New York's 21st Congressional District

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New York's 21st Congressional District
NY District 21 Map.PNG
Current incumbentBill Owens Democratic Party
Population717,663
Gender51.2% Male, 48.8% Female
Race92.6% White, 3% Black
Ethnicity3.1% Hispanic
Unemployment9.4%
Median household income$48,759
High school graduation rate88.1%
College graduation rate21.7%
New York's 21st Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, Essex, Warren, Washington and Fulton counties and parts of Saratoga and Herkimer counties.[1]

The district previously included all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties. It contained the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, Cohoes, Watervliet, Gloversville and Johnstown.

The current representative of the 21st Congressional District is Bill Owens (D). Owens announced in January 2014 that he would not seek re-election in the 2014 midterm elections.[2]

Elections

2014

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See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 21st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Because incumbent Bill Owens (D) did not run for re-election, many predicted a close race between Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate Elise Stefanik and Democratic and Working Families Party candidate Aaron Woolf. Contrary to expectations, Stefanik defeated Woolf by a wide margin of victory, switching the partisan control of the seat from Democratic to Republican.[3]

Matt Funiciello also ran against Stefanik and Woolf on the Green ticket. Neither Woolf nor Funiciello faced competition in the primary election on June 24, 2014, while Stefanik battled with Matt Doheny for the Republican nomination. Although Doheny won the Independence Party's nomination, he was later nominated for a state Supreme Court judgeship, which removed him from the ballot and allowed the Independence Party to endorse Stefanik.

New York's 21st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Although Democratic President Barack Obama won the district by a fairly safe 6.1 percent margin of victory in 2012, Owens won by a mere 1.9 percent margin of victory that same year. In addition, with New York's 21st being an open seat in 2014, none of the candidates possessed the advantages that often come with incumbency, such as increased campaign finances and name recognition.

U.S. House, New York District 21 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElise Stefanik 53% 96,226
     Democratic Aaron Woolf 32.5% 59,063
     Green Matt Funiciello 10.6% 19,238
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.9% 7,031
Total Votes 181,558
Source: New York State Board of Elections

2012

See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012

The 21st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 23rd District, Bill Owens won the election in the district.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Owens Incumbent 47.1% 126,631
     Republican Matthew Doheny 45.3% 121,646
     Green Donald Hassig 1.6% 4,174
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.1% 16,290
Total Votes 268,741
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Paul Tonko won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Theodore Danz (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 21 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tonko incumbent 56.9% 124,889
     Republican Theodore J. Danz, Jr. 39.1% 85,752
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 4% 8,784
Total Votes 219,425

2008
On November 4, 2008, Paul Tonko won election to the United States House. He defeated James Buhrmaster (R) and Phillip Steck (Independence) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 21 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tonko 54.9% 171,286
     Republican James Buhrmaster 31% 96,599
     Independence Phillip Steck 2.6% 7,965
     N/A Blank/Scattering 11.6% 36,081
Total Votes 311,931

2006
On November 7, 2006, Michael R. McNulty won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Warren Redlich (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York , District 21 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael R. McNulty incumbent 68.5% 139,997
     Republican Warren Redlich 22.9% 46,752
     Blank/Scattering 8.6% 17,554
Total Votes 204,303

2004
On November 2, 2004, Michael R. McNulty won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Warren Redlich (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York , District 21 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael R. McNulty incumbent 58.7% 167,247
     Republican Warren Redlich 28.1% 80,121
     Blank/Scattering 13.2% 37,700
Total Votes 285,068

2002
On November 5, 2002, Michael R. McNulty won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles B. Rosenstein (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, New York , District 21 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael R. McNulty incumbent 63% 128,584
     Republican Charles R. Rosenstein 26.2% 53,525
     Blank/Scattering 10.8% 22,113
Total Votes 204,222

2000
On November 7, 2000, Michael R. McNulty won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas G. Pillsworth (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, New York , District 21 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael R. McNulty incumbent 63.1% 157,773
     Republican Thomas G. Pillsworth 24.1% 60,333
     Blank/Scattering 12.7% 31,740
Total Votes 249,846

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 21st 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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