New York's 26th Congressional District

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New York's 26th Congressional District
NY 26th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentBrian Higgins Democratic Party
Population719,909
Gender47.8% Male, 52.2% Female
Race74% White, 17.6% Black, 3% Asian
Ethnicity5.3% Hispanic
Unemployment10.4%
Median household income$41,018
High school graduation rate87.4%
College graduation rate28.8%
New York's 26th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes part of Erie County.[1]

The district previously included all of Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming counties, along with parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara and Orleans counties. It also included the northeastern suburbs of Buffalo and the western suburbs of Rochester, as well as the cities of Albion, Batavia, Lockport and North Tonawanda.

The current representative of the 26th Congressional District is Brian Higgins (D).

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 26th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Higgins (D) defeated Kathy Weppner (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Higgins Incumbent 65% 106,649
     Republican Kathy Weppner 30.6% 50,250
     N/A Blank 4.3% 6,983
     N/A Void 0% 77
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 124
Total Votes 164,083
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 26th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 26th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 27th District, Brian Higgins won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Higgins Incumbent 69.7% 212,588
     Republican Michael Madigan 23.5% 71,666
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.8% 20,707
Total Votes 304,961
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2011

On May 24, 2011, Kathy Hochul was elected to the United States House by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee. She also ran on the Working Families ticket. She defeated Jane L. Corwin (R, running also on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets), Jack Davis (Tea Party), and Ian L. Murphy (Green Party).[3]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 26 Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Hochul 47.2% 52,713
     Democratic Jane L. Corwin 42.3% 47,187
     Tea Party Jack Davis 9% 10,029
     Green Ian L. Murphy 1.1% 1,177
     Blank/Scattering 0.4% 491
Total Votes 111,597

2010
On November 2, 2010, Christopher John Lee won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Philip A. Fedele (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher John Lee incumbent 68.3% 151,449
     Democratic Philip A. Fedele 24.5% 54,307
     Blank/Scattering 7.2% 16,007
Total Votes 221,763

2008
On November 4, 2008, Christopher John Lee won election to the United States House. He defeated Jonathan P. Powers (Working Families) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher John Lee 43.4% 124,845
     Working Families Jonathan P. Powers 38.1% 109,615
     Blank/Scattering 18.4% 52,925
Total Votes 287,385

2006
On November 7, 2006, Thomas M. Reynolds won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Davis (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas M. Reynolds incumbent 48.8% 94,157
     Democratic Jack Davis 44.1% 85,145
     Blank/Scattering 7.1% 13,793
Total Votes 193,095

2004
On November 2, 2004, Thomas M. Reynolds won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Davis (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas M. Reynolds incumbent 47.1% 137,425
     Democratic Jack Davis 39.9% 116,484
     Blank/Scattering 13% 38,001
Total Votes 291,910

2002
On November 5, 2002, Thomas M. Reynolds won election to the United States House. He defeated Ayesha F. Nariman (D), Shawn Harris (Right to Life) and Paul E. Fallon (Green) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas M. Reynolds 57.3% 105,807
     Democratic Ayesha F. Nariman 22.3% 41,140
     Right to Life Shawn Harris 2.2% 4,084
     Green Party Paul E. Fallon 1.7% 3,146
     Blank/Scattering 16.5% 30,535
Total Votes 184,712

2000
On November 7, 2000, Maurice D. Hinchey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Moppert (R) and Paul J. Laux (Right to Life) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaurice D. Hinchey incumbent 55.5% 124,862
     Republican Bob Moppert 34.7% 78,103
     Right to Life Paul J. Laux 1% 2,328
     Blank/Scattering 8.7% 19,624
Total Votes 224,917

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 26th 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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