New York's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Gregory Meeks Democratic Party
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New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters must register by August 15, 2014.[4]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Gregory Meeks (D), who was first elected in 1998.

New York's 5th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes part of Queens.[5]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, New York District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 81.5% 7,160
Joseph Marthone 18.5% 1,620
Total Votes 8,780
Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign contributions

Gregory Meeks

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Meek’s reports.[7]

Gregory Meeks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$27,719.37$73,458.86$(67,471.05)$33,707.18
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$33,707.18$160,796.74$(101,616.55)$92,887.37
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$92,887.37$98,806.86$(98,617.65)$93,076.58
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$93,076$82,840$(83,687)$84,548
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$84,548.82$86,576.50$(101,822.82)$69,302.50
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Gregory Meeks (D) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 5th District due to redistricting. He defeated Allan Jennings Jr. in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 74.8% 167,835
     Republican Allan Jennings Jr. 8% 17,875
     Libertarian Catherine Wark 0.6% 1,345
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 16.7% 37,453
Total Votes 224,508
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Milano (R) and Elizabeth Berney (Tax Revolt) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 62.1% 72,239
     Republican James Milano 31.7% 36,861
     Tax Revolt Party Eliabeth Berney 0.7% 798
     Blank/Scattering 5.5% 6,396
Total Votes 116,294

See also

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