New York's 17th Congressional District

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New York's 17th Congressional District
NY District 17 Map.PNG
Current incumbentNita Lowey Democratic Party
Population724,191
Gender49% Male, 51% Female
Race70.3% White, 10.8% Black, 6.1% Asian
Ethnicity20.7% Hispanic
Unemployment8.4%
Median household income$84,664
High school graduation rate87.1%
College graduation rate44%
New York's 17th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and parts of Westchester and Rockland counties.[1]

The district previously encompassed portions of the Bronx, Westchester County and Rockland County.

It included the neighborhoods of Norwood, Riverdale, Wakefield, Williamsbridge and Woodlawn in the Bronx; the city of Mount Vernon and parts of Yonkers in Westchester; and Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River and Suffern in Rockland County.

The current representative of the 17th Congressional District is Nita Lowey (D).

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 17th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Nita Lowey (D) defeated Chris Day (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNita Lowey Incumbent 53.9% 93,001
     Republican Chris Day 42% 72,363
     N/A Blank 4% 6,904
     N/A Void 0% 64
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 115
Total Votes 172,447
Source: New York State Board of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 17th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 18th District, Nita Lowey won election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNita Lowey Incumbent 57.6% 171,417
     Republican Joe Carvin 30.9% 91,899
     Independent Francis Morganthaler 0.9% 2,771
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 31,292
Total Votes 297,379
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anthony Mele (R) and York J. Kleinhandler (Conservative) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel incumbent 68.5% 95,346
     Republican Anthony Mele 21.4% 29,792
     N/A Blank/Scattering 6% 8,327
     Conservative York J. Kleinhandler 4.1% 5,661
Total Votes 139,126

2008
On November 4, 2008, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Goodman (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel incumbent 65.9% 149,676
     Republican Robert Goodman 15.8% 35,994
     N/A Blank/Scattering 18.3% 41,464
Total Votes 227,134

2006
On November 7, 2006, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Faulkner (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel incumbent 67.8% 88,714
     Republican Jim Faulkner 17.3% 22,608
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 14.9% 19,499
Total Votes 130,821

2004
On November 2, 2004, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Matt I. Brennan (R) and Kevin Brawley (Conservative) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel incumbent 60.1% 135,344
     Republican Matt I. Brennan 18% 40,524
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 1.5% 3,482
     Conservative Kevi Brawley 20.3% 45,735
Total Votes 225,085

2002
On November 5, 2002, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated C. Scott Vanderhoef (R), Arthur L. Gallagher (Right to Life) and Elizabeth Shanklin (Green) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel incumbent 55.4% 73,569
     Republican C. Scott Vanderhoef 26.7% 35,389
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 15.6% 20,739
     Right to Life Arthur L. Gallagher 0.9% 1,245
     Green Elizabeth Shanklin 1.3% 1,743
Total Votes 132,685

2000
On November 7, 2000, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Patrick McManus (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel incumbent 69.7% 112,748
     Republican Patrick McManus 7.1% 11,513
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 23.2% 37,475
Total Votes 161,736

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 17th Congressional District of New York after the 2001 redistricting process.
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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