New York's 11th Congressional District
|New York's 11th Congressional District|
|Current incumbent||Daniel Donovan|
|Gender||48.4% Male, 51.6% Female|
|Race||73.3% White, 8.2% Black, 12.8% Asian|
|Median household income||$62,045|
|High school graduation rate||84.7%|
|College graduation rate||30.3%|
It previously included the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
The current incumbent is Daniel Donovan (R). Donovan took the oath of office on May 12, 2015. He was elected in a special election on May 5, 2015, following the resignation of Michael Grimm (R) on January 5, 2015. Grimm resigned after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion.
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|U.S. House, New York District 11 Special General Election, 2015|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections, Unofficial results|
The 11th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Michael Grimm (R) defeated challengers Domenic Recchia (D) and Henry Bardel (G). All three candidates ran unopposed in the primary election on June 24, 2014. Grimm appeared on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party tickets in the general election, while Recchia appeared on the Democratic and Working Families Party tickets. Bardel ran for the Green Party.
New York's 11th was considered a battleground district in 2014. Grimm won re-election in 2012 with a 5 percent margin of victory, but the district went Democratic in the 2012 presidential race, voting for President Barack Obama with a 4.3 percent margin of victory. Grimm's chances for re-election could also have been affected by the negative media attention he received after being indicted for 20 crimes involving his restaurant, Healthalicious, including tax fraud and hiring illegal immigrants.
|U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Michael Grimm Incumbent||53.1%||58,886|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections|
The 11th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 13th District, Michael Grimm won the election in the district.
|U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Michael Grimm Incumbent||48%||103,118|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Yvette D. Clarke incumbent||84.7%||104,297|
|Republican||Hugh C. Carr||7.4%||9,119|
On November 7, 2006, Yvette D. Clarke won election to the United States House. She defeated Stephen Finger (R), Marianna Blume (Conservative) and Ollie M. McClean (Freedom Party) in the general election.
On November 7, 2000, Major R. Owens won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Susan Cleary (R), Cartrell Gore (Conservative) and Una S.T. Clarke (Liberal) in the general election.
- See also: Redistricting in New York
In 2011, the New York State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.
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