declined

Endorsements

District 21

The 21st district, the state's largest and most rural, includes most of the North Country, as well as the northern suburbs of Syracuse and borders Vermont to the east. The incumbent is Republican Elise Stefanik, who has represented the district since 2015. She was elected in 2014 with 53% of the vote and the district has an even PVI.

Retired Army Colonel Mike Derrick is running for the Democratic nomination.[50] 2014 nominee Aaron Woolf considered running again in 2016, but decided against running.[51]

2014 Green Party nominee Matt Funiciello started his own radio show in April 2015, but has said that he still plans to run again in 2016.[52]

District 23

The 23rd district includes all of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties, along with parts of Ontario and Tioga counties. The incumbent is Republican Tom Reed, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 29th district from 2009 to 2013. He was re-elected in 2014 with 60% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+3.

Tea Party activist Gary Perry is challenging Reed in the Republican primary.[53] Reed's Democratic opponent is John Plumb.

District 24

The 24th district includes all of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties, and the western part of Oswego County. The incumbent is Republican John Katko, who has represented the district since 2015. He was elected in 2014 with 59% of the vote, defeating Democratic incumbent Dan Maffei. The district has a PVI of D+5.

In the Democratic side, Colleen Deacon, who worked as the regional director of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Syracuse office, is running.[54] Maffei, who represented the district from 2009 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2015, has ruled out running for the seat for a sixth time.[55] Stephanie Miner, mayor of Syracuse, and Matt Driscoll, former mayor of Syracuse are potential challengers.

District 25

The 25th district located entirely within Monroe County, centered on the city of Rochester. The incumbent is Democrat Louise Slaughter, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 28th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 30th district from 1987 to 1993. She was re-elected in 2014 with 49% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+7. Due to Slaughter's age, recent health problems, and the death of her husband, there has been speculation that she might retire. She has not ruled out running again.[56]

Republican Mark Assini, the Town Supervisor of Gates, Conservative nominee for the seat in 2004 and Republican and Conservative nominee for the seat in 2014 is running again.[57]

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