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José E. Serrano
Jose E. Serrano.jpeg
U.S. House, New York, District 16
In office
January 3, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 24
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly - District 73
New York State Assembly - District 75
Bachelor'sLehman College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Medical Corps
Years of service1964-1966
Date of birthOctober 24, 1943
Place of birthMayaguez, Puerto Rico
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
José Enrique Serrano (b. October 24, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Serrano was elected by voters from New York's 16th congressional district. Due to New York's redistricting in 2012, Serrano ran in the newly drawn 15th district.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Serrano is a "far-left Democrat".[1]


Rangel was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He earned a B.A. from Lehman College in 1961.[2]


Serrano served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1964-1966, returning to civilian life to later serve as a member of the New York City Board of Education from 1969-1974, as chair of the South Bronx Community Corporation, as delegate to the 1976 Democratic National Convention, and as member of the New York State Assembly from 1975-1990.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Serrano serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies[5]



See also: New York's 15th congressional district elections, 2012

Serrano won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly redrawn 15th district. He was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and defeated Frank Della Valle (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[6][7]

U.S. House, New York District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose E. Serrano Incumbent 85.5% 152,661
     Republican Frank Della Valle 2.5% 4,427
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 12.1% 21,557
Total Votes 178,645
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Serrano was re-elected to the United States House for an eleventh term. He defeated Frank Della Valle (R whom also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[8]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose E. Serrano Incumbent 86.4% 61,642
     Blank/Scattering 9.7% 6,949
     Republican Frank Della Valle 3.9% 2,758
Total Votes 71,349

Campaign donors


Jose E. Serrano Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2012$45,258.77$34,100$(23,829.79)$55,528.98
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2012$55,198.87$30,550$(36,926.80)$48,822.07
October Quarterly[11]October 12, 2012$48,822.07$19,050$(23,035.33)$44,836.74
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Serrano's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Serrano was re-elected to the U.S. House for an eleventh term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $373,374 and spent $385,796.[12]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Serrano paid his congressional staff a total of $876,036 in 2011. Overall, New York ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Serrano's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $15,001 to $50,000. Averaging to a net worth of $32,500.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[14]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Jose E. Serrano voted with the Democratic Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 92nd among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles B. Rangel
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 16
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert García
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 18
Succeeded by
Nita Lowey
Preceded by
Bella Abzug
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
Succeeded by
Mario Biaggi
Preceded by
John Brian Murtaugh
New York Assembly - District 73
Succeeded by
David Rosado
Preceded by
Eugenio Alvarez
New York Assembly - District 75
Succeeded by
John Dearie