New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Nydia Velazquez 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 7th 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 1 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: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 30, 2014, for the federal primary, and August 15, 2014, for the state primary.[4]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Nydia Velazquez (D), who was first elected in 1992.

New York's 7th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Kings county.[5]


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Campaign contributions

Nydia Velazquez

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

Nydia Velazquez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 24, 2013$216,263.67$34,987.89$(78,663.08)$172,588.48
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$172,588.48$358,530.00$(125,061.56)$406,056.92
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$406,056.92$63,142.81$(87,500.04)$381,699.69
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$381,699$89,950$(37,395)$394,654
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Nydia Velazquez (D) won re-election to the United States House. She ran in the 7th District as a result of redistricting. She defeated James Murray in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNydia Velazquez Incumbent 79% 141,322
     Conservative James Murray 4.4% 7,811
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 16.6% 29,692
Total Votes 178,825
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Joseph Crowley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth A. Reynolds (R whom also ran on the Conservative Party ticket) and Anthony Gronowicz (Green) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Crowley incumbent 72.7% 71,247
     Republican Kenneth A. Reynolds 9.7% 9,541
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 16.5% 16,145
     Green Anthony Gronowicz 1.1% 1,038
Total Votes 97,971

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