New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 16th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Eliot Engel Democratic Party
Eliot Engel.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 16th Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Eliot Engel (D), who was first elected in 1988.

New York's 16th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes parts of New York City.[8]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Key votes

National security

HR 644

See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange

Neutral/Abstain On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.[10][11] The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage.[11] Engel did not vote on the resolution.[10][11]

Campaign contributions

Eliot Engel

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Engel’s reports.[12]

Eliot Engel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$51,286.29$95,100.00$(64,509.94)$81,876.35
July Quarterly[14]October 17, 2013$81,876.35$224,360.00$(108,645.60)$197,590.75
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$197,590.75$84,900.00$(93,034.90)$189,455.85
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$189,455$183,110$(75,956)$244,609
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$244,609.29$184,195.00$(92,435.86)$336,368.43
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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On November 6, 2012, Eliot Engel (D) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 16th District due to redistricting in 2011. He defeated Joseph McLaughlin in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel Incumbent 66.4% 179,561
     Republican Joseph McLaughlin 20% 53,935
     Green Joseph Diaferia 1.1% 2,974
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 12.5% 33,850
Total Votes 270,320
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Jose E. Serrano won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Della Valle (R) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, New York District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose E. Serrano incumbent 86.4% 61,642
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 9.7% 6,949
     Republican Frank Della Valle 3.9% 2,758
Total Votes 71,349

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 14, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Hill, "House votes to condemn administration over Taliban prisoner swap," September 9, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 485," accessed September 10, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013