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New York's 27th congressional district

 

New York's 27th congressional district

New York's 27th congressional district
New York 's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New York 's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Chris Collins (RClarence)
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The 27th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Western New York. It includes all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario counties. The district contains most of the eastern and southern suburbs of Buffalo, most of the southern suburbs of Rochester, as well rural areas to the east. Chris Collins has represented the district since 2013.

Contents

  • Voting 1
  • Components: past and present 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • Election results 4
  • Historical district boundaries 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Voting

Components: past and present

2013-present:

All of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston
Parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario

2003-2013:

All of Chautauqua
Part of Erie

1993-2003:

All of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming
Parts of Cayuga, Erie, Monroe, Seneca

1983-1993:

All of Onondaga
Parts of Madison

1973-1983:

All of Broome, Sullivan, Tioga
Parts of Chemung, Delaware, Tompkins, Ulster

1971-1973:

All of Orange, Putnam
Parts of Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan

1963-1971:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1945-1963:

All of Putnam
Parts of Westchester

1913-1945:

All of Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1823
Moses Hayden D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Daniel D. Barnard Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Timothy Childs Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Frederick Whittlesey Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to 28th district
Edward Howell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Joshua Lee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
John T. Andrews Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Meredith Mallory Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
William M. Oliver Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Byram Green Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
John De Mott Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
John M. Holley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 8, 1848
Died
Vacant March 8, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
Esbon Blackmar Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
William A. Sackett Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
John J. Taylor Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
John Mason Parker Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Alfred Wells Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Alexander S. Diven Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Robert B. Van Valkenburgh Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from 28th district
Hamilton Ward Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
Horace B. Smith Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 28th district
Thomas C. Platt Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to 28th district
Elbridge G. Lapham Republican March 4, 1875 –
July 29, 1881
Resigned after being elected to US Senate
Vacant July 30, 1881 –
November 7, 1881
James W. Wadsworth Republican November 8, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from 26th district
Newton W. Nutting Republican March 4, 1887 –
October 15, 1889
Died
Vacant October 16, 1889 –
December 2, 1889
Sereno E. Payne Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 28th district
James J. Belden Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 25th district
Theodore L. Poole Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
James J. Belden Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
Michael E. Driscoll Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 29th district
James S. Sherman Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from 25th district
Charles S. Millington Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
Charles A. Talcott Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 33rd district
George McClellan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Charles B. Ward Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
Harcourt J. Pratt Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
Philip A. Goodwin Republican March 4, 1933 –
June 6, 1937
Died
Vacant June 7, 1937 –
November 1, 1937
Lewis K. Rockefeller Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Jay LeFevre Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 30th district
Ralph W. Gwinn Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
Robert R. Barry Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 25th district
Katharine St. George Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from 28th district
John G. Dow Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
Martin B. McKneally Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
John G. Dow Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Howard W. Robison Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from 33rd district
Matthew F. McHugh Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 28th district
George C. Wortley Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Redistricted from 32nd district
James T. Walsh Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to 25th district
L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Redistricted from 31st district
Thomas M. Reynolds Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to 26th district
Jack Quinn Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Redistricted from 30th district
Brian Higgins Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 26th district
Chris Collins Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present

The precursor to the district was the central Erie county seat numbered the 30th District in the 1990s. In the 1980s this area was in the 33rd District. In the 1970s it was numbered the 37th District, although certain suburban areas were in the 38th District (later the 31st). None of these districts included the Jamestown area, which had always been in the southern tier district (now the 29th district) in prior maps.

The 27th District covered the area now in the 26th District in the 1990s and the Syracuse area (now the 25th District) in the 1980s. It was the Southern Tier seat now numbered the 22nd in the 1970s. In the 1960s this district was in the lower Hudson Valley covering the area now in the 19th 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, 2010: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 119,085 60.9 -13.5
Republican Leonard A. Roberto 76,320 39.1 +16.5
Majority 42,765 21.9 29.9
Turnout 195,405 100 -21.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 185,713 74.4 -4.9
Republican Daniel J. Humiston 56,354 22.6 +1.9
Conservative Harold W. Schroeder 7,478 3 +3
Majority 129,359 51.8 -6.7
Turnout 249,545 100 +41.3
US House election, 2006: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 140,027 79.3 +28.6
Republican Michael J. McHale 36,614 20.7 -28.6
Majority 103,413 58.5 +57.2
Turnout 176,641 100 -37.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Higgins 143,332 50.7 +23.2
Republican Nancy A. Naples 139,558 49.3 -19.8
Majority 3,774 1.3 -40.3
Turnout 282,890 100 +62.7
US House election, 2002: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jack Quinn 120,117 69.1 -0.2
Democratic Peter Crotty 47,811 27.5 -3.2
Right to Life Thomas Casey 3,586 2.1 +2.1
Green Albert N. LaBruna 2,405 1.4 +1.4
Majority 72,306 41.6 +3.0
Turnout 173,919 100 -23.6
US House election, 2000: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 157,694 69.3 +12.0
Democratic Thomas W. Pecoraro 69,870 30.7 -12.0
Majority 87,824 38.6 +24.0
Turnout 227,564 100 +27.8
US House election, 1998: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 102,042 57.3 -2.6
Democratic Bill Cook 75,978 42.7 +2.6
Majority 26,064 14.6 -5.2
Turnout 178,020 100 -25.2
US House election, 1996: New York District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Paxon 142,568 59.9
Democratic Thomas M. Fricano 95,503 40.1
Majority 47,065 19.8
Turnout 238,071 100

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • 2004 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 2002 House election data "
  • 2000 House election data "
  • 1998 House election data "
  • 1996 House election data "
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