New York's 1st Congressional District

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New York's 1st Congressional District
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Current incumbentTim Bishop Democratic Party
Population720,071
Gender49.6% Male, 50.4% Female
Race87.7% White, 4.6% Black, 3.5% Asian
Ethnicity12.8% Hispanic
Unemployment6.6%
Median household income$83,144
High school graduation rate92.3%
College graduation rate33.6%
New York's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Suffolk county.[1]

It previously included most of Central and Eastern Suffolk County, including most of Smithtown, as well as the entirety of the towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island.

The current representative of the 1st Congressional District is Tim Bishop (D).

Elections

2014

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See also: New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tim Bishop (D) was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R), switching the partisan control of the seat from Democratic to Republican. Bishop ran uncontested in the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party primaries on June 24, 2014. Zeldin defeated George Demos in the Republican primary, and also ran uncontested for the Conservative Party nomination.

New York's 1st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Bishop had been in office for 10 years, but in 2012 he won re-election by a mere 4.6 percent margin of victory. The 2012 presidential elections leaned Democratic as well, but President Barack Obama won the district by only 0.5 percent. Bishop's seat was viewed as vulnerable by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and Bishop was a member of their Frontline Program to protect vulnerable incumbents. Zeldin received help from his party as well, as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) added him to their "On the Radar" list.

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tim Bishop Incumbent 44.2% 73,860
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Zeldin 53.6% 89,564
     N/A Blank 2% 3,421
     N/A Void 0% 53
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 106
Total Votes 167,004
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 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

The 1st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Tim Bishop won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop Incumbent 49.3% 145,198
     Republican Randy Altschuler 44.7% 131,650
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6% 17,730
Total Votes 294,578
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Altschuler (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop 48.7% 98,316
     Republican Randy Altschuler 48.4% 97,723
     Blank/Scattering Blank/Scattering 3% 5,968
Total Votes 202,007

2008
On November 4, 2008, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lee Zeldin (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop incumbent 48.9% 141,727
     Republican Lee Zeldin 34.5% 100,036
     Blank/Scattering Miscellaneous 16.6% 48,042
Total Votes 289,805

2006
On November 7, 2006, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Italo Zanzi (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop incumbent 58.6% 92,546
     Republican Italo Zanzi 34.2% 54,044
     Blank/Scattering Miscellaneous 7.2% 11,425
Total Votes 158,015

2004
On November 2, 2004, Tim Bishop won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Manger (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop incumbent 49% 140,878
     Republican William Manger 38.5% 110,786
     Blank/Scattering Miscellaneous 12.4% 35,757
Total Votes 287,421

2002
On November 5, 2002, Tim Bishop won election to the United States House. He defeated Felix Grucci (R) and Lorna Salzman (G) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop 51.1% 81,325
     Republican Felix Grucci incumbent 40.9% 64,999
     Green Lorna Salzman 1.3% 1,991
     Blank/Scattering Miscellaneous 6.8% 10,739
Total Votes 159,054

2000
On November 7, 2000, Felix J. Grucci, Jr. won election to the United States House. He defeated Regina Seltzer (D), William G. Hoist (G) and Michael P. Forbes (Working Familiies) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFelix J. Grucci, Jr. 44.9% 111,003
     Democratic Regina Seltzer 39.4% 97,299
     Green William G. Hoist 1.2% 2,967
     Working Families Michael P. Forbes 2.6% 6,318
     Blank/Scattering 12% 29,574
Total Votes 247,161

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st 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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